|Place of birth Massena, New York|
Name Brian Sochia
1983-1985 Houston Oilers
Role American football player
|1986-1991 Miami Dolphins|
1991-1992 Denver Broncos
|Date of birth (1961-07-21) July 21, 1961 (age 54)|
College Northwestern Oklahoma State
Education Northwestern Oklahoma State University
Brian Sochia: Football Nose Tackle
Brian Sochia (born July 21, 1961) was an American football player. He played high school football at St. Lawrence Central High School in Brasher Falls, NY.
Sochia played college football at Northwestern Oklahoma State from 1979–1982, earning first-team all-conference honors during his junior and senior seasons. In 1982, he was selected as an honorable mention NAIA All-American.
Sochia entered the NFL as a free-agent in Houston in 1983 and played 3 years with the Oilers. Released by Houston in November 1986, he signed with the Miami Dolphins in 1986 as back-up nose tackle when Bob Baumhower was injured. He started all 12 non-strike games in 1987. He became a starter in 1987 and had 3.5 sacks and 37 tackles. In 1988, he started all 16 games and was second on the team with 4.5 sacks, in addition to collecting 72 tackles and recovering a pair of fumbles. He made the Pro Bowl as replacement for Cincinnati’s Tim Krumrie in 1988. In 1989, Sochia ranked third on the Dolphins with a career-high five sacks, and finished fourth in tackles with career-high 71. He went into the 1989 season with career totals of 234 tackles and 16.5 sacks.
During the 1991 season, he was acquired by the Denver Broncos. He finished his career in Denver in 1992. He played in 112 NFL games and ended with 243 tackles and 23.5 sacks.