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Encyclopedia > Bill Romanowski
Bill Romanowski
Date of birth April 2, 1966 (1966-04-02) (age 41)
Place of birth Flag of the United States Vernon, Connecticut
Position(s) Linebacker
College Boston College, B.S. General Management
NFL Draft 1988 / Round 3/ Pick 80
Career highlights
Pro Bowls 1997, 1999
Awards 1985 Cotton Bowl MVP
Honors 4 Super Bowl rings
Stats
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1988-1993
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1996-2001
2002-2003
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Denver Broncos
Oakland Raiders

William Thomas Romanowski (born April 2, 1966 in Vernon, Connecticut) is a former American football player. He is commonly known as "Romo". A linebacker, he graduated from Rockville High School in 1984, Boston College in 1988 (with academic honors and Scanlan Award Recipient), and then went on to a 16-year career in the NFL, playing for the San Francisco 49ers (1988-1993), Philadelphia Eagles (1994-1995), Denver Broncos (1996-2001), and Oakland Raiders (2002-2003). He played 243 consecutive games, an NFL record among linebackers, won 4 Super Bowl Championships, and is the only linebacker to start 5 Super Bowl Games (Super Bowl XXIII, Super Bowl XXIV, Super Bowl XXXII, Super Bowl XXXIII and Super Bowl XXXVII). In his rookie season, Romanowski made a big impact for the 49ers in Super Bowl XXIII, recording a third quarter interception that set up a San Francisco field goal. He is one of only three players in NFL history to win back to back Super Bowls with two different organizations (San Francisco 49ers, Denver Broncos). During his 16 year career, Romanowski compiled 1,105 tackles, 39.5 sacks, 18 forced fumbles, and 18 interceptions, which he returned for a net total of 98 yards and 1 career touchdown. Romanowski was a Pro Bowl selection twice, in 1996 and 1998, both during his tenure with the Denver Broncos. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... 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City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Lal Heneghan Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC West (1970... is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Post-NFL Career

Bill Romanowski was featured in movies such as "The Longest Yard" and "Benchwarmers." His next movie appearances include "Weiners" and "Get Smart." Bill released an auto-biography in 2005 titled "Romo." It chronicles his childhood, college, and his playing times in the ultra-competitive NFL. He's also featured in Midway Games Blitz: The League


Altercations

Romanowski has been involved in numerous altercations with both teammates and opponents. In 1989, while with the 49ers, he had one with offensive tackle Harris Barton after Barton had taken exception to a hit Romanowski had made on wide receiver Jerry Rice during a practice session. In 1995, while with the Eagles, he was ejected from a game — and subsequently fined $4,500 — for kicking Arizona Cardinals running back Larry Centers in the head. Three more incidents occurred during the 1997 season while he played for the Broncos: In the first, he was fined $20,000 after his hit on then-Carolina Panthers quarterback Kerry Collins in a preseason game resulted in Collins sustaining a broken jaw; in the second, Romanowski spat in the face of 49ers wide receiver J.J. Stokes in a regular-season game played in December on a Monday night in response to Stokes' taunting; and in the third — in the AFC Championship game — Romanowski taunted Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kordell Stewart following an interception Stewart had thrown in the third quarter of the game, won by Denver. Two years later, while still with the Broncos, he was fined a total of $42,500 for three illegal hits plus a punch thrown at Kansas City Chiefs tight end Tony Gonzalez, and was also fined an undisclosed amount for throwing a football at Bryan Cox of the New York Jets, the ball hitting him in the crotch area. Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Harris Scott Barton (born April 19, 1964 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a former American football offensive lineman who played for the San Francisco 49ers. ... Jerry Lee Rice (born October 13, 1962 in Crawford, Mississippi) is a former football wide receiver in the NFL. Rice is widely regarded as among the greatest wide receivers in NFL history, consistently showing exceptional performance and strong work ethic on and off of the field. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt Owner Bill Bidwill General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference... Larry Eugene Centers, Sr. ... City Charlotte, North Carolina Other nicknames The Cardiac Cats Team colors Black, Carolina Blue, and Silver Head Coach John Fox Owner Jerry Richardson General manager Marty Hurney Mascot Sir Purr League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) National Football Conference (1995-present) NFC West (1995-2001) NFC South (2002... Kerry Michael Collins (born December 30, 1972 in Lebanon, Pennsylvania) is an American football quarterback for the Tennessee Titans of the NFL. He has played for the Oakland Raiders, New York Giants, New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers, playing in Super Bowl XXXV for New York. ... J.J. Stokes was a wide receiver in the NFL. Category: ... Monday Night Football (MNF) is a live television broadcast of the National Football League. ... City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team colors Black and Yellow Head Coach Mike Tomlin Owner Dan Rooney Mascot Steely McBeam League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933–1943; 1945–1949) Western Division (1944) American Conference (1950–1952) Eastern Conference (1953–1969) Century Division (1967–1969) American Football Conference... {{Infobox NFL player |Name=Kordell Stewart |Image= |ImageWidth=185pix |Caption=Stewart on the cover of Sports Illustrated, December 10, 2001 |DateOfBirth=October 16, 1972) (age 34) |Birthplace= Marrero, Louisiana |DateOfDeath=[[July 20} ]] 2007 (aged Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character {) Kordell Slash Stewart (born October 16, 1972 in Marrero, Louisiana) is... City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, white and gold Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner The Hunt Family (Clark Hunt, chairman)[1] General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf (1989-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League... Tony Gonzalez (born February 27, 1976 in Torrance, California) is an American football tight end who has played his entire NFL career for the Kansas City Chiefs. ... Bryan Cox was a linebacker in the NFL. He is currently on the New York Jets coaching staff. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White Team colors Hunter green and white Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Woody Johnson General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference... A groin attack is an attempt to cause pain to the groin area of ones opponent, either through punching, kicking, grappling, squeezing or biting. ...


