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1979 - 113

1978 - 108

1977 - 92

1976 - 99

1975 - 81

1974 - 102

1973 - 104

1972 - 99

1971 - 97

1970 - 91

 

 


 

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Pro Football Deaths 1979

Name Team Debut Birth Date Death Date Age
Allen, Joseph Edmund 'Ed' 1928 Chicago Cardinals 06/05/01 8/  /1979 78
Anderson, Cliff 1952 Chicago Cardinals 11/25/29 03/16/79 49
Archer, Troy 1976 New York Giants 01/16/55 06/22/79 24
Ault, Chalmer 1924 Cleveland Bulldogs 07/10/00 05/18/79 78
Baldwin, Cliff 1920 Muncie Flyers 9/22/1899 01/25/79 79
Bardes, Howard 1937 Pittsburgh Americans (AFL II) 05/19/14 06/06/79 65
Baston, Albert 'Bert' 1920 Cleveland Tigers 12/03/1894 11/16/79 84
Bauman, Alfred E. 'Alf' 1947 Chicago Rockets 01/03/20 03/02/79 59
Bentzin, Al 1924 Racine Legion 03/07/02 01/06/79 76
Bernoske, Dan 1926 Louisville Colonels 07/20/05 06/29/79 73
Brenkert, Wayne 1923 Akron Pros 3/05/1898 08/01/79 81
Brown, William Frederick 'Fred' 1930 Staten Island Stapletons 08/29/05 02/28/79 73
Buckler, Bill 1926 Chicago Bears 04/29/01 06/20/79 78
Buckley, Ralph 1930 Staten Island Stapletons 03/18/07 07/13/79 72
Burt, Harold 1924 Cleveland Bulldogs 09/11/00 04/17/79 78
Cabrinha, Augie 1927 Dayton Triangles 04/13/02 03/08/79 76
Cain, James Victor 'J.V.' 1974 St. Louis Cardinals 07/22/51 07/22/79 28
Calvelli, Tony 1939 Detroit Lions 08/01/16 05/17/79 62
Capps, Thomas Wilburn 'Bill' 1929 Frankford Yellow Jackets 06/23/04 01/04/79 74
Cardwell, John Wilson 'Cap' 1923 St. Louis All-Stars 6/06/1896 10/19/79 83
Chapple, John 'Jack' 1965 San Francisco 49ers 07/23/43 10/19/79 36
Cook, James 1921 Green Bay Packers 11/27/1888 08/21/79 90
Coomer, Joe 1941 Pittsburgh Steelers 09/11/18 10/18/79 61
Cowan, Les 1951 Chicago Bears 12/24/25 03/09/79 53
Day, Albert 'Al' 1960 Denver Broncos 03/18/38 04/26/79 41
Dee, Bob 1957 Washington Redskins 05/18/33 04/18/79 45
Demko, George 1961 Pittsburgh Steelers 08/12/35 08/28/79 44
Douds, Forrest 'Jap' 1930 Providence Steam Roller 04/21/05 08/16/79 74
Engebretsen, Paul 'Tiny' 1932 Chicago Bears 07/27/10 03/31/79 68
Engelmann, Wuert 1930 Green Bay Packers 02/11/08 01/08/79 70
Evans, Jon Albert 1958 Pittsburgh Steelers 01/31/36 08/19/79 43
Feathers, William 'Beattie' 1934 Chicago Bears 08/20/09 03/11/79 69
Fischer, Clarke John 1926 Milwaukee Badgers 03/30/00 10/21/79 79
Frank, Paul K. 1930 Newark Tornadoes 06/12/04 03/10/79 74
Fritsch, Ted 1942 Green Bay Packers 10/31/20 10/05/79 58
Frump, Maurice Elwood 'Babe' 1930 Chicago Bears 07/15/01 08/14/79 78
Garvey, Jim 1941 Cincinnati Bengals (AFL III) 07/10/18 11/25/79 61
George, Karl Willimann 1922 Racine Legion 11/14/1894 12/28/79 85
Gildea, John 1935 Pittsburgh Pirates 03/09/10 11/20/79 69
Goodwin, Myrl 1928 Pottsville Maroons 01/21/01 02/14/79 78
Gray, Samuel Wilbur 1946 Pittsburgh Steelers  01/01/19 06/12/79 60
Gruber, Herbert 1921 Louisville Brecks 12/22/01 02/01/79 77
Haines, Henry 'Hinky' 1925 New York Giants 12/23/1898 01/09/79 80
Hajek, Charles J. 'Chuck' 1934 Philadelphia Eagles 11/11/10 02/21/79 68
Harris, Billy 1937 Pittsburgh Pirates 09/01/14 06/28/79 64
Henry, Irving Alvin 'Fritz' 1925 Akron Pros 05/28/04 10/03/79 75
Henry, Urban A. 1961 Los Angeles Rams 06/07/35 02/26/79 43
Herman, Edward 1925 Rock Island Independents 01/22/02 05/30/79 77
Hershey, Kirk 1941 Cleveland Rams 07/07/18 01/23/79 60
Hillhouse, Andy 1921 Buffalo All-Americans 9/15/1896 03/06/79 82
Jankovich, Keever 1952 Dallas Texans 01/06/28 02/23/79 51
Johnston, Luther Preston 1946 Miami Seahawks 10/12/20 01/15/79 58
Kaplan, Louis N. 1936 Brooklyn Tigers (AFL II) 05/09/12 10/19/79 67
Karr, Bill 1933 Chicago Bears 03/29/11 10/29/79 68
