What is he known for? Vrabel was voted an All-American in his senior season of college at Ohio State, and went on to a lengthy career in the NFL. I personally remember Vrabel best from his time in New England, where he won three Super Bowl rings, was named to the Pro Bowl in 2007, and served as receiver on occasion, hauling in twelve touchdown passes through his career (10 with the Patriots & 2 with the Chiefs). I also remember being shocked when I heard that the Patriots had traded Vrabel and Matt Cassel to the Chiefs for a single draft pick in 2009.
|Vrabel as a member of the Chiefs.|
Does he have any football cards? Vrabel's rookie card came as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1997, and is #319 in the '97 Ultra set. After that, he was not included in any major sets until 2004, the year of his first Super Bowl appearance (and victory) as a member of the Pats. For a player that was around for as long as Vrabel, I was surprised to find only 56 cards for purchase on checkoutmycards.com, including base; parallels; relic; a printing plate and NO certified autographs.
What's he doing now? Since his retirement from the NFL in 2011, Vrabel has been a part of the Ohio State Buckeyes defensive coaching staff. He came on as the linebackers coach, and has moved to defensive line coach under Urban Meyer.
Contact information: SportsCollectors.net lists this address for the Buckeyes program. You can try to contact Mr. Vrabel here:
c/o Ohio State Buckeyes
410 Woody Hayes Dr.
Columbus, OH 43210