Rob Zatechka
No. 73
Personal information
Born: (1971-12-01) December 1, 1971 (age 50)
Lansing, Michigan
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:313 lb (142 kg)
Career information
High school:Lincoln (NE) East
NFL Draft:1995 / Round: 4 / Pick: 128
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games Played:47
Games Started:9
Player stats at

Robert Brett Zatechka (born December 1, 1971) is a former American football offensive lineman in the National Football League for the New York Giants. He was born to Douglas and Jane Zatechka in 1971.[1] He was drafted in the fourth round of the 1995 NFL Draft out of the University of Nebraska. In college, he won both the Draddy Trophy and a Walter Byers Scholarship.[2] He was the first Giant draft pick to sign after the 1995 draft.[3]

After his playing days ended, he slimmed down from 320 pounds (150 kg; 23 st) to 260 pounds (120 kg; 19 st) before returning to school at Omaha, Nebraska's University of Nebraska Medical Center.[4] Zatechka graduated medical school in 2004, completed a residency in anesthesia at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2008, and is currently practicing in Omaha at OrthoNebraska.

See also


  1. ^ Giants 1995 Official Information Guide. p. 143.
  2. ^ "Previous Walter Byers Scholars". The National Collegiate Athletic Association. Archived from the original on 2008-07-05. Retrieved 2008-01-26.
  3. ^ Freeman, Mike (1995-07-06). "PRO FOOTBALL; No Delay of Game Now On Giants' Draft Picks". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-02-01.
  4. ^ "Medical students unveil Match Day destinations". University of Nebraska Medical Center. 2004-03-19. Retrieved 2008-01-26.