Kerrigan, Tom 1929 Orange Tornadoes 07/07/06 07/29/79 73
Klenk, Quentin 1946 Buffalo Bisons 02/13/19 01/04/79 59
Knight, Charles 1920 Chicago Cardinals 10/01/1899 02/17/79 79
Laws, Joe 1934 Green Bay Packers 06/16/11 08/24/79 68
Lear, Les 1944 Cleveland Rams 08/22/18 01/05/79 60
Leemans, Alphonse 'Tuffy' 1936 New York Giants 11/12/12 01/19/79 66 HOF
Lennon, Reid 1945 Washington Redskins 08/17/20 02/10/79 58
Leonard, Jim 1923 Rochester Jeffersons 1/02/1899 02/02/79 80
Little, Lou 1920 Buffalo All-Americans 12/06/1891 05/28/79 87
Marshall, Charles G. 1931 Staten Island Stapletons 07/25/06 04/24/79 72
Martin, Isaac 'Ike' 1920 Canton Bulldogs 7/15/1889 07/20/79 90
Mattingly, Francis 'Sacks'  1947 Chicago Rockets 03/10/17 06/27/79 62
McGaw, Raymond 'Baldy' 1926 Green Bay Packers 12/27/1899 10/08/79 79
Meyer, Ernie 1930 Portsmouth Spartans 06/23/04 01/23/79 74
Mihal, Joseph 'Joe' 1940 Chicago Bears 04/02/16 09/18/79 63
Milam, Israel Barnes 1934 Philadelphia Eagles 01/04/06 12/18/79 73
Miller, Don C. 1925 Providence Steam Roller 03/29/02 07/28/79 77
Mohlman, Roger F. 1937 Cincinnati Bengals (AFL II) 09/03/14 06/23/79 64
Monahan, J. Regis 1935 Detroit Lions 11/15/08 04/23/79 70
Morabito, Dan 1941 Buffalo Tigers (AFL III) 11/29/19 11/  /1979 60
Murphy, Tom B. 1934 Chicago Cardinals 04/02/09 08/28/79 70
Nydahl (Nydall), Malvin 1929 Minneapolis Red Jackets 11/24/06 05/27/79 72
Obeck, Vic 1945 Chicago Cardinals 03/28/18 04/21/79 61
Olejniczak (Olenn), Stan 1935 Pittsburgh Pirates 05/31/12 3/4/1979 66
Pearce, Harley 1926 Columbus Tigers 03/24/01 05/13/79 78
Petty, John  1942 Chicago Bears 10/03/19 04/06/79 59
Pincura, Stanley 1937 Cleveland Rams 05/02/13 02/13/79 65
Plansky, Tony 1928 New York Giants 06/20/00 02/10/79 78
Potter, Lexie 1937 Cincinnati Bengals (AFL II) 04/21/11 09/15/79 68
Price, Eddie 1950 New York Giants 09/02/25 07/21/79 53
Rajkovich, Pete 1934 Pittsburgh Pirates 01/17/11 11/13/79 68
Reynolds, John 1937 Chicago Cardinals 04/20/14 06/11/79 65
Rooney, Joe 1923 Duluth Kelleys 8/28/1898 03/04/79 80
Rose, Gene 1929 Chicago Cardinals 07/11/04 02/01/79 74
Rosenbloom, Carroll 1953 Baltimore Colts Owner 03/05/07 04/02/79 72
Roy, James Alvin 1963 San Diego Chargers 04/24/20 04/27/79 59 Coach
Ruh, Emmett 1921 Columbus Panhandles 8/29/1893 09/23/79 86
Rydzewski, Francis 'Frank' 1920 Cleveland Tigers 11/16/1892 10/16/79 86
Scafide, John 1933 Boston Redskins 06/21/11 10/24/79 68
Schleusner, Vin 1930 Portsmouth Spartans 03/03/08 06/05/79 71
Schwammel, Adolphe 'Ade' 1934 Green Bay Packers 10/14/08 11/18/79 71
Seyboth, Frank 1926 Providence Steam Roller 04/05/04 04/30/79 75
Smith, Henry Eugene 'Gene' 1930 Frankford Yellow Jackets 09/25/05 12/10/79 74
Squyres, C. Seaman 1933 Cincinnati Reds 03/02/10 11/30/79 69
Spiva, Andy 1977 Atlanta Falcons 02/06/55 04/03/79 24
Stevens, Marvin 'Mal' 1946 Brooklyn Dodgers 04/14/00 12/06/79 79 Coach
Steward, Harold Dean 1943 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers 07/12/23 07/08/79 55
Strickland, Larry 1954 Chicago Bears 09/03/31 08/28/79 47
Strong, Ken 1929 Staten Island Stapletons 04/21/06 10/05/79 73 HOF
Swisher, Bob 1938 Chicago Bears 07/14/14 09/27/79 65
Tarbox, Bruce 1961 Los Angeles Rams 05/10/39 03/06/79 39
Warweg, Earl 1921 Evansville Crimson Giants 1/11/1892 12/07/79 87
Weller, Louis 'Rabbit' 1933 Boston Redskins 03/02/04 04/17/79 75
Williams, Arthur 'Pop' 1928 Providence Steam Roller 05/04/06 02/06/79 72
Work, Joe 1923 Cleveland Indians 01/25/00 10/02/79 79
Wydo, Frank 1947 Pittsburgh Steelers 06/15/24 02/17/79 54
Yezerski, John 1936 Brooklyn Dodgers 09/22/14 01/18/79 64
Zadworny, Frank 1940 Brooklyn Dodgers 11/02/16 3/  /1979 62
Zaninelli, Silvio 1934 Pittsburgh Pirates 12/09/13 01/29/79 65