Drug charges (Acquitted)

In August of 2000, Romanowski was indicted by a grand jury in Denver for allegedly obtaining phentermine, a diet drug with stimulant properties, under false pretenses; he was later acquitted of this charge. His wife Julie Romanowski was also charged along with her friend. Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Nickname: Location of Denver in Colorado Location of Colorado in the United States Coordinates: , Country United States State Colorado City-County Denver (coextensive) Founded [1] November 22, 1858 Incorporated November 7, 1861 Government  - Type Strong Mayor/Weak Council  - Mayor John Hickenlooper (D) Area [1]  - City & County  154. ... Phentermine is an appetite suppressant of the amphetamine and phenethylamine class. ... Julie Romanowski is the wife of NFL legend Bill Romanowski and mother of their two children. ...


Lawsuit by Marcus Williams

On August 24, 2003, as a member of the Raiders, Romanowski punched backup tight end Marcus Williams in the face during a preseason scrimmage; Williams sustained a broken eye socket and was ultimately forced to retire, leading to Williams filing a civil lawsuit against Romanowski, seeking $3.8 million in damages. Following a three-week trial, a jury awarded Williams $340,000 in compensatory damages on March 22, 2005. is the 236th day of the year (237th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is for the football player. ... is the 81st day of the year (82nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Personal

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References in popular culture

  • He is mentioned in the song Listen to The DJ by Z-Trip feat Soup of Jurassic 5 in the line "From the minute that they announce me, I'm quick to the mike and say peace to Romanowski".

DJ Z-Trip (born Zach Sciacca) hails from the mashup school of hip hop, yet is fluent in many types of DJing, such as techno. ... Jurassic 5 was a six- and then later five-piece hip hop group formed in 1994. ...

External links

  • Nutrition53.com
  • 60 Minutes Interview Sept. 17, 2006, from interview Oct. 16, 2005

  Results from FactBites:
 
Bill Romanowski - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (566 words)
Romanowski was a pro bowl selection twice, in 1996 and 1998.
In August of 2000, Romanowski was indicted by a grand jury in Denver for allegedly obtaining phentermine, a diet drug with stimulant properties, under false pretenses; he was later acquitted of this charge, but during the trial he made statements to the media many regarded as being racially insensitive.
On August 24, 2003, as a member of the Raiders, Romanowski punched backup tight end Marcus Williams in the face during a preseason scrimmage; Williams sustained a broken eye socket and was ultimately forced to retire, leading to Williams filing a civil lawsuit against Romanowski, seeking $3.8 million in damages.
JCFFL History Page - Bill Romanowski (649 words)
Romanowski's defense was that Stokes had insulted him -- though he conveniently left out the fact that he had grabbed the receiver's groin in a dog pile moments earlier.
Two days after Bill Romanowski seriously injured teammate Marcus Williams during a fight in practice, the Oakland Raiders' controversial linebacker was remorseful and apologetic.
Romanowski, who played for the Denver Broncos for six years until joining the Raiders last year, ripped off Williams' helmet and punched the reserve tight end in the face, breaking his left orbital bone and chipping his tooth.
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