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1968 - 106

1967 - 77

1966 - 78

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1963 - 66

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Pro Football Deaths 1969

Name Team Debut Birth Date Death Date Age
Adams, John 'Tree' 1945 Washington Redskins 09/22/22 08/20/69 46
Arndt, Alfred 'Al' 1935 Pittsburgh Pirates 07/15/11 06/06/69 57
Barbee, Joe 1960 Oakland Raiders 08/30/33 08/12/69 35
Bayley, John 1927 New York Yankees 11/10/03 04/05/69 65
Bingham, John Shepard 'Shep' 1926 Brooklyn Horsemen (AFL I) 12/16/02 5/3/1969 66
Boutwell, Leon 'Lo' 1922 Oorang Indians 10/03/1892 10/04/69 77
Bowdoin, Jim 1928 Green Bay Packers 01/15/04 05/11/69 65
Bristow, Jessie 'Obie' 1925 Kansas City Cowboys 04/17/00 12/22/69 69
Brumbaugh, Carl 1930 Chicago Bears 09/22/06 10/25/69 63
Buncom, Frank 1962 San Diego Chargers 11/02/39 09/14/69 29
Busler, Ray  1940 Chicago Cardinals 01/16/14 10/09/69 55
Claypool, Ralph 1925 Chicago Cardinals 12/15/1898 11/17/69 70
Clement, Johnny 1941 Chicago Cardinals 10/31/19 12/11/69 50
Coleman, Bill 1926 Philadelphia Quakers (AFL I) 02/07/02 08/20/69 67
Connaughton, Harry 'Babe' 1927 Frankford Yellow Jackets 06/06/05 08/11/69 64
Culver, Frank 1923 Buffalo All-Americans 4/24/1897 01/13/69 71
Dinsmore, Robert 'Brad' 1926 Philadelphia Quakers (AFL I) 07/30/02 11/19/69 67
DuSossoit, (Duke), Florimond 'Joe' 1921 New York Brickley Giants 10/02/1895 04/04/69 73
Earp, Francis 'Jug' 1921 Rock Island Independents 7/22/1897 01/08/69 71
Fleming, Clarence Wilmer 1925 Canton Bulldogs 09/30/01 03/13/69 67
Fordham, James E. 'Flash' 1944 Chicago Bears 12/06/16 04/15/69 52
Gorman (Lovejoy), Earl 'Bud' 1922 Racine Legion 5/20/1896 08/07/69 73
Graham, Alfred J. 'Pup' 1925 Dayton Triangles 09/27/05 10/18/69 64
Hackney, Elmer 1940 Philadelphia Eagles 07/08/16 05/30/69 52
Hadden, Al 1925 Detroit Panthers 11/08/1899 02/26/69 69
Harrison, Edward A. 'Ed' 1926 Brooklyn Lions 02/03/02 5/  /1969 67
Hayduk, Henry 1935 Brooklyn Dodgers 09/26/13 08/27/69 55
Herber, Arnie 1930 Green Bay Packers 04/02/10 10/14/69 59 HOF
Higgins, Bob 1920 Canton Bulldogs 12/24/1893 06/06/69 75
Hole, Ernest 'Mick' 1920 Muncie Flyers 09/02/00 03/11/69 68
Howard, Lynn 'Tubby' 1921 Green Bay Packers 6/10/1894 05/30/69 74
Hutton, Leon 'Jack' 1930 Frankford Yellow Jackets 08/12/06 01/02/69 62
Ingwersen, Burt 1920 Decatur Staleys 8/29/1898 07/17/69 70
Intrieri, Marino 'Marne' 1932 Staten Island Stapletons 09/13/07 02/05/69 61
Karilivacz, Carl 1953 Detroit Lions 11/20/30 08/30/69 38
Kellogg, William J. 'Bill' 1924 Frankford Yellow Jackets 3/03/1897 11/28/69 72
Kraehe, Ollie 1922 Rock Island Independents 8/22/1898 11/15/69 71
Lahr, Warren 1949 Cleveland Browns 09/05/23 01/19/69 45
Lantz, Montgomery 'Mose' 1933 Pittsburgh Pirates 11/24/03 11/02/69 65
Lazetich, Milan 'Mike' 1945 Cleveland Rams 08/27/21 07/09/69 47
Leith, Alfred 1926 Brooklyn Lions 03/14/03 04/12/69 66
