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Rudy Niswanger

Niswanger (#64- standing) on the sidelines
No. 64     Kansas City Chiefs
Center
Personal information
Date of birth: November 9, 1982 (1982-11-09) (age 27)
Place of birth: Monroe, Louisiana
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 301 lb (137 kg)
Career information
College: Louisiana State
Undrafted in 2006
Debuted in 2006 for the Kansas City Chiefs
Career history
 As player:
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2008
Games played     30
Games started     15
Fumble recoveries     0
Stats at NFL.com

Rudolph Nelson "Rudy" Niswanger [NIZE-wong-er] (born November 9, 1982 in Monroe, Louisiana) is an American football center for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. He was signed by the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at Louisiana State.

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Early years

He is a native of Monroe, Louisiana, where he attended Ouachita Christian School where he led his team to a 2a State Championship title in Football.[1]

College career

During his college career he started at least one game in every offensive line position. As a senior, he was team captain and was elected as Second Team All-SEC.

Professional career

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Kansas City Chiefs

In 2006 season, Rudy signed a free agent contract with the Kansas City Chiefs and played in five games at two different positions guard, and on special teams in his first season in the league.[1] During the 2007 season, Niswanger appeared in 12 games, including five games as a reserve guard. His season ended on December 2 in a game against the San Diego Chargers when he injured his right knee.[1] He was placed in injured reserve the next day. During the 2008 season, Niswanger became the starting center in the preseason. He started in 15 games, missing one game against the Chargers in Week 15.

A restricted free agent in the 2009 offseason, Niswanger re-signed with the Chiefs on April 24. During the offseason, the Chiefs signed veteran Mike Goff, who is expected to compete with Niswanger for the starting center position. [2]

Personal

Niswanger is married to Patricia Hodge of Monroe, Louisiana and they make their home in Overland Park, Kansas, and has one daughter.[1]

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