Oldest Living Pro Football Players

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Ralph Godfrey Kercheval


Ralph Kercheval

Date of Birth: December 1, 2011, in Salt Lick, Kentucky

Date of Death: October 6, 2010, in Lexington, Kentucky (98 years old)


Lexington Herald-Leader - Published 10/08/10

Did you know?

Ralph Kercheval served in the United States Army during World War II. He

attained the rank of lieutenant colonel and was the commanding officer of Fort

Robinson in Nebraska.

Ralph Kercheval was the Oldest Living Pro-Football player from July 28, 2009

until his death on October 6, 2010.  His 'reign' lasted 436 days.  The previous

oldest living player was Larry Siemering.


1934 Brooklyn Dodgers (NFL)

1935 Brooklyn Dodgers (NFL)

1936 Brooklyn Dodgers (NFL)

1937 Brooklyn Dodgers (NFL)

1938 Brooklyn Dodgers (NFL)

1939 Brooklyn Dodgers (NFL)

1940 Brooklyn Dodgers (NFL)


University of Kentucky