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Grey Ruegamer

Grey Ruegamer
Ruegamer during his tenure with the Packers in October 2005.
No. 63, 67, 65
Position: Center/Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1976-06-01) June 1, 1976
Place of birth: Las Vegas, Nevada
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 299 lb (136 kg)
Career information
College: Arizona State
NFL draft: 1999 / Round: 3 / Pick: 72
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2008
Games played: 124
Games started: 17
Fumble recoveries: 0
Stats at

Christopher Grey Ruegamer [ROO-gah-mer] (born June 1, 1976) is a former American football Center (American and Canadian football). He played college football at Arizona State and was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the third round of the 1999 NFL Draft.

Ruegamer has also been a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers, New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers, New York Giants and Seattle Seahawks. He has earned two Super Bowl rings in his career, with the Patriots in Super Bowl XXXVI and with the Giants in Super Bowl XLII.


  • Early years 1
  • College career 2
  • Professional career 3
    • Miami Dolphins 3.1
    • Pittsburgh Steelers 3.2
    • New England Patriots 3.3
    • Green Bay Packers 3.4
    • New York Giants 3.5
    • Seattle Seahawks 3.6
  • Personal 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Early years

Ruegamer attended Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nevada and won three varsity letters each in football and track and field and twice in wrestling.

College career

Ruegamer played college football at Arizona State University, where he was a four-year starter. Ruegamer played for the Sun Devils in the 1997 Rose Bowl.[1]

Professional career

Miami Dolphins

Ruegamer was originally drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the third round of the 1999 NFL Draft. He did not appear in a game his rookie season. The Dolphins waived Ruegamer on August 26, 2000.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Ruegamer was signed to the practice squad of the Pittsburgh Steelers on August 29, 2000. He remained there until being signed by the New England Patriots on November 16.

New England Patriots

Ruegamer played for the New England Patriots from 2000 to 2002, and appeared in the team's Super Bowl XXXVI victory over St. Louis Rams in 2001.

Green Bay Packers

Ruegamer played for the Green Bay Packers from 2003 to 2005. He started 11 games for the Green Bay Packers in 2004 on a line that set single-season team records for fewest sacks allowed (14), first downs (354), net yards (6,357), and net passing yards (4,449).

New York Giants

Ruegamer signed with the New York Giants in 2006 and played three seasons with the team. He appeared in New York's Super Bowl XLII victory over the New England Patriots.

Seattle Seahawks

Ruegamer was signed by the Seattle Seahawks on July 31, 2009. He was released on August 25 when the team claimed Center (American football) Brian De La Puente off waivers.[2]


Ruegamer's Uncle Bob played with the University of Minnesota in the 1961 and 1962 Rose Bowls.[3]

Ruegamer has a Basque family friend and has helped the friend castrate lamb with his teeth.[4]

Ruegamer is a prankster and is also known for showing up to Friday practices in costume. He keeps all his toenail clippings and callous shavings in a cup all season long. If anyone messes with him and he deems it necessary, he will dump the cup in personal belongings of theirs.[5]

True to his name, Ruegamer may be the only active NFL player with predominantly grey hair. Ruegamer has a nephew named Andrew who currently trains at SBGI in Whitefish, Montana.[6]


  1. ^ [5], NFL, retrieved March 22, 2008.
  2. ^
  3. ^ [6],, retrieved March 22, 2008.
  4. ^ Giants’ Ruegamer keeps things loose, , East Valley Tribune, retrieved January 26, 2008.
  5. ^ [7], MSNBC, retrieved January 29, 2008.
  6. ^ [8],, retrieved August 25, 2008.

External links

  • New England Patriots bio
  • New York Giants bio
  • Seattle Seahawks bio
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