Jared Retkofsky

Jared Retkofsky
No. 61
Position: Long snapper
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-03-16) March 16, 1983
Place of birth: Wichita, Kansas
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
College: Texas Christian
Undrafted: 2007
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 9
Games started: 0
Tackles: 2
Player stats at NFL.com

Jared Michael Retkofsky (born 16 March 1983), married to Amber Ret. Is a former American football long snapper. He was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 2007 and 2009. He played college football at the football team of Texas Christian University.

Retkofsky earned a Super Bowl ring with the Steelers in Super Bowl XLIII over the Arizona Cardinals. He has also been a member of the Seattle Seahawks, New York Sentinels, and Hartford Colonials.

Professional career

As a free agent during the 2008 regular season, Retkofsky worked as a furniture mover.[1]

He was re-signed by the Steelers on October 28 after long snapper Greg Warren was placed on season-ending injured reserve. Retkofsky served as the Steelers' long snapper through the rest of the regular season and playoffs as the Steelers won Super Bowl XLIII that year. Retkofsky was waived by the Steelers on April 30, after suffering a broken shoulder from a non-football related incident.

He then played for the New York Sentinels of the United Football League.[2] Following the completion of the inaugural UFL season, Retkofsky returned to working for a moving company before being signed again by the Steelers.[2]

Retkofsky re-signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 21, 2009, replacing Greg Warren for the second straight season due to a torn ACL.[3]


  1. Robinson, Alan. "Former sofa lifter now Steelers long snapper", The Associated Press, November 1, 2008.
  2. 1 2 Kaboly, Mark (2009-12-24). "Steelers snapper Retkofsky moving on up". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved 2009-12-24.
  3. Gerry Dulac and Ed Bouchette (2009-12-22). "Steelers sign receiver Galloway and long-snapper". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2009-12-24.
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