Oldest Living Pro Football Players

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Hi and thanks for joining! This site is dedicated to the pioneers of pro-football. It is the most significant, comprehensive, accurate and detailed listing of the oldest living professional football players available anywhere. Enjoy and as always, we welcome your comments and suggestions.

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Jimmy Hill
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70 years old
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article on j c caroline


Karen Q Gormley
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61 years old
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I was looking for my great uncle John Albert Quigley (J.A.) (Tommy) Tomlin who played for the Giants in the 20's or 30's. I saw this sight and had to join!


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tro
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Avid sports autograph collector, I find this site to be a great resource for historical information. As my research continues I hope to add to the information found here.



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Jim Kouzmanoff
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I am the son of Tommy Kouzmanoff, who is now deceased. He was a sports writer for the Chicago American. Plus he officiated high school and college football; and, high school and college and professional basketball. In 2017 he was inducted into the Athletic Officials Association Football Division's Hall of Fame. He was also the first person inducted in the Illinois Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame for two different reasons: journalist and official.


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while searching for Univ. of IL football information.


Lou Essick
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71 years old
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I am Lou Essick, a Pilot Instructor with Delta Airlines. I taught Darrell here on the B-727 back in the 80?s. I just just wanted to say hello to Darrell, and to find out how he is doing. Thanks. Lou Essick
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Searching for Darrell


Frank The Bodyguard
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61 years old
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Life long fan, season ticket holder, able to go to ''walk on training camp'' didn't make it tho   :)


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Redskin player


Buckeye
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Urla
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54 years old
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I study San Jose State College's athletic program between 1920 and 1969. The program, which is well known for the stance taken by two of its athletes, John Carlos and Tommie Smith, on the podium at the 1968 Olympic Games, offered coaching opportunities to people of color decades ahead of most U.S. colleges.

Attached is a picture of SJSC's head football coach, Dr. Dudley DeGroot, and his staff. DeGroot, a 1924 Olympian, was a well-known ornithologist. He also brought the first Black football players to the Spartans' campus during the mid-to-late 1930s.

DeGroot coached the Washington Redskins during the early 1940s. I am trying to locate any pictures I can find of him. I did see one on this site where he was in an airplane going over game plans with his team.

The photo includes (l-r) Walt McPherson, DeWitt Portal, Bill Hubbard, DeGroot, Pop Warner, and Wallace Denny.



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Online search for former San Jose State College's Coach Dudley DeGroot


coach tj
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67 years old
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friends


Judy Smith
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Google search for 1966 Green Bay Packers


Irishballadeer
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Debra Kilpatrick
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I looked up Ed Culpepper's name


sorens1
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I am an Illinois historian who is writing the profiles of all of the men associated with the 1920 & 1921 Decatur/Chicago Staleys for the new A.E. Staley Museum in Decatur, IL

http://staleymuseum.com/staleys-bears/ ;

I am a past president of the Illinois State HIstorical Society.


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Research


Frank
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71 years old

Bob Evenson
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80 years old
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Owner, Ouzo Game Company


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Browsing Internet


R.E.Armington
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63 years old
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Friends with Tom Rychlec


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Grayburch
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45 years old
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Grandson of Frank Ziegler - currently live in Acworth Georgia.


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Dobbs
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internet search


Swede
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83 years old
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Website


Dtr in Law
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