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Bob Whitfield
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Jersey #(s)
Born October 18, 1971 (1971-10-18) (age 38)
Carson, California
Career information
Year(s) 19922006
NFL Draft 1992 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8
College Stanford
Professional teams
Career stats
Games played 220
Games started 176
Fumble recoveries 5
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Career highlights and awards

Robert Lectress Whitfield, Jr. (born October 18, 1971 in Carson, California) is a former American football offensive tackle in the National Football League.


Early career

Whitfield played high school football at Banning High School in Wilmington, California, where he was teammates with Mark Tucker, Ed Lalau, and Marvin Pollard. He then played college football at Stanford University.

Professional career

Whitfield was drafted in the first round (eighth overall) of the 1992 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons. He played for the Falcons from 1992–2003 before he was released by the team. He then played for the Jacksonville Jaguars for the 2004 season.

Whitfield started for the New York Giants at left tackle during the 2006 season filling in after starter Luke Petitgout went down with injury. His time as a starter was marked by two episodes of him losing his cool and drawing costly personal fouls, twice on headbutts in key spots against the Dallas Cowboys and later in a week 16 loss against the New Orleans Saints. These actions lead to him receiving the nickname "Head-butt Bob" from many Giant fans as well as local columnists.[1][2] Due to these actions and general inconsistent play, Whitfield was benched for the final game of the season against the Washington Redskins and the subsequent playoff game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

On February 12, 2007, he announced his retirement on Sirius NFL radio.[3]

Post-playing career

Whitfield has become a guest analyst for the UK's NFL Coverage on Sky Sports. ATL Housewife: Little Brain Needs Big Money], January 9, 2009</ref>


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