Roberto Garza

American football player from United States of America

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. He signed a one year contract with the Chicago Bears in 2005 and a six year contract  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Date of birth
Place of birth
Rio Hondo
United States of America
American football player


Institution From To
Texas A&M University–Kingsville

Athlete facts

American football

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