Russ Hochstein

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Russ Hochstein
Russ Hochstein 2012.JPG
Hochstein in the 2012 NFL season.
No. 71, 66
Position: Center
Personal information
Born: (1977-10-07) October 7, 1977 (age 43)
Hartington, Nebraska
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:300 lb (136 kg)
Career information
High school: Hartington (NE) Cedar
College: Nebraska
NFL Draft: 2001  / Round: 5 / Pick: 151
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:149
Games started:37
Fumble recoveries:1
Player stats at NFL.com

Russ Hochstein (born October 7, 1977) is a former American football Center. After playing college football for Nebraska, [1] he was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the fifth round of the 2001 NFL Draft. [2] He played for the Buccaneers for two seasons from 2001 to 2002 (but was released in 2002 before the team won the Super Bowl), the New England Patriots for seven seasons from 2002 to 2008 (earning two Super Bowl rings with the team), and the Denver Broncos for three seasons from 2009 to 2011.

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Early years

Hochstein was born in Hartington, Nebraska and is a graduate of Cedar Catholic High School, [3] where he was an award-winning performer in school plays, and a letterman in football, basketball, and track and field. In football, he played the offensive line, defensive line and middle linebacker positions, and finished his high school career with 18 sacks, 309 tackles, eight fumble recoveries, and two interceptions.

Professional career

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Hochstein was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the fifth round of the 2001 NFL Draft. [4]

New England Patriots

Hochstein signed with the New England Patriots in 2002. He started in 2003 after Damien Woody (who had moved from Center to fill in for the injured Mike Compton) was injured in the first round of the playoffs. After Joe Andruzzi left for Cleveland, Hochstein started the first two games of the 2004 season before filling in at Tight End, Offensive Tackle and Fullback in the remaining regular season games and Super Bowl XXXIX. Hochstein started the final seven games of the 2005 season at center when Dan Koppen was injured and started a career high eight games in 2007 at center and right guard for the New England Patriots. He has remained a special teams contributor and first choice backup interior offensive lineman for the New England Patriots.

Denver Broncos

Hochstein while with the Denver Broncos. Russ Hochstein.JPG
Hochstein while with the Denver Broncos.

Hochstein was traded to the Denver Broncos in exchange for a seventh-round selection (which the Patriots had sent with Le Kevin Smith in a prior trade) in the 2010 NFL Draft on August 25, 2009. The move reunited Hochstein with Broncos head coach and former Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.

Hochstein started 10 of the 15 games in which he played for the Broncos in 2009. He was placed on season-ending injured reserve with a knee injury on December 28. He was re-signed by the Broncos on March 5, 2010.

Arizona Cardinals

On July 26, 2012, Hochstein signed a one-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals. He was released during the final cutdown period.

Kansas City Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs signed Hochstein on September 25, 2012.

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References

  1. "Russ Hochstein 66". Fox Sports. Retrieved October 4, 2012.
  2. "Russ Hochstein". Pro-Football-Reference.Com. Retrieved October 6, 2012.
  3. "Russ Hochstein". NFL Enterprises LLC. Retrieved October 6, 2012.
  4. "Russ Hochstein". Pro-Football-Reference.Com. Retrieved October 6, 2012.