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Casey Edward Rabach (/rəˈbɑːk/; born September 24, 1977) is a former American football center. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the third round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He played college football at Wisconsin.

Casey Rabach
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Rabach during Redskins training camp.
No. 61
Position:Center
Personal information
Born: (1977-09-24) September 24, 1977 (age 41)
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:295 lb (134 kg)
Career information
High school:Sturgeon Bay (WI)
College:Wisconsin
NFL Draft:2001 / Round: 3 / Pick: 92
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Games played:137
Games started:118
Player stats at NFL.com

He also played for the Washington Redskins.

In 2011, Rabach was brought back by Baltimore, but couldn't sign since he failed his physical.

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Early lifeEdit

Rabach attended Sturgeon Bay High School in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin and then played college football at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Professional careerEdit

Baltimore RavensEdit

Rabach was drafted in the third round of the 2001 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens. By the 2003 season he was the starting center for the team.

Washington RedskinsEdit

Before the 2005 NFL season, Rabach left Baltimore as a free agent for the Washington Redskins.[1] He immediately became the starting center for the Redskins in the second year of Joe Gibbs' return as head coach. Rabach replaced Cory Raymer. That year, he started all 16 games and Washington had a 10-6 record with Mark Brunell at quarterback and beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a wild card game of the 2005-06 NFL playoffs before losing to the Seattle Seahawks in the divisional round. Since then, he returned to the playoffs only once, in the 2007-08 NFL playoffs, with Gibbs as head coach and Jason Campbell as the starting quarterback in the regular season. In 2008, they lost to the Seattle Seahawks with Todd Collins replacing Campbell in a wild card game.

Overall, Rabach started 79 of 80 regular season games and 3 post-season games since joining the Redskins. Rabach signed a three-year contract with them on March, 2010, worth $12.3 million. He is the longest incumbent at starting center of the Redskins since Jeff Bostic, who maintained his position from 1981 to 1993, and before him Len Hauss from 1964 to 1977.

On July 28, 2011, he was released.

Attempted Return to the Baltimore RavensEdit

In the 2011 offseason, it was reported that the Baltimore Ravens had re-signed Case Rabach to add center depth behind the aging Matt Birk. However, Rabach failed his physical, so could not sign. The Ravens ended up bringing former Pro Bowler Andre Gurode to back up Birk. [2]

Personal lifeEdit

Rabach is the cousin of brothers Chris Greisen, a former NFL and Arena Football League player, and Nick Greisen, who last played in the NFL for the Denver Broncos.

He and his wife, Nicole, were married on February 16, 2002 and have three children; daughters Alana and Siena and a son, Porter.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2003100
  2. ^ Rosenthal, Gregg. "Release Tracker". Pro Football Talk. Retrieved 29 July 2011.

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