Dominic Raiola

Date of Birth
Dec. 29, 1978
310 lbs


Dominic Raiola is a center for the Detroit Lions. He’s a 12-year starter and serves as the anchor of the offensive line.

Early Life

Raiola was born on December 30, 1978 in Honolulu Hawaii. At Saint Louis School he played for a team that was undefeated for three years. After his senior year, the team was recognized as the 15th best team in the country.

Nebraska Cornhuskers

Raiola was the first freshman in Nebraska school history to start as an offensive lineman in seven years.  At the conclusion of a solid college career, Raiola earned the Dave Rimington Trophy awarded to the best center in the NCAA as a unanimous All-American.

Detroit Lions

The Detroit Lions selected Raiola in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft. As the 50th overall pick, he was the highest selected among centers since ...

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