Pro Football Deaths 1978

Name Team Debut Birth Date Death Date Age
Anderson, Billy 1953 Chicago Bears 03/08/29 05/06/78 49
Anderson, Heartley 1922 Chicago Bears 9/22/1898 04/24/78 77
Andrew (Andrews), Leroy B. 'Roy' 1923 St. Louis All-Stars 6/27/1896 7/  /1978 82
Balswick, William A. 1920 Hammond Pros 2/04/1894 08/01/78 84
Beasley, John R. 1923 Dayton Triangles 10/24/00 11/02/78 78
Belden, Charles Clinton 'Bunny' 1927 Duluth Eskimos 10/08/06 09/04/78 71
Bettencourt, Larry 1933 Green Bay Packers 09/22/05 09/15/78 72
Binkowski, Benedict Francis 'Ben' 1940 Buffalo Indians (AFL III) 06/30/17 09/12/78 61
Birdwell, Dan 1962 Oakland Raiders 10/14/40 02/14/78 37
Blondin, Tom 1933 Cincinnati Reds 10/25/10 12/15/78 68
Brazell, Carl 1938 Cleveland Rams 07/20/17 05/03/78 60
Britt, Edward 'Eddie' 1936 Boston Redskins 07/19/12 11/21/78 66
Burgin, Albert 'Al' 1922 Toledo Maroons 4/13/1895 07/28/78 83
Burt, Russ 1924 Buffalo Bisons 12/15/00 04/07/78 77
Butkus, Carl 1948 Washington Redskins 12/26/22 08/03/78 55
Callahan, Jim 1946 Detroit Lions 12/19/20 03/27/78 57
Campora, Don 1950 San Francisco 49ers 08/30/27 06/05/78 50
Clark, Earl 'Dutch' 1931 Portsmouth Spartans 10/11/06 08/05/78 71 HOF
Clay, Boyd 1940 Cleveland Rams 05/06/15 06/22/78 63
Clowes, John 1948 Brooklyn Dodgers 12/15/21 02/13/78 56
Connor, Stafford 'Dutch' 1925 Providence Steam Roller 4/16/1895 11/24/78 83
Dalrymple, Robert 'Slats' 1922 Evansville Crimson Giants 7/15/1896 05/05/78 81
Digris, Bernie 1943 Chicago Bears 06/09/19 11/01/78 59
Dobeleit, Dick 1925 Dayton Triangles 07/04/03 03/02/78 74
Dolan, John 1941 Buffalo Tigers (AFL III) 09/12/15 04/12/78 62
Dunn, Robert Edward 'Bob' 1929 Staten Island Stapletons 11/26/04 08/26/78 73
Fay, Jeremiah 'Jerry' 1926 Philadelphia Quakers (AFL I) 7/18/1897 08/23/78 81
Felber, Fred E. 'Nip' 1932 Boston Braves 03/25/09 05/13/78 69
Fitzgerald, Jim 1930 Staten Island Stapletons 10/23/06 09/23/78 71
Flenthrope, Don 1936 New York Yanks (AFL II) 03/12/14 03/28/78 64
Fletcher, Andrew Edward 'Andy' 1920 Buffalo 2/01/1895 10/14/78 83
Foster, James Wallace 1925 Buffalo Bisons 10/29/02 08/31/78 75
Fryer, Ken 1944 Brooklyn Tigers 11/17/18 09/30/78 59
Galiffa, Arnie 1953 New York Giants 01/29/27 09/05/78 51
Gay, Chester 'Chet' 1925 Buffalo Bisons 01/08/00 03/12/78 78
Goad, Paul 1956 San Francisco 49ers 09/07/34 11/29/78 44
Goldman, Sam 1944 Boston Yanks 11/10/16 11/08/78 61
Golub, Chris 1977 Kansas City Chiefs 12/02/54 11/10/78 23
Governali, Paul 1946 Boston Yanks 01/05/21 02/15/78 57
Hansen, Warren Dale 1944 Detroit Lions 01/27/21 05/06/78 57
Hargiss, Homer Woodson 'Billy' 1942 Brooklyn Dodgers 9/01/1887 10/15/78 91 Coach
Healey, Ed 1920 Rock Island Independents 12/28/1894 12/09/78 83 HOF
Hearden, Les 1924 Green Bay Packers 04/24/02 12/25/78 76
Hill, Irv 1931 Chicago Cardinals 12/08/07 11/07/78 70
Holm, Bernard 'Tony' 1930 Providence Steam Roller 05/22/08 07/15/78 70
Hubert, Allison 'Pooley' 1926 New York Yankees (AFL I) 04/06/01 02/26/78 76
Hughes, Bill 1937 Philadelphia Eagles 04/11/15 07/06/78 63
Irvin, Cecil 'Tex' 1931 Providence Steam Roller 10/09/06 02/11/78 71
Jemail, Manuel James 'Jimmy' 1921 New York Brickley Giants 9/12/1893 07/26/78 84
Johnson, Bill 1947 Chicago Bears 02/01/21 04/08/78 57
Johnson, John 'Jack' 1934 Detroit Lions 11/28/09 10/27/78 68
Jones, Tom 'The Emperor' 1955 Cleveland Browns 06/22/31 08/30/78 47
Kelly, Clarence 'Tex' 1922 Toledo Maroons 10/29/1898 02/04/78 79
Keyes, Bob 1960 Oakland Raiders 04/13/36 07/09/78 42
King, Ralph W. 1924 Racine Legion 11/02/01 02/08/78 76
Ladson, Merritt 'Tiny' 1922 Evansville Crimson Giants 12/17/1895 11/18/78 82
Lankas, Jim 1942 Philadelphia Eagles 08/26/18 8/9/1978 59
Lauer, Harold 'Dutch' 1922 Rock Island Independents 1/08/1898 08/09/78 80
Leahy, Bernie 1932 Chicago Bears 08/15/08 03/12/78 69
Lillard, Joe 1932 Chicago Cardinals 06/15/05 09/18/78 73
Lochner (Lochiner), Arthur 1936 Brooklyn Tigers (AFL II) 02/20/14 01/23/78 63
Maltsch, John 1940 Milwaukee Chiefs (AFL III) 10/26/16 09/22/78 61
Manion, Jimmy 1926 Duluth Eskimos 09/20/04 07/11/78 73
Mehre, Harry 1922 Minneapolis Marines 09/18/01 09/27/78 77
Mergenthal, Bob 1940 Cincinnati Bengals (AFL III) 07/04/11 03/22/78 66
Minick, Paul 1927 Buffalo Bisons 12/17/1899 12/22/78 79
Monnett, Robert C. 1933 Green Bay Packers 02/27/10 08/02/78 68
Montgomery, William A. 'Bill' 1934 St. Louis Gunners 05/04/09 07/18/78 69
Moore, Walter S. 'Dinty' 1927 Pottsville Maroons 09/30/03 04/15/78 74
Myles, Harry 1929 Buffalo Bisons 09/01/04 11/30/78 74
Nelson, Jack 'Jocko' 1971 Minnesota Vikings 07/13/27 11/19/78 51 Coach
Nichols, John Howard 1926 Canton Bulldogs 07/30/04 06/17/78 73
Nix, George 1926 Buffalo Rangers 3/18/1895 10/07/78 83
Oden, Olof 'Curly' 1925 Providence Steam Roller 5/10/1899 08/31/78 79
Ohrt, John 1937 Rochester Tigers (AFL II) 08/06/13 01/24/78 64
Pederson, Jim 1930 Minneapolis Red Jackets 10/19/07 08/14/78 70
Polisky, John 'Bull' 1929 Chicago Bears 01/15/01 04/23/78 77
Powers, John 1962 Pittsburgh Steelers 06/15/40 01/12/78 37
Pritchard, William E. 'Bill' 1927 Providence Steam Roller 12/23/01 04/10/78 76
Reese, David 1920 Dayton Triangles 11/19/1892 06/29/78 85
Reese, Ken 1947 Detroit Lions 04/30/21 03/02/78 56
Rentner, Ernest 'Pug' 1934 Boston Redskins 09/18/10 08/24/78 67
Richards, Edward J. 'Ted' 1929 Chicago Cardinals 11/07/01 12/01/78 77
Rowan, John Aiken 1923 Louisville Brecks 7/19/1896 02/20/78 81
Russell, Lafayette 'Reb' 1933 New York Giants 05/31/05 03/16/78 72
Schneller, John 1933 Portsmouth Spartans 11/01/11 11/06/78 67
Shelburne, John 1922 Hammond Pros 9/26/1894 01/29/78 83
Shipkey, Harry 1926 Los Angeles Wildcats (AFL I) 02/23/02 07/06/78 76
Shipkey, Ted 1947 Los Angeles Dons 09/28/04 07/19/78 73
Simmons, Jack 1948 Baltimore Colts 10/08/24 09/17/78 53
Simons, John Brimhall 1924 Minneapolis Marines 01/22/01 01/22/78 76
Sleight, Elmer 'Red' 1930 Green Bay Packers 07/08/07 08/09/78 71
Smith, Francis Peter 'Pete' 1926 Boston Bulldogs (AFL I) 01/27/03 11/  /1978 75
Smith, Joe 1948 Baltimore Colts 07/23/22 04/08/78 55
Smith, Richard 'Red' 1927 Green Bay Packers 05/18/04 03/08/78 73
Splinter, Francis 1941 Milwaukee Chiefs (AFL III) 05/16/16 09/05/78 62
Stark, Edward 'Crazy Legs' 1937 Los Angeles Bulldogs (AFL II) 07/10/10 05/25/78 67
Sturtridge, Dick 1928 Chicago Bears 03/08/04 12/04/78 74
Tracey, John 'Jack' 1959 Chicago Cardinals 06/27/33 09/18/78 45
Tuttle, James Orville 1937 New York Giants 09/18/12 04/20/78 65
Vance, Joe 1931 Brooklyn Dodgers 09/16/05 07/04/78 72
Vaughan, John 'Harp' 1933 Pittsburgh Pirates 11/19/04 12/27/78 74
Wilson, George 1937 Chicago Bears  02/03/14 11/23/78 64
Wilson, Samuel 'Mike' 1922 Rochester Jeffersons 12/02/1896 05/16/78 81
Worden, Stu 1930 Brooklyn Dodgers 05/06/07 03/17/78 70
Wukits, Albert 'Al' 1943 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers 12/16/17 10/15/78 60
Young, Frederick Lloyd 1925 Providence Steam Roller 05/27/03 06/10/78 75
Zuidmulder, Dave 1929 Green Bay Packers 02/04/06 06/08/78 72

