Oldest Living Pro Football Players

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Sam 'Smoke' Dana (Salemi)

 

Sam Dana

Date of Birth: August 7, 1903, in Brooklyn, New York

Date of Death: October 29, 2007, in Kenmore, New York (104 years old)

Source:

New York Times - Published 11/01/07

Tonawanda News - Published 10/31/07

Did you know?

He is the longest living pro-football player in the history of the game. 

He died a few months past his 104th birthday.

 

The other pro-football players to reach the Century Club are:

Thomas P. Dickinson - 102 years old (1897-1999)

John P. Kovatch - 101 years old (1912-2013)

Joe Marhefka - 101 years old (1902-2003)

Clarence 'Ace' Parker - 101 years old (1912-2013)

Bill Glassford - 100 years old (1914- )

Ralph Horween - 100 years old (1896-1997)

 

Teams:

1928 New York Yankees (NFL)

College:

Columbia University, St. Johns (NY)