Michael Roos (born Mihkel Roos, October 5, 1982), is a former American football offensive tackle who played his entire career for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Titans in the second round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Eastern Washington.
Roos in November 2008
|Born:||October 5, 1982|
|Height:||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Weight:||313 lb (142 kg)|
|High school:||Vancouver (WA) Mountain View|
|NFL Draft:||2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 41|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at PFR|
High school careerEdit
Roos was named second-team All-GSHL as tight end at Mountain View High School in Vancouver, Washington after recording 18 receptions for 306 yards and three touchdowns as a senior under head coach Mike Woodward, now head coach of Woodland High School in Woodland, WA. Woodward describes Roos as very "humble and quiet". He also made 40 tackles and two sacks as defensive lineman. More remarkable was the fact that it was the first time in which Roos had played organized football in his life. Roos earned All-League honors for the Mountain View basketball team and also threw javelin for track & field team. He earned scholar-athlete honors three times in basketball, twice in track and once in football.
As a student-athlete at Eastern Washington University, Roos played for the Eastern Washington Eagles football team. He earned numerous honors, including first-team All-American by The NFL Draft Report, American Football Coaches Association and The Sports Network, second-team AP All-American, Division I-AA Offensive Lineman of the Year by The NFL Draft Report, unanimous first-team All-Big Sky Conference and two-time Big Sky All-Academic selection. His fellow right tackle Paul Terrell was also an All-Big Sky Conference pick. He graduated in March 2005 with a double major in finance and economics.
Initially projected as a late third rounder, Roos was selected with the ninth pick of the second round of the 2005 NFL Draft out of Eastern Washington. This made him the first Division I-AA player to be drafted that season and the highest draft pick ever to come out of Eastern Washington. In 2008, Roos was elected to the Pro Bowl and was first team All Pro.
On April 26, 2008 Roos signed a six-year, $43 million extension with the Tennessee Titans.
On February 27, 2015, Roos retired from the NFL. He finished his career starting all 148 games he played.
Since retirement from professional football, Roos has picked up the sport of curling. In March 2018 Jared Allen formed a team of all retired NFL players, recruiting Roos, Marc Bulger and Keith Bulluck with the goal of representing the United States at the 2022 Winter Olympics. They have since played together in the 2019 USA Men's Challenge Round (qualification event for the United States Men's Curling Championship) and Ed Werenich Golden Wrench Classic (a World Curling Tour event), going winless in both events.
Although born in Estonia, Roos does not speak Estonian. He is married to his college girlfriend, Katherine Fossett. Together they donated $500,000 to their alma mater, Eastern Washington University, to "jump start" the school's stadium project, which included converting their football stadium from natural grass to red turf. Because of the gesture of Roos and his wife, Eastern Washington University's Board Of Trustees approved a name change of their stadium to Roos Field.
- Michael Roos - Biography at titansonline.com Retrieved 25 March 2018
- Sports Illustrated: 2005 NFL Draft profile
- Walker, Teresa M. (May 16, 2008). "Titans left tackle new $43 million man". USA Today.
- "Michael Roos Retires from NFL". The Tennessean. Feb 27, 2015.
- "Ex-NFL Pro Bowl players try curling with 2022 Olympic goal". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2019-04-07.
- "Team Allen - USA Men's Challenge Round". www.curlingzone.com. Retrieved 2019-04-06.
- "Ed Werenich Golden Wrench Classic presented by The Lodge Sasquatch Kitchen: Team Allen - Blaine, MN". Retrieved 2019-04-07.
- "EWU 2010 See Red Stadium Project". Eastern Washington University. Retrieved 2010-04-05.
- "With Addition of New Turf, a New Name for Eastern's Football Field". goeags.com. May 20, 2010. Archived from the original on 2011-01-21. Retrieved 2011-04-11.