Pro Football Deaths 1977

Name Team Debut Birth Date Death Date Age
Bacon, Frank 1920 Dayton Triangles 1/11/1894 08/31/77 83
Bahan, Leonard 'Pete' 1923 Cleveland Indians 2/18/1898 05/01/77 79
Banta, Herbert Jack 1941 Washington Redskins 11/19/17 02/22/77 59
Bedford, William Eugene 'Gene' 1925 Rochester Jeffersons 12/02/1896 10/06/77 80
Bullman, Delmar Gale 1925 Columbus Tigers 08/18/01 06/24/77 75
Carpe, Joe 1926 Frankford Yellow Jackets 01/23/03 11/03/77 74
Cassidy, Joseph James 'Joe' 1937 Pittsburgh Americans (AFL II) 07/24/13 02/12/77 63
Casteel, Miles 'Mike' 1922 Rock Island Independents 12/20/1895 03/27/77 81
Cheverko, George 1947 New York Giants 07/29/20 11/14/77 57
Choboian, Max 1966 Denver Broncos 03/17/42 01/02/77 34
Clark, James L. 'Jim' 1933 Pittsburgh Pirates 08/18/04 05/26/77 72
Clark, Russell 1926 Newark Bears (AFL I) 10/03/03 05/09/77 73
Clow, Herb 1924 Duluth Kelleys 5/07/1899 11/24/77 78
Craig, Clark 1925 Frankford Yellow Jackets 06/19/02 11/28/77 75
Croft, Milburn 'Tiny' 1942 Green Bay Packers 11/07/20 01/22/77 56
Daniels, John 'Jack' 1925 Milwaukee Badgers 12/24/06 07/15/77 70
Demas, George James 1932 Staten Island Stapletons 01/06/07 11/16/77 70
Derr, Ben 1920 Chicago Tigers 6/25/1892 07/10/77 85
Doyle, M. Dorland 1932 Boston Braves Owner 1899 02/06/77 78
Drayer, Clarence 1925 Dayton Triangles 08/29/01 10/08/77 76
Durishan, Jack 1947 New York Yankees 07/07/22 05/13/77 54
Elkins, Everett 1940 Chicago Cardinals 11/17/17 06/08/77 59
Flynn, Furlong 1926 Hartford Blues 12/27/01 11/01/77 75
Ford, Adrian 1927 Pottsville Maroons 01/01/04 07/07/77 73
Frahm, Herald 'Dick' 1932 Staten Island Stapletons 04/06/06 10/19/77 71
Gallaher, Allen 1974 New England Patriots 11/05/50 05/12/77 26
Goetz, Angus 'Gus' 1922 Buffalo All-Americans 7/06/1897 07/24/77 80
Gorinski, Walt 1946 Pittsburgh Steelers 12/20/19 07/03/77 57
Gussie, Mike 1940 Brooklyn Dodgers 09/13/17 02/24/77 59
Hansen, Harold F. 1923 Green Bay Packers 11/30/1894 06/23/77 82
Hanson, Harold W. 'Hal' 1928 Frankford Yellow Jackets 08/10/05 08/29/77 72
Hester, Ray 1971 New Orleans Saints 03/31/49 05/15/77 28
Hoffman, Jacob 'Jake' 1925 Rochester Jeffersons 7/21/1895 02/11/77 81
Hogue, Francis Cook 'Frank' 1924 Akron Pros 9/08/1898 01/12/77 78
Hubbard, Robert 'Cal' 1927 New York Giants 10/31/00 10/17/77 76 HOF
Huffine, Ken 1920 Muncie Flyers 12/22/1897 09/26/77 79
Hugret, Joe 1934 Brooklyn Dodgers 04/11/09 09/18/77 68
Jarvi, Toimi 1944 Philadelphia Eagles 02/28/20 11/18/77 57
Jordan, Henry 1957 Cleveland Browns 01/26/35 02/21/77 42 HOF
Jorgensen, Wagner 'Wayne' 1936 Brooklyn Dodgers 07/31/13 07/24/77 63
Joseph, Zern 'Zip' 1925 Dayton Triangles 05/31/03 11/24/77 74
Kassel, Charles 'Chuck' 1927 Chicago Bears 11/20/03 11/30/77 74
Katalinas, Leo 1938 Green Bay Packers 02/04/15 7/8/1977 62
Keenan, Jack Harvey 1944 Washington Redskins 06/08/19 2/8/1977 57
Kell, Paul 1939 Green Bay Packers 07/18/15 05/18/77 61
Klawitter, Dick 1956 Chicago Bears 06/29/29 12/11/77 48
Kuick, Stan 1926 Milwaukee Badgers 04/24/04 08/26/77 73
Lane, Francis 'Oxie' 1926 Milwaukee Badgers 01/02/05 08/19/77 72
Larson, Frederic 'Ojay' 1922 Chicago Bears 10/15/1897 05/01/77 79
MacWherter, William Kile 1920 Decatur Staleys 7/19/1892 12/08/77 85
Magner, Jim 1931 Frankford Yellow Jackets 07/22/03 09/20/77 74
Manders, Jack 1933 Chicago Bears 01/13/09 01/28/77 68
McDonald, James E. 1936 Pittsburgh Pirates 08/20/11 07/27/77 65
McPhail, Harold 'Hal, Bumper' 1934 Boston Redskins 10/26/12 08/30/77 64
Meade, Jim 1939 Washington Redskins 02/28/14 08/07/77 63
Molinet, Ignacio 'Lou' 1927 Frankford Yellow Jackets 11/30/04 08/27/77 72
Morrison, Clarence 'Ram' 1926 Los Angeles Wildcats (AFL I) 9/08/1899 10/16/77 78
Mungavin, James 'Jock' 1920 Chicago Tigers 9/12/1893 10/26/77 84
Murray, John A. 1926 Newark Bears (AFL I) 03/07/05 06/04/77 72
Nash, Bob 1920 Akron Pros 12/16/1892 02/01/77 84
Nason, Ed (Running Deer) 1922 Oorang Indians 4/08/1899 03/09/77 77
Neal, Ray 1922 Akron Pros 11/01/1897 11/25/77 80
Norton, Martin 'Marty' 1922 Minneapolis Marines 11/11/00 10/08/77 76
O'Brien, Robert 'Davey' 1939 Philadelphia Eagles 06/22/17 11/18/77 60
O'Hearn, John 'Jack' 1920 Cleveland Tigers 7/28/1893 07/22/77 83
Pinckert, Erny 1932 Boston Braves 05/01/08 08/30/77 69
Pittman, Ralph 1926 Buffalo Rangers 12/23/01 07/05/77 75
Post, Les 1937 Rochester Tigers (AFL II) 07/15/15 01/17/77 61
Quatse, Jess 1933 Green Bay Packers 04/04/08 12/27/77 69
Rogers, Bill 1938 Detroit Lions 06/24/13 04/30/77 63
Seymour, Bob 1940 Washington Redskins 06/13/16 05/28/77 60
Shaw, Lawrence 'Buck' 1946 San Francisco 49ers 3/28/1899 03/19/77 77 Coach
Simmons, James 'Jenks' 1927 Cleveland Bulldogs 04/03/03 01/16/77 73
Smith, James Dale 1947 Los Angeles Dons 09/28/22 08/02/77 54
Smith, Orland 1927 Providence Steam Roller 11/05/05 08/14/77 71
Stanley, C.B.  1946 Buffalo Bisons 01/25/19 4/  /1977 58
Stydahar, Joe 1936 Chicago Bears 03/17/12 03/23/77 65 HOF
Suhey, Steve 1948 Pittsburgh Steelers 01/08/22 01/08/77 55
Taylor, Charles Gardner 'Chuck' 1944 Brooklyn Dodgers 01/12/20 01/03/77 56
Thomas (Webster), John 1924 Racine Legion 02/13/00 08/19/77 77
Thomsen, Gil 1941 Milwaukee Chiefs (AFL III) 12/07/15 01/16/77 61
Turley, John O. 1935 Pittsburgh Pirates 11/20/12 07/12/77 64
Updike, Harold 1936 New York Yanks (AFL II) 05/15/12 07/28/77 65
Vellone, Jim 1966 Miami Dolphins 08/20/44 08/21/77 33
Voss, George W. 'Doc' 1920 Buffalo All-Americans 9/27/1891 05/05/77 85
Wallace, Clarence G. 'Dutch' 1923 Akron Pros 04/18/00 02/24/77 76
Wallis, James J. 'Jim' 1926 Boston Bulldogs (AFL I) 10/19/02 06/06/77 74
Wasicek, Charles 1936 Rochester Tigers (AFL II) 05/05/08 04/20/77 68
Whitcomb, Frank 1920 Rochester Jeffersons 12/07/1896 07/31/77 80
Wiggs, Hubert 1921 Louisville Brecks 9/29/1894 10/18/77 83
Wolford, Oscar 1920 Columbus Panhandles 3/14/1897 02/03/77 79
Ziff, Dave 1925 Rochester Jeffersons 01/18/02 10/17/77 75

