Rob Hart
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Rob Hart
Rob Hart
No. 2, 8, 9
Position:Placekicker
Personal information
Born: (1974-11-04) 4 November 1974 (age 46)
Height:5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Career information
College:Murray State
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards

Rob Hart (born 4 November 1974) is an English former American football placekicker in NFL Europe. He played for the England Monarchs in 1998 and Scottish Claymores from 1999-2004. He played college football at Murray State University in Kentucky.

He also was a member of the National Football League's Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Miami Dolphins and New Orleans Saints.

Hart kicked barefoot.[1]

Early life

Hart initially played association football, and was a member of Southampton F.C.'s Under-16 team, but quit due to believing he could not receive a professional contract. Hart first became interested in American football after watching the Dolphins reach Super Bowl XIX.[1] He played quarterback, running back and cornerback.[1]

College career

Hart attended Sheffield University for a year before transferring to the United States' Murray State University. After redshirting his first year, he spent three years as a kicker for the Murray State Racers football team, and received all-Ohio Valley Conference and preseason All-American honors in 1997.[1]

Hart graduated with a degree in American history.[1]

Professional career

NFL Europe

Upon receiving his degree, Hart joined the England Monarchs.[1] In 1999, he was signed by the Scottish Claymores.[2]

Hart missed a game-tying 42-yard field goal in World Bowl 2000 with eight seconds left.[3] Two years later, Hart converted all ten field goals and twenty points after touchdowns, and the year after, was NFL Europe's leading scorer with 64 points.[1] After tryouts in the NFL, Hart returned to the Claymores in 2004.[4]

Hart finished his NFL Europe career as one of the league's top kickers, being a two-time All-League member.[1] During the 2004 season, Hart became the league's all-time leading scorer with 333 points.[4]

NFL

In 2002, Hart tried out for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but was cut after two preseason games. He was signed by the Miami Dolphins on 24 July 2003,[4] and intended to compete with Olindo Mare,[2] but suffered a hamstring injury.[5] He was waived on 27 August 2003. On 14 July 2004, Hart returned to the NFL after being signed by the Saints, but was released on 5 September.[4]

Personal life

During his career, Hart worked as a recruiting consultant for Randstad, retail at Virgin Records and as a substitute teacher.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Izquierdo, Dan; Marvez, Alex (4 August 2003). "The Shoe's On The Other Foot". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Miami boost for Hart". BBC Sport. 22 July 2003. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ "Sports Update: Hart-break of miss will inspire Clay kicker Rob Claymore". Daily Record. The Free Library. 5 June 2003. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ a b c d "Rob Hart news, rumors and stats". KFFL. Retrieved 2015.
  5. ^ "Claymores kicker Hart suffers blow to hopes of landing NFL deal". The Herald Scotland. 7 August 2003. Retrieved 2015.

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