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Bobby Sippio
No. --     Free Agent
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: December 4, 1980 (1980-12-04) (age 29)
Place of birth: Orlando, Florida
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
College: Western Kentucky
Undrafted in 2002
Debuted in 2002 for the Peoria Pirates
Career history
 As player:
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2007
Games played     9
Catches     0
tackles     2
Career Arena football statistics
Receptions     350
Receiving yards     5,097
Receiving TDs     140
Stats at
Stats at

Robert Lee "Bobby" Sippio, Jr. (born December 4, 1980 in Orlando, Florida) is an American football wide receiver for the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League. He was signed by the Peoria Pirates in 2002. He played college football at Western Kentucky.

Sippio has also been a member of the Greensboro Prowlers, Dallas Desperados, Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Storm, Chicago Rush, Kansas City Chiefs, Chicago Slaughter, Detroit Lions, and California Redwoods.



Sippio played college football at Western Kentucky University for three seasons. He attended Osceola High School in Kissimmee, Florida where he played football and basketball. He played cornerback along with former Chief, Brett Williams.

Professional career



Sippio began playing professional football in 2002 with the Peoria Pirates of af2 and then the Greensboro Prowlers. Before signing joining the Arena Football League.

Dallas Desperados

Sippio played in 15 games as a rookie with the Dallas Desperados, recording 75 receptions for 1,217 yards and 32 touchdowns, and recording 25.0 tackles, two interceptions and three passes broken up. He made his Arena Football League debut February 8 vs. the Carolina Cobras, catching four passes for 78 yards and two touchdowns. He was named co-Offensive Player of the Game March 6 against the Grand Rapids Rampage after catching 6 passes for 116 yards and three touchdowns.

Sippio played in 16 games in his second season with Dallas, recording 61 receptions for 863 yards and 22 touchdowns and added 30.5 tackles, two interceptions and nine passes broken up. He scored touchdowns in five different ways during the season, receiving, rushing, interception return, fumble return and kickoff return.

Tampa Bay Storm

Sippio played in nine games for the Tampa Bay Storm, recording 55 receptions for 666 yards and 18 touchdowns, before being released March 28 and claimed by the Chicago Rush on March 29.

Chicago Rush

He finished the 2006 season with 93 receptions for 1,320 yards and 35 touchdowns. He recorded a season high 10 receptions for 136 yards and two touchdowns against the Orlando Predators on February 19. He also lead the league with 53 touchdown's.

Kansas City Chiefs

After the 2007 Arena Football League season, Sippio signed with the Kansas City Chiefs on August 12, 2007. His signing appeared on HBO's Hard Knocks, a program showcasing NFL training camps. On September 1, 2007 the Chiefs made their final cuts to 53, and Sippio made the final roster. However, he was released on September 2 to make room for Tyler Thigpen.[1] The following day, Sippio was added to the Chiefs practice squad. He was signed to the active roster on September 11, 2007 to replace Eddie Kennison who suffered a hamstring injury.[2]

After lasting all of training camp, Sippio was released by the Chiefs on August 30, 2008, and did not make the practice squad.

Chicago Slaughter

On May 13, 2009, due to the injury of leading wide receiver Donovan Morgan, the Chicago Slaughter of the Continental Indoor Football League signed Sippio. [3] The Arena Football League halted operations for the 2009 season, preventing Sippio from re-signing with the Rush or any other AFL team.

California Redwoods

Sippio signed with the California Redwoods of the United Football League in 2009, but was released in August so he could sign with the Detroit Lions.[4]

Detroit Lions

Sippio was signed by the Detroit Lions on August 7, 2009 after offensive lineman Damion Cook was placed on injured reserve. He was waived on August 17 when the team signed wide receiver Dane Looker.

Florida Tuskers

Sippio was signed by the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League on November 16, 2009. However, he was cut during the season.


Sippio is a second cousin of Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe.

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