Robert Kraft is the Chief Executive Officer of the New England Patriots, a professional football team in the National Football League. After playing for various teams in Sweden and Germany, he became a scout for the Patriots from 2001 to 2003. Since then, Robert Kraft has held various positions with the team.
In 2008 he was promoted to Vice President of Player Personnel before becoming General Manager on April 17th, 2012. The next year Kraft was appointed as Vice President of Player Personnel and General Manager officially on September 21st, 2013. On January 12th, 2017, Robert Kraft became the 15th Chief Executive Officer in team history after his predecessor started his second tenure with another NFL organization.
The New England Patriots are one of the most successful teams in the NFL and have won five Super Bowls, six AFC Championships, and fourteen AFC East titles. The team plays its home games at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.
After completing high school in Sweden, he moved to Germany and played football there for Dresden Monarchs while attending Weatherly High School. In 1999 Kraft made his way to the United States and accepted a scholarship at the University of Delaware where he played college football for four years. He was a three time All American, and in 2004 he was inducted into the Delaware Sports Hall of Fame. After graduating from college in 1999, Kraft then moved to Brazil where he played for some of the best Brazilian football teams including Botafogo and Caxias.
In 2001, while scouting prospects for the Patriots, Robert Kraft came across former University of Delaware player David Givens who had played his final season with the Patriots. The two became friends while Kraft was doing his scouting and eventually drafted Givens in 2002 after his trade to New England along with defensive end Richard Seymour. Visit this page for more information.
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