Former NFL tackle joins Yale football staff

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale football team has a new offensive line coach, someone who had been on three NFL rosters and has a pair of FBS national championship rings. Phil Trautwein, who was the special teams coordinator and tight ends coach at Davidson College for the 2017 season, joined the Yale staff today.

Trautwein was an offensive tackle at the University of Florida on teams that captured a pair (2006, 2008) of SEC and National Championships, and he was one of just three players to start and play in every game those seasons.

“I’m thrilled to be part of the Bulldog family. Growing up in New Jersey, I was aware of the tradition and heritage of Yale Football,” said Trautwein. “This is a special place, and I’m excited about the opportunity to be a part of something great.”

The 2008 Florida graduate was signed by the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent and spent four years in the National Football League on the rosters of the St. Louis Rams, Cleveland Browns, New Orleans Saints and the San Diego Chargers.

Prior to Davidson, Trautwein served as a graduate assistant at Boston College under his coach at Florida, Steve Addazio. Trautwein was at Chestnut Hill from 2013 to 2015, concentrating on the offensive line, tight ends and fullbacks while assisting in the development and implementation of offensive schemes.

Trautwein, who was an offensive line volunteer at Gainesville for the spring of 2013, earned a bachelor’s degree in family, youth, and community sciences and a master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of Florida, before earning a master’s degree in administrative studies from Boston College in 2014.

Filed by Steve Conn, Yale Sports Publicity

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