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David Vobora biography

Date of birth : 1986-04-06
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Eugene, Oregon
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-12-28
Credited as : Football player NFL, linebacker for the St. Louis Rams, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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David Vobora is an American football linebacker for the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League.

Pro Highlights:
Signed to the active roster from the practice squad by St. Louis (11/4/08)…signed to the practice squad by St. Louis (9/9/08)…selected by St. Louis in the seventh round (252nd overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft (4/26/08).

2008 SEASON: Known as “Mr. Irrelevant” after being selected with the final pick in the NFL Draft...made the opening day roster but was inactive at Philadelphia (9/7)...added to the practice squad (9/9)...signed to the active roster (11/4)…played in eight games, starting one…Week 13 vs. Miami (11/30): Started first career game…made a season-high 10 tackles (three solo)...became the first Mr. Irrelevant to start a game as a rookie since LB Marty Moore started four regular season games and one postseason game for New England in 1994.

College Highlights:

341 tackles rank sixth in Idaho history…324 career tackles (Idaho played in the Sun Belt Conference in 2004) rank third in Western Athletic Conference history…among the nation’s top tacklers over his final two seasons, totaling 134 tackles (seventh in NCAA) as a junior in 2006 and 148 tackles (third in NCAA) as a senior in 2007…both totals led WAC and his 148 tackles are the fourth-highest in a season by a WAC player…played 45 games with 33 starts (29 at weakside linebacker and four at middle linebacker)…arrived on campus as a freshman weighing 195 pounds…as a senior, All-WAC first-team honoree…team captain and MVP started all 12 games (10 games at weakside linebacker and two at middle linebacker)…148 tackles rank second on school’s all-time single-season list…became the 10th player in school history to lead the team in tackles twice in a career…had at least 10 tackles in 11 of 12 games...psychology and communication studies double major with 3.41 GPA.

Personal :
Played linebacker, safety, tight end, quarterback and running back during three-year career at Winston Churchill High in Eugene, Ore…team captain as a junior and senior, earning second-team All-Conference at linebacker during junior season and honorable mention All-Midwestern League at quarterback during his senior season...added honorable mention All-Conference honors as a senior…also lettered in basketball, earning honorable mention All-Conference as a senior…honored as “Mr. Irrelevant,” in week-long celebration in Newport Beach, Calif., in June 2008.


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