Tim Rattay

Timothy F. Rattay (pronounced /Rah-TAY/) (born March 15, 1977 in Elyria, Ohio) is a professional football player, a quarterback who is a free agent of the NFL. He was originally drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the seventh round (212th overall) of the 2000 NFL Draft. He played college football at Louisiana Tech. He played his High School ball at Phoenix Christian Junior/Senior High School in central Phoenix, Arizona. Tim Rattay entered the league as the seventh-round pick (212th overall) of the San Francisco 49ers in the 2000 NFL Draft. Rattay was a backup to longtime San Francisco quarterback Jeff Garcia. When Garcia was released from the team, largely due to salary cap constraints, Rattay was given the starting job. On October 18, 2005, Rattay was acquired by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for 6th round 2006 NFL Draft pick from the San Francisco 49ers. This trade has been criticized by many, including former NFL quarterback Terry Bradshaw Late in the 2006 season, Rattay stepped in as the starting quarterback for the Buccaneers due to the poor play of Bruce Gradkowski. In the week 15 game against the Chicago Bears, he entered the game with Tampa Bay losing 14-3. Due to his strong...
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