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Jared Retkofsky
No. 61     Pittsburgh Steelers
Long snapper
Personal information
Date of birth: March 16, 1983 (1983-03-16) (age 26)
Place of birth: Wichita, Kansas
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
College: Texas Christian
Undrafted in 2007
Debuted in 2008 for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Career history
 As player:
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2009
Games played     9
Games started     0
Tackles     2
Stats at NFL.com

Jared Michael Retkofsky (born 16 March 1983 in Wichita, Kansas) is an American football long snapper for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. He was signed by the Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 2007. He played college football at Texas Christian.

Retkofsky earned a Super Bowl ring with the Steelers in Super Bowl XLIII. He has also been a member of the Seattle Seahawks and New York Sentinels.

Professional career

As a free agent during the 2008 regular season, Retkofsky worked as a furniture mover.[1]

He was re-signed by the Steelers on October 28 after long snapper Greg Warren was placed on season-ending injured reserve. Retkofsky served as the Steelers' long snapper through the rest of the regular season and playoffs as the Steelers beat the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII. Retkofsky was waived by the Steelers on April 30, After a suffering a broken shoulder for a non-football related incident.

He played for the New York Sentinels of the United Football League.[2] Following the completion of the inagural UFL season, Retkofsky returned to working for a moving compnay before being resigned by the Steelers.[2]

Retkofsky re-signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 21, 2009, replacing Greg Warren for the second straight season due to a torn ACL.[3]

References

  1. ^ Robinson, Alan. "Former sofa lifter now Steelers long snapper", The Associated Press, November 1, 2008.
  2. ^ a b Kaboly, Mark (2009-12-24). "Steelers snapper Retkofsky moving on up". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/s_659230.html. Retrieved 2009-12-24.  
  3. ^ Gerry Dulac and Ed Bouchette (2009-12-22). "Steelers sign receiver Galloway and long-snapper". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09356/1022801-100.stm. Retrieved 2009-12-24.  

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