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Rick Razzano (linebacker)

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High school:  Newcastle (PA)
Height  1.8 m
Undrafted:  1978
Weight  103 kg
Name  Rick Razzano
Positions  Linebacker
Role  American football player

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Date of birth:  (1955-11-15) November 15, 1955 (age 60)
Place of birth:  New Castle, Pennsylvania
College  Virginia Tech Hokies football

Richard Anthony Razzano (born November 15, 1955) is a former American football linebacker who played five seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League. He played college football at Virginia Tech. He was also a member of the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.


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Early years

Razzano played high school football at New Castle High School in New Castle, Pennsylvania. He was named the WPIAL's Most Valuable Player in 1973 as the Hurricanes won the WPIAL Class AAA championship.

College career

Razzano played for the Virginia Tech Hokies from 1974 to 1977. He earned First Team All-South honors in 1976 and 1977. He set school records for most tackles in a game with 30 in 1977, most tackles in a season with 177 in 1975 and most career tackles with 634. Razzano was inducted into the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame in 1997.

Professional career

Razzano played in 23 games for the Toronto Argonauts from 1978 to 1979. He played in 65 games, starting ten, for the Cincinnati Bengals from 1980 to 1984.

Personal life

Razzano's son Rick Razzano, Jr. also played in the National Football League while his son Joey played for the Kentucky Wildcats. He ran a wholesale ice cream distribution business for sixteen years. He has also worked as an education assistant at Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio and Sycamore Junior High School in Montgomery, Ohio.

Coaching career

Razzano had a ten-year stint as defensive coordinator of the Milford High School Eagles of Milford, Ohio. He later served as linebackers coach of the Sycamore High School Aviators of Cincinnati, Ohio from 2006 to 2010. He has also been basketball coach at Sycamore Junior High School in Montgomery, Ohio. Razzano was head coach of the semi-pro New Castle Thunder of New Castle, Pennsylvania from 2006 to 2007.


Rick Razzano (linebacker) Wikipedia