Pro Football Deaths 1976

Name Team Debut Birth Date Death Date Age
Antonini, Ettore J. 1937 Cincinnati Bengals (AFL II) 11/22/13 11/24/76 63
Armstrong, Bill 1943 Brooklyn Dodgers 10/27/20 10/03/76 55
Barsha, John 1920 Rochester Jeffersons 12/25/1898 02/18/76 77
Baujan, Harry 1920 Cleveland Tigers 5/24/1894 12/30/76 82
Bausch, Frank 1934 Boston Redskins 06/14/08 04/06/76 67
Berry, Joseph Howard 1921 Rochester Jeffersons 12/31/1893 04/29/76 82
Black Bear, Coowee 'Peter' 1923 Oorang Indians 10/11/1899 7/  /1976 76
Blaha (Blake), Art 1940 Milwaukee Chiefs (AFL III) 08/05/16 03/13/76 59
Bliss, Harry W.  1921 Columbus Panhandles 9/26/1897 01/01/76 78
Bucher, William 'Bill' 1925 Detroit Panthers 04/23/03 05/29/76 73
Bush, Roy M. 'Joe' 1926 Louisville Colonels 04/11/05 10/23/76 71
Carberry, Glen 1923 Buffalo All-Americans 4/10/1896 02/19/76 79
Carey, Henry 'Dana' 1926 Los Angeles Wildcats (AFL I) 02/03/03 03/22/76 73
Carman, William Charles 'Charlie' 1920 Detroit Heralds 1/13/1895 10/30/76 81
Casey, Albert 1923 St. Louis All-Stars 12/02/1895 08/24/76 80
Collins, Bill 1922 Milwaukee Badgers 10/20/01 01/24/76 74
Connell, William Joseph 'Bill' 1920 Rochester Jeffersons 10/19/1893 03/01/76 82
Crakes, Joe 1932 Chicago Cardinals 12/29/07 03/23/76 68
Curran, Harry A. 1920 Chicago Cardinals 6/02/1894 06/28/76 82
Elliott, Wallace 'Doc' 1922 Canton Bulldogs 04/06/00 01/11/76 75
Ford, Salem 1922 Louisville Brecks 2/14/1896 06/16/76 80
Gansberg, Al 1926 Louisville Colonels 10/16/01 08/24/76 74
Garrett, Dub 1948 Baltimore Colts 01/29/25 07/24/76 51
Gay, Blenda 1974 San Diego Chargers 11/22/50 12/19/76 26
Gehrke, Bruce 1948 New York Giants 09/12/24 04/06/76 51
Gildea, Denny 1926 Hartford Blues 10/09/1898 02/22/76 77
Giugliano, Pascal 'Patsy' 1923 Louisville Brecks 12/11/00 05/17/76 75
Glick, Ed 1922 Green Bay Packers 04/23/00 08/13/76 76
Golembeski, Anthony 'Archie' 1925 Providence Steam Roller 05/25/00 03/09/76 75
Goodwin, Earl 1928 Pottsville Maroons 01/21/01 07/08/76 75
Gordon, Louis  1930 Chicago Cardinals 07/15/08 04/04/76 67
Grant, Ross 'Rosie' 1932 Staten Island Stapletons 12/28/06 06/15/76 69
Grube, Charles 1926 Detroit Panthers 06/11/04 01/21/76 71
Gutowsky, Leroy 'Ace' 1932 Portsmouth Spartans 08/02/09 12/04/76 67
Hasbrouck, Robert Lyndon 1921 Rochester Jeffersons 11/21/1893 02/09/76 82
Haugsrud, Oluf 'Ole' 1926 Duluth Eskimos Owner 05/13/00 03/13/76 75
Higgins, Austin 1921 Louisville Brecks  11/29/1897 03/03/76 78
Hogan, Paul T. 1924 Akron Pros 9/05/1898 08/13/76 77
Holmer, Walter 1929 Chicago Bears 12/05/02 08/28/76 73
Imlay, Talma 'Tut' 1926 Los Angeles Buccaneers 03/20/02 03/20/76 74
Iselin, Philip 1963 New York Jets Owner 09/01/02 12/28/76 74
Johnson, Leon Arthur 1926 Philadelphia Quakers (AFL I) 11/27/03 03/14/76 72
Kobalinski, Stephen A. 'Steve' 1926 Brooklyn Lions 11/19/03 10/11/76 72
Koepsell, Bill 1940 Buffalo Indians (AFL III) 02/22/14 12/05/76 62
Kostos, Joe 1926 Philadelphia Quakers (AFL I) 3/09/1896 4/  /1976 80
Krueger, Albert Leroy 'Al' 1924 Kansas City Blues 08/18/02 02/25/76 73
Leary, Tom 1927 Frankford Yellow Jackets 04/15/04 08/06/76 72
Lomasney, Tom 1929 Staten Island Stapletons 05/11/06 12/29/76 70
Loyd, Edgar Alex 1950 San Francisco 49ers 08/07/27 05/25/76 48
Lyons, Leo 1923 Rochester Jeffersons 3/11/1892 05/19/76 84
Madigan, John 1922 Minneapolis Marines 3/12/1899 01/05/76 76
Maloney, Gerald S. 'Red' 1925 Providence Steam Roller 09/05/01 05/16/76 74
Marelli, Ray 1928 Chicago Cardinals 01/23/01 12/01/76 75
Martin, Billy 1962 Chicago Bears 06/06/38 11/08/76 38
McCormick, Frank 1920 Akron Pros 11/05/1894 03/24/76 81
McEvoy, Ed 1926 Hartford Blues 11/06/03 08/07/76 72
Michaels, (Mikolajewski), Ed 1936 Chicago Bears 06/11/14 01/21/76 61
Millner, Wayne 1936 Boston Redskins 01/31/13 11/19/76 63
Mintun, John 'Jake' 1920 Decatur Staleys 7/12/1894 02/25/76 81
Moody, Wilkie 1920 Columbus Panhandles 5/12/1897 02/20/76 78
Morlock, Jack 1940 Detroit Lions 04/07/16 01/07/76 59
Mullen, Samuel 'Chief' 1921 Evansville Crimson Giants 1/09/1894 05/26/76 82
Mulready, Jerry 1947 Chicago Rockets 01/05/23 06/03/76 53
Nevers, Ernie 1926 Duluth Eskimos 06/11/03 05/03/76 72
Nisbet, Dave 1933 Chicago Cardinals 08/29/10 12/10/76 66
Oas, Ben 1929 Minneapolis Red Jackets 04/27/01 2/3/1976 74
Osborn, Robert 'Duke' 1921 Canton Bulldogs 2/19/1898 11/02/76 78
Parkinson, Thomas 'Doc' 1931 Staten Island Stapletons 03/16/07 12/28/76 69
Parks, Edward Mickey 1938 Washington Redskins 12/04/15 09/27/76 60
Parry, Owen 'Ox' 1937 New York Giants 11/17/14 03/02/76 61
Petrilas, Bill 1944 New York Giants 09/28/15 11/04/76 61
Pivarnik, Joe 1936 Philadelphia Eagles 02/18/12 01/22/76 63
Pope, Spencer 1920 Muncie Flyers 3/09/1893 09/09/76 83
Pugh, Marion 1941 New York Giants 09/06/19 11/20/76 57
Ribar, Frank 1943 Washington Redskins 01/15/15 10/01/76 61
Riblett, Paul 1932 Brooklyn Dodgers 05/23/08 03/02/76 67
Richards, Elvin 'Kink' 1933 New York Giants 12/27/10 07/21/76 65
Riddick, Ray 1940 Green Bay Packers 10/17/17 07/14/76 58
Roach, John Wiley 'Jack' 1927 Chicago Cardinals 07/07/02 05/16/76 73
Robeson, Paul 1921 Akron Pros 4/09/1898 01/23/76 77
Runkel, Gilbert 1920 Detroit Heralds 6/02/1891 10/26/76 85
Smith, Wilfrid 1920 Muncie Flyers 4/07/1899 08/03/76 77
Songin, Edward 'Butch' 1960 Boston Patriots 05/11/24 05/26/76 52
Stackpool, John 'Jack' 1942 Philadelphia Eagles 09/06/17 08/20/76 58
Stolfa, Anton 'Butch' 1939 Chicago Bears 09/06/17 03/08/76 58
Strickland, Bill 1923 Milwaukee Badgers 9/14/1898 01/31/76 77
Swain, Alton 1926 Buffalo Rangers 10/02/1899 03/11/76 76
Sweet, Frederick 'Fred' 1925 Providence Steam Roller 08/17/01 10/31/76 75
Swiacki, Bill 1948 New York Giants 10/02/22 07/06/76 53
Tanner, John 1922 Toledo Maroons 12/03/1897 12/23/76 79
Thurman, John 1926 Los Angeles Buccaneers 02/09/00 03/05/76 76
Titmas, Herb 1931 Providence Steam Roller 12/14/05 08/16/76 70
Turner, Howard Hunter 1923 Milwaukee Badgers 5/04/1897 11/17/76 79
Vanzo, Fred 1938 Detroit Lions 01/08/16 02/07/76 60
Veach, William Walter 1920 Decatur Staleys 9/29/1892 02/10/76 83
Widerquist, Chet 1923 Milwaukee Badgers 9/23/1895 07/14/76 80
Wimberly, Abner 'Ab' 1949 Los Angeles Dons 05/04/27 09/19/76 49
Wright, Ralph B. 1933 Brooklyn Dodgers 01/16/08 08/03/76 68

