Robert "Bob" Kratch: Two Time Super Bowl Champion
Robert "Bob" Kratch, born January 6, 1966 in Brooklyn New York.
Mahwah H.S class of 1984.
Bob played offensive line at Mahwah before earning an athletic scholarship to the University of Iowa.
This Hawkeye was an All Conference First Team selection in 1986 and 1988
The 6’-3” 288 pound guard went on to an incredible NFL career, playing in 8 playoff games, winning 2 Super Bowls. In 1992 he was the New Jersey March of Dimes Player of the Year. In 1993 he was on the All-Pat Summerall 1st Team Offense. In 1994 he was a NFL Alll-Pro and played in over 100 games in 8 seasons. Bob started his career with the NY Giants who selected him in the third round of the 1989 draft. He played five seasons for the Giants and was a part of the 1990 Super Bowl Championship team at guard. He finished his career with the Patriots where he made another Super Bowl appearance in 1997. Pat Summerall said, “At the end of the ’93 season, Kratch was THE BEST at his position, he’s used competitive desire to take his place among the premier linemen in the league”
Bob went onto to become a successful businessman, founding a highly successful furniture and design destination store in Minnesota. He is also a key business leader at Nerium International. Bob believes the 9 Keys to growing as a person and being the best that you can be are: Committing to a system, Learning to make effective choices, Learning to overcome and mange discouragement, Learning to think proactively, Practicing Humility, Multiplying what works, Focusing on what matters most, Investing in your spirit not your ego and Dreaming Big.
Bob gives back to the community in many ways including:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
Minnesota Live Happy
The Bridge for Youth
Bob currently lives in Watertown, Minnesota with his wife, Kristi, and has three children
Colby, Nate and Mackenzie.