Archie Roberts (American football)

Arthur James Roberts, Jr.[1] (born November 4, 1942)[2] is a retired cardiac surgeon and former collegiate and professional football player. He played at Columbia University.[3] He was drafted in the seventh round of the 1965 American Football League (AFL) draft by the New York Jets. In 1967, he was traded to the AFL Miami Dolphins,[4] playing only one game with the team, in the final minutes of a 41–0 loss.[5]

Roberts subsequently became a cardiac surgeon after graduating from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.[6][7] He performed over 4,000 open-heart operations before retiring.[7] He founded the New Jersey-based[1] Living Heart Foundation in 2001.[7][1]

Archie Roberts
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Personal information
Born:November 4, 1942 (age 76)
Holyoke, Massachusetts
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school:Holyoke (MA)
AFL draft:1965 / Round: 7 / Pick: 51
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Pass attempts:10
Pass completions:5
Completion percentage:50%
QB Rating:16.7
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

See also


  1. ^ a b c "About LHF". Living Heart Foundation. Retrieved November 8, 2015.
  2. ^ "Archie Roberts". Retrieved November 8, 2015.
  3. ^ Eskenazi, Gerald (October 10, 1963). "Yale's Antidote for Columbia Is the 'Archie Roberts Defense'". The New York Times.
  4. ^ "Roberts Traded To Miami Team". Hartford Courant. September 27, 1967.
  5. ^ Schonbrun, Zach (November 1, 2015). "It May Be Just Academic, but Fitzpatrick Is Near a Hall of Famer's Record". The New York Times.
  6. ^ Valenti, John (January 10, 1990). "Heart Of A Lion Ex-Columbia quarterback and shortstop Archie Roberts is a distinguished cardiac surgeon who rarely dwells on his glorious athletic past". Newsday.
  7. ^ a b c Livingston, Bill (January 5, 2013). "Archie Roberts did not make much of a mark with the Cleveland Browns, but made an indelible mark on the NFL". Cleveland Plain Dealer. Retrieved November 8, 2015.

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