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Former New York Giants’ Chad Bratzke, Roman Oben Inducted into Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame

June 30th, 2013 at 7:00 AM
By Dan Benton

Former New York Giants defensive end Chad Bratzke was one of five people inducted into the Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame at Louisville's Palace Theater on Friday night.

Bratzke, who was selected in the fifth-round of the 1994 NFL Draft by the Giants, played his entire college career at Eastern Kentucky, where he had 253 tackles (150 solo) and 27 sacks. He was a two-time All-American (1992 and 1993) and was named Ohio Valley Conference Defensive Player-of-the-Year and Kodak All-America. He also earned OVC All-Defense honors as a junior.

"What makes Eastern great is the people," Bratzke said. "I went to EKU to play football and because I knew I was going to get a great education. What I didn't realize is that I was going to a football family and a community that was like family. That's what I remember most about Eastern."

After leaving the Giants following the 1998 season, he signed with the Indianapolis Colts, where he would finish out his 10-year NFL career.

The other members of the Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2013 were Coy Bacon, Irv Goode, Otis Wilson and Roman Oben, who also played with the Giants from 1996 through 1999.

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