Dominic Raiola (born December 30, 1978) is an American former football center who played in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Nebraska Cornhuskers, where he won the inaugural Rimington Trophy and earned All-American honors in 2000. He was selected by the Detroit Lions in the second round of the 2001 NFL draft, and played his entire 14-year career for the Lions. In June 2016, Raiola was hired by the Lions as a strength and conditioning assistant coach. Raiola attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, where he played for the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team from 1998 to 2000. In his first year, he became the first freshman offensive lineman to start a game for the Cornhuskers since 1991. In 1999, he became the first sophomore center for the team since Dave Rimington to participate in postseason play, and set a school record for knockdowns, which he bettered in 2000. Following his junior season in 2000, he won the Rimington Trophy as the best center in college football, and was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American.