Pro Football Deaths 1975

Name Team Debut Birth Date Death Date Age
Adkins, Roy S. 1920 Decatur Staleys 10/05/1898 02/10/75 76
Alexander, Joe 1922 Rochester Jeffersons 4/01/1897 09/12/75 78
Alford, Gene 1931 Portsmouth Spartans 04/03/05 12/08/75 70
Barber, Mark 1937 Cleveland Rams 05/19/15 02/24/75 59
Bettridge, John 1937 Chicago Bears 03/19/10 12/09/75 65
Bower, James Philip 1921 Cleveland Indians 10/22/1894 07/12/75 80
Boyle, John G. 1926 Chicago Bulls (AFL I) 02/22/02 03/16/75 73
Brennan, John Charles 'Jack' 1939 Green Bay Packers 09/28/13 03/08/75 61
Brenner, Ray 1925 Canton Bulldogs 3/18/1898 06/14/75 77
Brown, Howard 1948 Detroit Lions 01/26/22 04/04/75 53
Buckeye, Garland 1920 Chicago Tigers 10/16/1897 11/14/75 78
Celeri, Bob 1951 New York Yanks 06/01/27 03/09/75 47
Comstock, Rudy 1923 Canton Bulldogs 09/23/00 11/01/75 75
Copeland, Ron 1969 Chicago Bears 10/03/46 05/22/75 28
Dally, Albert 'Dilly' 1926 Hartford Blues 09/07/03 12/31/75 72
Elliott, Alvah 'Rowdy' 1922 Racine Legion 10/13/1894 12/18/75 81
Filipowicz, Steve 1945 New York Giants 06/28/21 02/21/75 53
Fitzgibbon, Paul 1926 Duluth Eskimos 03/21/03 03/12/75 71
Flanagan, William 'Hoot' 1925 Pottsville Maroons 04/28/01 02/03/75 73
Ghee, Milt 1920 Chicago Tigers 11/17/1891 03/16/75 83
Gibson, Paul 1972 Green Bay Packers 06/20/48 05/23/75 26
Goolsby, James 'Shag' 1940 Cleveland Rams 07/24/17 05/07/75 57
Hare, Ray 1940 Washington Redskins 11/21/17 06/02/75 57
High, Lennie 1920 Decatur Staleys 2/17/1895 11/16/75 80
Hobson, Ben Archibald 1926 Buffalo Rangers 07/25/02 07/05/75 72
Hollingsworth, Joe 1949 Pittsburgh Steelers 06/20/25 08/18/75 50
Hunt, Jim 1960 Boston Patriots 10/05/38 11/22/75 37
Isabel, Wilmer 1923 Columbus Tigers 10/01/1899 09/09/75 75
Jett, John 1941 Detroit Lions 02/09/18 08/03/75 57
Jones, Horatio 1922 Oorang Indians 10/23/1888 09/08/75 86
Kreuz, Albert 1926 Philadelphia Quakers (AFL I) 8/21/1898 08/13/75 76
LaPresta, Ben 1933 Boston Redskins 01/22/09 08/11/75 66
Latone, Tony 1925 Pottsville Maroons 4/18/1897 11/24/75 78
Long, John Anton 'Johnny' 1944 Chicago Bears 12/13/14 02/03/75 60
Loven, Fred 'Fritz' 1929 Minneapolis Red Jackets 6/11/1894 11/01/75 81
Lubratovich (Lubratt), Milo 'Lou' 1931 Brooklyn Dodgers 05/30/07 09/05/75 68
MacKinnon, Jacque 1961 San Diego Chargers 11/10/38 03/06/75 36
Maples, Tal 1934 Cincinnati Reds 12/03/10 04/19/75 64
Marone, Sal 1943 New York Giants 08/10/17 01/12/75 57
Martin, Hershel 1929 Staten Island Stapletons 07/16/06 06/25/75 68
McDonald, Dustin C. 1935 Green Bay Packers 10/03/08 02/23/75 66
Mishel, Dave 1927 Providence Steam Roller 07/06/05 03/11/75 69
Monday, Oscar 1940 Cincinnati Bengals (AFL III) 06/19/16 01/13/75 58
Moore, Paul 1940 Detroit Lions 01/23/18 05/07/75 57
Munday, George 1931 Cleveland Indians 06/13/07 10/17/75 68
Nicely, John Harris 1930 Staten Island Stapletons 10/07/1898 12/  /1975 77
Norgard, Al 1934 Green Bay Packers 11/03/07 11/20/75 68
Obst, Henry Donald 1931 Staten Island Stapletons 12/12/08 09/25/75 66
Oliphant, Elmer 1920 Rochester Jeffersons 7/09/1892 07/03/75 82
Owen, Bill 1926 Kansas City Cowboys 09/29/03 03/15/75 71
Perry, Claude 1927 Green Bay Packers 10/31/01 07/18/75 73
Pittman, Melvin 'Swede' 1935 Pittsburgh Pirates 02/23/08 12/24/75 67
Plunkett, Joseph T. 'Joe' 1920 Chicago Cardinals  3/23/1899 04/28/75 76
Presley, Leo 1945 Washington Redskins 03/16/22 09/01/75 53
Puddy, Hal 1948 San Francisco 49ers 08/18/24 01/31/75 50
Reese, Hank 1933 New York Giants 10/24/09 08/03/75 65
Richardson, Jess 1953 Philadelphia Eagles 08/18/30 06/17/75 44
Romney, Milt 1923 Racine Legion 6/20/1899 11/10/75 76
Ronzani, Gene 1933 Chicago Bears 03/28/09 09/12/75 66
Rosatti, Roman 1923 Cleveland Indians 9/12/1895 07/09/75 79
Schuette, Carl 1948 Buffalo Bills 04/04/22 12/09/75 53
Seliger, Frank 1920 Hammond Pros 8/31/1891 08/23/75 83
Sommers, John 'Jack' 1947 Washington Redskins 02/09/17 09/02/75 58
Stanley, Basil 1924 Rock Island Independents 2/08/1896 07/17/75 79
Stanton, Henry 1946 New York Yankees 08/24/20 04/11/75 54
Steber, John 1946 Washington Redskins 09/12/23 10/01/75 52
Stephenson, James David 1950 Los Angeles Rams 10/22/25 07/19/75 49
Stoecklein, Earl 1920 Dayton Triangles 10/01/1896 01/06/75 78
Stulgaitis (Stulgate), Jerry 1937 Rochester Tigers (AFL II) 03/05/11 01/19/75 63
Sweiger, Bob 1946 New York Yankees 09/20/19 11/01/75 56
Thompson, Lloyd 'Pinky' 1927 Buffalo Bisons 02/16/06 09/29/75 69
Tunnell, Emlen 1948 New York Giants 03/29/25 07/22/75 50 HOF
Turnbow, Guy 1933 Philadelphia Eagles 03/28/08 10/04/75 67
Vant Hull, Fred 1942 Green Bay Packers 08/21/20 04/10/75 54
Voss, Walter 'Tilly' 1921 Detroit Tigers 3/28/1897 12/14/75 78
Ward, David M. 1933 Boston Redskins 10/13/06 06/10/75 68
Wilde, George 1947 Washington Redskins 03/26/23 05/26/75 52
Wood, James Edward 'Jim' 1920 Rochester Jeffersons 8/06/1896 06/13/75 78
Young, Randolph 1920 Decatur Staleys 6/12/1898 10/26/75 77
Zuk, Stan 1936 Brooklyn Tigers (AFL II) 11/11/11 04/05/75 63

