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 (9/29/10).
2010 (2/0, 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).
2009 (3/0, 0/0)
- 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.
Ohrnberger earned a reputation as a class clown and prankster while at Penn State. Perhaps his most infamous prank involved impersonating teammate A.Q. Shipley during an October 2008 conference call with reporters. in addition, he performed stand-up comedy at the Hollywood Improv during team activities prior to the 2009 Rose Bowl.