Roberto Garza American Football Guard

Roberto garza

Roberto Garza (born March 26, 1979 in Rio Hondo, Texas) is an American football center and guard for the Chicago Bears of the NFL. Garza attended Rio Hondo High School in Rio Hondo, Texas and was a Letterman in football and track and field. He was also a member the school's National Honor Society. The son of immigrants from Mexico, Garza was encouraged to join the Marines after high school. A Marine recruiter interested in Garza ridiculed his desire to play professional football, allegedly stating that, "Mexicans do not play in the NFL". Roberto was not discouraged, and worked toward his goal by playing for the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Javelinas as a "walk-on". In addition to playing football, Roberto worked to pay for school. Garza's hometown of Rio Hondo, Texas established December 2 as "Roberto Garza, Jr. Day", and subsequently named a street after him. He is fluent in Spanish He was originally selected by the Atlanta Falcons with the 99th overall pick of 2001 NFL Draft from Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Garza played with the Falcons up until the 2004 season when his contract was up.

Personal details

Date of birth
March 26th, 1979
United States of America
Places lived
Rio Hondo , Texas
pop. 2,410 (2013)
Texas , United States of America
pop. 26,448,193 (2013)




1. Texas A&M University–Kingsville Colleges/University

Texas A&M University–Kingsville is a small public research university located in Kingsville, Texas and is one of the campuses comprising the Texas A&M University System. The university has programs in engineering, agriculture, wildlife, music, and the sciences and developed the nation's first doctoral degree in bilingual education.

Institution info

Type Public university
2012. 16.9 mil. $
Institution colors
955 University Blvd, 78363 - Kingsville, Texas
2012. 8,949
2010. 7,574
2009. 6,289
2012. 2,401
2010. 2,099
Acceptance rate
2012. 92.8 %
2010. 20.0 %
Local tuition
2014. 7.55 K $
2011. 6.64 K $
2010. 6.35 K $
2009. 5.5 K $
2008. 4.88 K $
Official web page
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender

People attended Texas A&M University–Kingsville connected by profession and/or age

b. 1973., American Football Guard
b. 1945., American Football Guard
b. 1972., American Football Guard
b. 1975., Actor
b. 1978., Baseball Pitcher
b. 1974., American Football Cornerback
b. 1981., American Football Cornerback
b. 1980., American Football Cornerback

Teams played 1

Chicago Bears American football

From To Position
2005 Center

The Chicago Bears are a professional American football team based in Chicago, Illinois. They are members of the North Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The Bears have won nine (9) NFL Championships (eight pre-merger, and one Super Bowl). The Bears hold the NFL records for the most enshrinees in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, with 27 members, and the most retired jersey numbers (13). The Bears have also recorded more regular season and overall victories than any other NFL franchise. The franchise recorded its 700th win on November 18, 2010. The club was founded in Decatur, Illinois, in 1919, and moved to Chicago in 1921. Along with the Arizona Cardinals (originally from Chicago), it is one of only two remaining franchises from the NFL's founding. The team played home games at Wrigley Field on Chicago's North Side through the 1970 season. With the exception of the 2002 season, they have played their home games at Chicago's Soldier Field every year since 1971.

Championships won

Championship Year Runner-up Result
The NFC Championship Game 2007 New Orleans Saints 39-14
Super Bowl 1986 New England Patriots 46-10

General club info

Club founded 1919
NFC North
National Football League
National Football Conference
Soldier Field
2003 -
Memorial Stadium
2002 - 2002
Soldier Field
1971 - 2001
Ryan Field
1970 - 1970
Wrigley Field
1921 - 1970
Staley Field
1919 - 1920
Team colors

Social media

Official website

Wikipedia article

Teammates partial list

2005 - 2007
2005 - 2008
2005 - - Placekicker
2005 - 2010 - Wide receiver
2005 - 2006
2005 -
2005 - 2008 - Quarterback


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