Adam David Goldberg (born August 12, 1980) is a former American football offensive tackle. He was signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2003. He played college football at Wyoming.

Early years

Goldberg was born in Edina, Minnesota. It was reported that he was raised in his mother's Christian faith and that his father is Jewish.[1]

At Edina High School, Goldberg was a Second Team All-State and All-Metro selection his senior season. He played both offensive and defensive line. His senior season, he recorded 95 tackles (19 solo) and 76 assists.

College career

Goldberg is a University of Wyoming graduate. He became only the third junior in University of Wyoming football history to be elected a team captain when he was voted a captain by his teammates in the spring of 2001. He was Honorable Mention All-America and two-time First-team All-Mountain West Conference. He started 44 of 45 career games. He graduated with a finance degree.

Professional career

Minnesota Vikings

Goldberg spent 2003 season on Minnesota Vikings. practice squad. In 2004 he started the last six games of the season and two postseason contests. In 2005 he started 12 games at right tackle.

St. Louis Rams

On September 2, 2006, the Vikings traded Goldberg to the St. Louis Rams for the seventh-round selection (209th overall) in the 2008 NFL Draft.[2] In 2006 he played in final 15 games of the season with two starts for the Rams.

The following season, 2007, he played in four games with two starts before being placed on reserve/injured list with a left knee injury suffered in Week 4. An unrestricted free agent in the 2009 offseason, Goldberg was re-signed by the Rams on March 20, 2009, to a two-year $1.8 million contract.[3]

References

  1. ^ Ron Kaplan (November 26, 2008). "NFL Update » Kaplan's Korner on Jews and Sports". New Jersey Jewish News. Retrieved March 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ Pasquarelli, Len (November 17, 2006). "Rams hope Goldberg can fill Pace's shoes at left tackle". ESPN. Retrieved April 23, 2008. 
  3. ^ Caplan, Adam. (March 22, 2009). OL Re-Signs With STL Scout.com. Retrieved May 3, 2009.

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