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Pro Football Deaths 1974

Name Team Debut Birth Date Death Date Age
Anderson, Eddie 1922 Rochester Jeffersons 11/13/00 04/26/74 73
Bachmaier, Joe 1920 Rochester Jeffersons 3/11/1895 01/14/74 78
Banas, Steve 1935 Detroit Lions 04/30/07 05/10/74 67
Bancroft, Hugh 1923 Rochester Jeffersons 8/04/1894 10/31/74 80
Bausch, Jim 1933 Chicago Cardinals 03/28/06 07/09/74 68
Beckwith, Otto 1920 Columbus Panhandles 02/06/00 12/31/74 74
Berry, Gil 1935 Chicago Cardinals 03/21/11 04/20/74 63
Bizer, Herb 1929 Buffalo Bisons 08/03/06 12/04/74 68
Booth, Clarence 1943 Chicago Cardinals 09/04/19 04/23/74 54
Bove, Peter 1930 Newark Tornadoes 09/21/06 06/11/74 67
Cabrelli, Larry 1941 Philadelphia Eagles 03/30/17 06/05/74 57
Cameron, John James 1926 Detroit Panthers 07/03/01 12/29/74 73
Campbell, William R. 'Bill' 1945 Chicago Cardinals 08/06/20 10/28/74 54
Calhoun, Eric 1926 Dayton Triangles 08/01/00 09/24/74 74
Choate, Robert McKennon 1924 Kansas City Blues 9/28/1895 10/10/74 79
Cobb, Alf 1920 Akron Pros 6/07/1892 09/07/74 82
Crawford, Fred 1935 Chicago Bears 07/27/10 03/05/74 63
Destefano, Fred 1924 Chicago Cardinals 04/04/00 06/27/74 74
Duggan, Gil 1940 New York Giants 12/16/14 10/18/74 59
Dvorak, Ben 1921 Minneapolis Marines 1/20/1895 05/07/74 79
Elser, Earl 1933 Portsmouth Spartans 03/21/08 08/28/74 66
Feldhaus, Bill 1937 Detroit Lions 12/08/12 06/02/74 61
Ferko, John 'Fritz' 1937 Philadelphia Eagles 12/23/10 01/23/74 63
Gardella, Anthony 'Knocko' 1922 Green Bay Packers 10/15/1895 12/26/74 79
Gavin, Francis 1936 Rochester Tigers (AFL II) 03/05/10 04/21/74 64
Gedman, Gene 1953 Detroit Lions 01/09/32 08/19/74 42
Geyer, Donald W. 1937 Cincinnati Bengals (AFL II) 03/29/14 12/20/74 60
Gillies, Fred 1920 Chicago Cardinals 12/09/1895 05/08/74 78
Gunsel, Austin 1959 NFL Commissioner 04/02/09 06/17/74 65
Guy, Charlie  1920 Detroit Heralds 12/05/1896 04/09/74 77
Halleck, Paul 1937 Cleveland Rams 07/11/13 03/23/74 60
Hamas, Steve 1929 Orange Tornadoes 01/09/07 10/10/74 67
Harley, Charles 'Chic' 1921 Chicago Staleys 9/15/1894 04/21/74 79
Hegarty, John Edward 'Jack' 1921 Washington Senators 6/09/1888 03/01/74 85 Coach
Hix, Billy 1950 Philadelphia Eagles 01/18/29 09/24/74 45
Holcomb, William L. 'Tex' 1937 Pittsburgh Pirates 06/21/14 05/20/74 59
Honaker, Frank 1924 Cleveland Bulldogs 10/11/1899 04/21/74 74
Houle, Wilfred 'Bill' 1924 Minneapolis Marines 07/14/01 12/26/74 73
Jacobs, Jack 1942 Cleveland Rams 08/07/19 01/12/74 54
Jefferson, Billy 1941 Detroit Lions 05/17/18 03/10/74 55
Johnson, Carroll 1920 Hammond Pros 2/10/1894 04/10/74 80
Jones, Robert Bruce 1927 Green Bay Packers 08/30/04 12/17/74 70
Joyce, Bill 1920 Detroit Heralds 6/03/1895 08/29/74 79
Joyce, Emmett 1936 Cleveland Rams (AFL II) 08/21/13 01/17/74 60
Karas, Emil 1959 Washington Redskins 12/13/33 11/25/74 40
Kennedy, James E. 1925 Buffalo Bisons 02/06/00 09/22/74 74
Kiley, Roger 1923 Chicago Cardinals 10/23/00 09/09/74 73
Kuffel, Ray 1947 Buffalo Bills 12/09/21 12/22/74 53
Kusko, John 1936 Philadelphia Eagles 03/27/14 07/06/74 60
Kutler, Rudolph J. 'Rudy' 1925 Cleveland Bulldogs 11/14/01 03/19/74 72
Kyle, John 1923 Cleveland Indians 9/12/1898 05/25/74 75
Ladrow, Walter 'Wally' 1921 Green Bay Packers 10/16/1895 07/22/74 78
Landrigan, Jim 1947 Baltimore Colts 05/31/23 06/24/74 51
Lumpkin, Roy Lee 'Father' 1930 Portsmouth Spartans 01/27/07 03/31/74 67
Lunz, Jerry 1925 Chicago Cardinals 03/13/03 01/11/74 70
Madarik, Elmer 'Tippy' 1945 Detroit Lions 07/15/22 02/03/74 51
Marks, Larry 1927 New York Yankees 12/20/02 01/19/74 71
Maul, Elmo 'Tuffy' 1926 Los Angeles Buccaneers 06/20/02 03/16/74 71
McCafferty, Don 1946 New York Giants 03/12/21 07/28/74 53
McGannon, Bill 1941 Cincinnati Bengals (AFL III) 12/01/19 04/07/74 54
McKeever, Ed 1948 Chicago Rockets 08/25/10 09/13/74 64 Coach
Meadows, Ed 1954 Chicago Bears 02/19/32 10/22/74 42
Morris, Glenn 1940 Detroit Lions 06/18/12 01/31/74 61
Newton, Robert 'Ark' 1926 Newark Bears (AFL I) 01/31/03 01/17/74 70
Norberg, Hank 1946 San Francisco 49ers 12/22/20 12/04/74 53
Oldham, James Robert 'Jim' 1926 Racine Legion 06/04/03 08/21/74 71
O'Neill, Richard W. 'Wally' 1925 Duluth Kelleys 05/19/02 08/19/74 72
Osborne, Merle 1941 Buffalo Tigers (AFL III) 09/28/16 12/28/74 58
Palm, Myron 'Mike 1925 New York Giants 11/24/1899 04/08/74 74
Palmer, Charles 1924 Racine Legion 02/15/01 02/10/74 72
Pearce, Walter 'Pard' 1920 Decatur Staleys 10/23/1896 05/24/74 77
Perrotti, Mike 1948 Los Angeles Dons 06/12/23 11/30/74 51
Phelan, Jim 1948 Los Angeles Dons 12/05/1893 11/14/74 80 Coach
Pyne, George 1931 Providence Steam Roller 10/17/09 06/03/74 64
Radzevich (Radzievitch), Vic 1926 Hartford Blues 06/08/03 06/10/74 71
Richards, Ray 1930 Frankford Yellow Jackets 07/16/06 09/18/74 68
Richerson, Doss 1926 Chicago Bulls (AFL I) 05/24/01 08/01/74 73
Roderick, Ben  1923 Canton Bulldogs 5/11/1899 11/30/74 75
Rykovich, Julius 'Jules' 1947 Buffalo Bills 04/06/23 12/22/74 51
Savoldi, Joe 1930 Chicago Bears 03/05/08 01/25/74 65
Seno, Frank 1943 Washington Redskins 02/15/21 03/31/74 53
Sieb, Walter 'Wally' 1922 Racine Legion 5/06/1899 01/18/74 74
Smith, Okla 'Oke' 1920 Rock Island Independents 2/27/1894 05/02/74 81
Sparr, Edwin 1926 Racine Legion 7/29/1898 05/19/74 75
Steele, Clifford 'Cliff' 1922 Rochester Jeffersons 10/08/1894 09/03/74 79
Steele, Percy 'Red' 1921 Canton Bulldogs 8/09/1897 03/28/74 76
Steponovich, Mike 1933 Boston Redskins 12/01/08 05/24/74 65
Sterr, Gil 1926 Racine Legion 07/03/00 03/12/74 73
Suffridge, Robert Lee 'Bob' 1941 Philadelphia Eagles 03/17/16 03/03/74 57
Sykes, Alfreddie J. 'Alfred' 1971 New England Patriots 12/20/47 02/04/74 26
Tuckey, Dick 1938 Washington Redskins 09/29/13 12/25/74 61
Ulrich, Hub 1946 Miami Seahawks 12/12/20 03/10/74 53
Virant, Leo 1926 Cleveland Panthers (AFL I) 07/05/03 07/19/74 71
Washington, Clyde 1960 Boston Patriots 03/21/38 12/29/74 36
Watkins, Gordon 'Coot' 1930 Minneapolis Red Jackets 06/19/07 04/08/74 66
Whelan, Tommy 1933 Pittsburgh Pirates 03/04/11 06/24/74 63
White, Paul G. 1947 Pittsburgh Steelers 11/13/21 06/03/74 52
White, Robert 'Bob' 1936 New York Yankees (AFL II) 12/29/13 05/28/74 60
Woodin, Howard 'Whitey' 1922 Racine Legion 11/29/1894 02/09/74 79
Wykoff, Lee 1923 St. Louis All-Stars 3/10/1898 04/30/74 76
Wyland, Guido 'Pudge' 1920 Rock Island Independents 6/05/1891 12/08/74 83
Yablonski, Joe 1940 Boston Bears (AFL III) 12/17/15 02/19/74 58

