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Roosevelt 'Rosey' Grier

 

Rosey Grier

Date of Birth: July 14, 1932, in Cuthbert, Georgia ( years old)

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He is one of the Oldest Living Professional football players

Rosey Grier was a member of the famed Fearsome Foursome along with Deacon Jones,

Merlin Olsen, and Lamar Lundy, which is often considered one of the best defensive

lines in NFL history.

After his football career, he worked as a bodyguard for Robert Kennedy.   During the 1968

presidential campaign he was guarding the senator's wife, Ethel Kennedy, during the

Robert F. Kennedy assassination.  Although unable to prevent that killing, Rosey was

able to take control of the gun and subdue the shooter, Sirhan Sirhan.

He is also an accomplished actor, appearing in many tv and movie shows.

 

Teams:

1955 New York Giants (NFL)

1956 New York Giants (NFL)

1958 New York Giants (NFL)

1959 New York Giants (NFL)

1960 New York Giants (NFL)

1961 New York Giants (NFL)

1962 New York Giants (NFL)

1963 Los Angeles Rams (NFL)

1964 Los Angeles Rams (NFL)

1965 Los Angeles Rams (NFL)

1966 Los Angeles Rams (NFL)

College:

Penn State University (PSU)