|High school: Newcastle (PA)|
Height 1.8 m
Weight 103 kg
|Name Rick Razzano|
Role American football player
|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.
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.
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.
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.
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.