Rich Ohrnberger was drafted by the New England Patriots in the fourth round (123rd overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft ...Signed by the Patriots (6/16/09) ... Released by the Patriots (9/4/10) ... Signed to the Patriots practice squad (9/6/10)... Signed to the Patriots 53-man roster from the practice squad (9/29/10) ... Placed on injured reserve (9/3/11).
- Placed on injured reserve on Sept. 3, 2011.
2009 (3/0, 0/0)
- Saw significant playing time on the offensive line in the regular-season finale against the Dolphins (1/2).
- Played in his first game of the season,seeing time on special teams against Buffalo (12/26).
- Played in three games and was inactive for 13 games and the postseason game vs. Baltimore (1/10).
- Played in his first NFL game in the Patriots' 31-14 win over the New York Jets (11/22) as a reserve at right guard and on special teams protection units.
- Also played in a reserve role at Miami (12/6) and at Buffalo (12/20).
- Started 35 games on the Penn State offensive line.
- Gained third-team AP All-American honors and a first-team All-Big Ten selection in his senior season.
- In his second season as a starter in 2007, Ohrnberger began turning his hard work, experience and natural physical gifts into becoming one of the top offensive linemen in the Big Ten, gaining second-team All-Big Ten honors.
- Richard Paul Ohrnberger was born Feb. 14, 1986 to Patricia and Richard Ohrnberger.
- Lettered in both football and lacrosse at East Meadow (N.Y.) High School.
- He was a three-year letterman and two-year captain in football.
- Was named the 2003 New York AA Player-of-the-Year and was a two-time all-conference, two-time all-county, all-metro and All-Long Island pick.
- Recipient of the Thorp Award as the Most Outstanding Player in Nassau County and did not allow any sacks his senior season.
- Also averaged 38.0 yards per punt.
- Considered to be the funniest player in the locker room by his Penn State teammates.
- Studied human development and family studies at Penn State.