Pro Football Deaths 1973

Name Team Debut Birth Date Death Date Age
Aberson, Cliff 1946 Green Bay Packers 08/28/21 06/23/73 51
Abrell, Richard Thompson 'Dick' 1920 Dayton Triangles 5/15/1892 05/05/73 80
Atty, Alex 1939 Cleveland Rams 06/16/11 08/24/73 62
Barrett, Jan 1963 Green Bay Packers 11/13/39 10/07/73 33
Basrak, Mike 1937 Pittsburgh Pirates 11/23/12 12/18/73 61
Bassett, Henry 1924 Kansas City Blues 9/01/1899 02/20/73 73
Bassi, Dick 1938 Chicago Bears 01/01/15 08/12/73 58
Bennett, Charles 'Chuck' 1930 Portsmouth Spartans 08/09/07 06/08/73 65
Benz, Edward Carl 'Eddie' 1922 Rochester Jeffersons 5/17/1889 06/01/73 84
Bernard, Dave 1944 Cleveland Rams 09/26/12 07/07/73 60
Bertoglio, John 1926 Columbus Tigers 5/14/1899 07/22/73 74
Boldt, Stephen Chase 1921 Louisville Brecks 05/07/00 05/16/73 73
Bova, Tony 1942 Pittsburgh Steelers 08/21/17 10/16/73 56
Boyer, E.W. 'Bill' 1961 Minnesota Vikings Owner 01/16/06 02/19/73 67
Bradley Sr., Harold W. 1928 Chicago Cardinals 09/27/05 11/30/73 68
Bridgford, Lane 1921 Rock Island Independents 8/11/1898 07/12/73 74
Brill, Marty 1931 Staten Island Stapletons 03/13/06 04/30/73 67 Coach
Britton, Earl T. 1925 Chicago Bears 07/15/03 10/07/73 70
Burke, Charles 'Chick' 1925 Providence Steam Roller 09/30/01 05/20/73 71
Cahoon, Ivan 'Tiny' 1926 Green Bay Packers 05/22/00 02/03/73 72
Campbell, Glenn 1929 New York Giants 04/20/04 09/16/73 69
Cannamela, Pat 1952 Dallas Texans 04/27/29 01/28/73 43
Cheeks, Billy 'B.W.' 1965 Houston Oilers 08/01/41 04/20/73 31
Clime, Ben 1920 Rochester Jeffersons 10/14/1891 01/13/73 81
Colahan, John 'Jack' 1928 New York Yankees 02/05/05 7/  /1973 68
Cole, John 'King' 1938 Philadelphia Eagles 08/28/15 01/18/73 57
Conn, George 'Tuffy' 1920 Akron Pros 2/22/1895 08/02/73 78
Devlin, Mark 1920 Cleveland Tigers 12/05/1894 12/11/73 79
Drake, Johnny 1937 Cleveland Rams 03/27/16 03/25/73 56
Edwards, Albert Glen 'Turk' 1932 Boston Braves 09/28/07 01/12/73 65 HOF
Eibner, John 1941 Philadelphia Eagles 03/13/14 11/23/73 59
Farrar, Venice 'Vinnie' 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 12/22/10 01/01/73 62
Fiske, Max 1936 Pittsburgh Pirates 08/27/14 03/15/73 58
Garvey, Arthur 'Hec' 1922 Chicago Bears 02/20/00 09/22/73 73
Gauer, Charlie 1943 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers 09/24/21 10/22/73 52
Gerardi, Pasqual 'Patsy' 1921 Washington Senators 2/27/1892 06/13/73 81
Graham, Clare S. 1928 Dayton Triangles 10/06/08 06/03/73 64
Hanson, Harold 'Hal' 1921 Rock Island Independents 11/18/1895 10/10/73 77
Harris, Welton 'Jack' 1925 Green Bay Packers 08/29/02 12/28/73 71
Hartong, George 1921 Hammond Pros 7/18/1896 8/2/1973 77
Hill, John 'Kid' 1926 New York Giants 05/06/04 12/03/73 69
Howard, Albert 'Red' 1926 Brooklyn Lions 11/23/00 05/29/73 72
Hoyem, Lynn 1962 Dallas Cowboys 06/27/39 02/17/73 33
Inabinet, Clarence 1936 Rochester Tigers (AFL II) 03/07/15 08/12/73 58
Jackson, Jesse Perry 'J.P.'  1929 Boston Bulldogs 04/24/05 06/15/73 68
Johnston, Jimmy 1939 Washington Redskins 04/16/17 11/27/73 56
Jones, Henry D. 1969 Denver Broncos 02/24/46 09/08/73 27
Kakasic, (Kase) George 1936 Pittsburgh Pirates 04/24/12 01/30/73 60
Karcis, John 'Bull' 1932 Brooklyn Dodgers 12/03/08 09/04/73 64
King, Phil 1958 New York Giants 06/22/36 01/18/73 36
Kirkman, Roger 'Red' 1933 Philadelphia Eagles 10/17/05 11/30/73 68
Kotal, Ed 1925 Green Bay Packers 09/01/02 01/27/73 70
Kuusisto, Bill 1941 Green Bay Packers 04/26/18 05/28/73 55
Lajousky, Bill 1936 Pittsburgh Pirates 04/18/13 01/07/73 59
Layden, Elmer 1926 Brooklyn Horsemen (AFL I) 05/04/03 06/30/73 70
Ledyard, Hal 1953 San Francisco 49ers 07/07/31 04/21/73 41
Leonetti, Bob 1948 Brooklyn Dodgers 01/01/23 08/16/73 50
Loucks, Alvin 1920 Detroit Heralds 6/15/1895 04/18/73 77
MacIntosh, Ira 1925 Providence Steam Roller 04/12/03 10/13/73 70
Manning, Jim 1926 Hartford Blues 11/20/00 08/05/73 72
Marquardt, Rube 1921 Chicago Cardinals 3/07/1898 02/15/73 74
McCarthy, John L. 'Jack' 1927 Duluth Eskimos  10/14/03 05/29/73 69
McLemore, Emmett 1923 Oorang Indians 9/12/1899 05/19/73 73
Moore, Bill 1939 Detroit Lions 02/04/12 05/25/73 61
Neale, Earle 'Greasy' 1941 Philadelphia Eagles 11/05/1891 11/02/73 81 HOF
Newman, Harry F. 1924 Akron Pros 1/24/1897 12/16/73 76
Noble, Dick 1926 Hartford Blues 12/04/02 05/14/73 70
Nolan, John E. 'Jack' 1926 Los Angles Buccaneers 5/30/1899 07/15/73 74
Perko, John 1937 Pittsburgh Pirates 02/20/14 05/08/73 59
Phelan, Bob 1922 Toledo Maroons 6/20/1898 08/01/73 75
Platukis, George 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 03/15/15 05/17/73 58
Prather, Dale 1938 Cleveland Rams 09/19/10 09/22/73 63
Reed, John Maxwell 'Max' 1925 Buffalo Bisons 05/15/02 06/27/73 71
Rhea, Hugh 1933 Brooklyn Dodgers 09/09/09 10/18/73 64
Rooney, Harry Cobb 1924 Duluth Kelleys 03/23/00 05/14/73 73
Rovinski (Rovine), Anthony 'Tony' 1933 New York Giants 09/11/08 04/15/73 64
Russell, John David 'Honey' 1928 Chicago Bears 05/31/02 11/15/73 71
Schammel, Francis 'Zud' 1937 Green Bay Packers 08/26/10 01/11/73 62
Senn, Bill 1926 Chicago Bears 07/14/05 09/05/73 68
Shu, Paul 1940 Cincinnati Bengals (AFL III) 02/02/16 08/07/73 57
Simonetti, Lenny 1946 Cleveland Browns 11/20/19 08/14/73 53
Sitko, Emil M. 1950 San Francisco 49ers 09/07/23 12/15/73 50
Snyder, William Howard 'Bull' 1934 Pittsburgh Pirates 10/29/11 10/29/73 62
Sternaman, Edward 'Dutch' 1920 Decatur Staleys 2/09/1895 02/01/73 77
Stinchcomb, Gaylord 'Pete' 1921 Chicago Staleys 6/24/1895 08/24/73 78
Swanson, Ernest 'Evar' 1924 Milwaukee Badgers 10/15/02 07/17/73 70
Swistowicz, Mike 1950 New York Yanks 04/22/27 11/24/73 46
Thornton, Harry Richard 'Dick' 1933 Philadelphia Eagles 02/04/08 01/15/73 64
Tierney, Festus 1922 Toledo Maroons 7/01/1899 08/15/73 74
Tofil, Joe 1942 Brooklyn Dodgers 03/15/18 05/10/73 55
Truckenmiller, Kenneth R. 1926 Rock Island Independents (AFL I) 10/14/03 04/30/73 69
Urban, John J. 1940 New York Americans (AFL III) 06/21/16 10/27/73 57
Usher, Edward 'Eddie' 1921 Buffalo All-Americans 6/19/1898 04/24/73 74
Ward, William Hogan 'Bill' 1921 Buffalo All-Americans 7/12/1895 05/21/73 77
West, David Belford 1921 Canton Bulldogs 5/07/1896 09/11/73 77
Whalen, Jerry 1948 Buffalo Bills 04/23/28 11/  /1973 45
Whelchel, John Esten 1949 Washington Redskins 4/01/1898 11/5/1973 75 Coach
Whipple, Ray 1920 Detroit Heralds 11/14/1893 12/15/73 80
White, Wilbur 'Mac' 1922 Toledo Maroons 2/22/1890 12/31/73 83
Wilging (Willging), Coleman 1934 Cincinnati Reds 08/14/11 03/10/73 61
Wilkin, Willie 1938 Washington Redskins 04/20/16 05/16/73 57
Wood, Bobby 1940 Chicago Cardinals 01/14/16 10/22/73 57
Zizak, Vince 1934 Chicago Bears 08/08/08 8/  /1973 65
Zoll, Carl 1922 Green Bay Packers 1/29/1899 10/19/73 74

Pro Football Deaths 1972

Name Team Debut Birth Date Death Date Age
Archoska, Jules 1930 Staten Island Stapletons 03/13/05 03/18/72 67
Barna, George 1929 Frankford Yellow Jackets 03/23/08 11/24/72 64
Benkert, Henry 'Heinie' 1925 New York Giants 06/30/01 07/15/72 71
Bergman, Arthur 'Dutch' 1943 Washington Redskins 2/23/1895 08/18/72 77 Coach
Berry, Charlie 1925 Pottsville Maroons 10/18/02 09/06/72 69
Blailock, William Russell 1923 Milwaukee Badgers 06/29/02 01/20/72 69
Bogue, George 1930 Chicago Car