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Date of Birth 7 March 1968Bronx, New York, USA
Birth NameRichard Scott Proehl
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Ricky Proehl is a 17-year veteran of the NFL. He started playing football when he was eight years old. He attended Hillsborough High School in Hillsborough, New Jersey, where he starred in both football and baseball. Proehl attended Wake Forest University, where he was a four-year letterman in football. . Proehl was taken in the 1990 NFL Draft by the Phoenix Cardinals. He set the Cardinal rookie record for receptions, as well as becoming the first rookie to lead the team in receptions since Bob Shaw in 1950. He played four more seasons for the Cardinals before being traded to Seattle for a draft pick. He spent two seasons with the Seahawks, signed with Chicago for one year, and ended up with the Rams for the start of the 1998 NFL season. As part of "The Greatest Show on Turf", he helped lead the Rams to victory at Super Bowl XXXIV. He spent three more seasons with the Rams before signing with Carolina as a free agent at the start of the 2003 NFL season. He was talked out of retirement for a 16th season by Panther quarterback Jake Delhomme and head coach John Fox. He has played in three Super Bowls and in 2005 Ricky ranked 11th in career receptions on the NFL active player lis. Proehl is retired and worked as a color analyst with the Rams' television pre-season games and season pre game show when he got a from the Colts to join them as a free agent in November of 2006. Super Bowl 41 with the Colts was Proehl's 4 Super Bowl and his second ring. Now with a "for sure" retirement Proehl's primary mission along with broadcasting will be the Ricky Proehl Foundation to support children in North Carolina who have medical and/or social needs that would otherwise not be met. The Ricky Proehl Foundation was created in 1999 and is administered by the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro. Before the foundation was established, and since 1996 until present, the Ricky Proehl NFL Charity Golf Classic, which helps fund the Ricky Proehl Foundation, has raised over $1,000,000 for children with developmental disabilities. These funds benefit various North Carolina children's charities such as Amos Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital, Greensboro Cerebral Palsy Association housed at Gateway Education Center, Oak Ranch, Boys and Girls Club of Raleigh and Children's Home Society.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: TB

Spouse (1)

Kelly (? - ?) (3 children)

Trivia (3)

Family is life long New York Giants season ticket holders; grew up in New York and New Jersey.
With St Louis fans upset over Mike Martz's decision not to offer Ricky Proehl a contract as a Ram in spring of 2003. Days following; a sign could be seen by millions, right behind the ring during a "WWE Monday Night Raw" episode live on Viacom's cable network "Spike TV". The black and white sign clearly read "MARTZ FEARS PROEHL". Reportedly someone from Rams front office was watching the show on Spike, called WWE & Savvis Center officials in St Louis (where the show was taking place) and had the sign removed. This only caused more bad PR for the Rams the next day via St Louis local radio shows and ESPN's "Pardon the Interuption".
When playing for the Rams in Super Bowl 36; Proehl tied the game with a catch and run with just over a minute left and was approached by Disney for their infamous post game commercial before the Patriots came back to win with no time left.

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