Long, Tom 1925 Columbus Tigers 8/07/1899 07/23/69 69
Marshall, George Preston 1932 Boston Braves Owner 10/11/1896 08/09/69 72 HOF
Matisi, Tony 1938 Detroit Lions 08/23/14 08/26/69 55
McKay, Roy 1944 Green Bay Packers 02/02/20 05/29/69 49
Murray, John Thomas 'Jock' 1926 Duluth Eskimos 02/19/04 07/18/69 65
Myers, Cyril 'Truck' 1922 Toledo Maroons 4/16/1897 07/19/69 72
Nied, Frank 1926 Akron Indians 8/14/1894 5/  /1969 74 Coach
Perrin, John 'Jack' 1926 Hartford Blues 2/04/1898 06/24/69 71
Powers, Samuel R. 1921 Green Bay Packers 5/26/1897 10/14/69 72
Prendergast, Leo 1926 Brooklyn Horsemen (AFL I) 08/13/01 09/30/69 68
Quinn, Ivan 1924 Kansas City Blues 5/26/1899 08/07/69 70
Redinger, Otis Ruel 1925 Canton Bulldogs 12/31/1896 09/26/69 72
Rice, Charles Leroy 1940 Cincinnati Bengals (AFL III) 3/7/1915 01/20/69 53
Risk, Edward 'Ed' 1932 Chicago Cardinals 04/05/08 01/22/69 60
Rooker, Harvey Ephraim 1948 Pittsburgh Steelers 12/03/11 10/21/69 57 Coach
Schein, Joseph 'Joe' 1931 Providence Steam Roller 11/11/10 05/27/69 58
Sherry, George 1926  Louisville Colonels 11/03/04 09/27/69 64
Smith, Cedric Crawford 'Pat' 1920 Buffalo All-Americans 3/12/1895 04/23/69 74
Smith, Stuart 1937 Pittsburgh Pirates 02/23/15 11/07/69 54
Sohn, Benny 1934 Cincinnati Reds 11/18/11 11/15/69 57
Strauss, Arthur 'Dutch' 1923 Toledo Maroons 1/07/1897 08/18/69 72
Sullivan, Steve 1922 Evansville Crimson Giants 7/01/1897 08/17/69 72
Tandy, George 1920 Rochester Jeffersons 11/27/1893 5/  /1969 75
Tebell, Gus 1923 Columbus Tigers 9/06/1897 05/28/69 71
Torrance, Jack 1939 Chicago Bears 06/20/12 11/11/69 57
Twedell, Frank 1939 Green Bay Packers 05/29/17 05/14/69 51
Vidal, Gene 1921 Washington Senators 4/13/1895 02/20/69 73
Watts, Ray 1926 Cleveland Panthers (AFL I) 9/18/1895 06/03/69 73 Coach
Whitehead, B. Walker 1922 Evansville Crimson Giants 06/22/02 01/03/69 66
Whitlow, Ken 1946 Miami Seahawks 11/30/17 11/12/69 51
Whitmarsh, Victor L. 1921 Detroit Tigers 3/15/1896 03/21/69 73
Yackanich, Joe 1946 New York Yankees 03/31/22 08/01/69 47
Young, George 1946 Cleveland Browns 05/10/24 09/21/69 45
Young, John Allen 'Al' 1926 Los Angeles Buccaneers 04/10/01 01/26/69 67
Zuver, Merle 1930 Green Bay Packers 01/25/05 03/25/69 64

Pro Football Deaths 1968

Name Team Debut Birth Date Death Date Age
Ambrose, Walter L. 1930 Portsmouth Spartans 08/07/05 01/18/68 62
Becker, Warren 1935 Green Bay Packers 11/02/10 11/18/68 58
Berrehsem, Bill 1926 Columbus Tigers 04/24/03 11/06/68 65
Blackwell, Carol 1945 Chicago Cardinals 05/13/22 12/20/68 46
Blandin, Ernie 1946 Cleveland Browns 06/21/19 09/16/68 49
Boswell, Ben 1933 Portsmouth Spartans 03/04/10 05/30/68 58
Burks, Joe 1926 Milwaukee Badgers 08/19/00 07/06/68 67
Calac, Pete 1920 Canton Bulldogs 5/13/1892 01/13/68 75
Casper, Charles 'Cy' 1934 Green Bay Packers 05/28/12 03/07/68 55
Chicken, Fred 1920 Rock Island Independents 4/05/1888 11/24/68 80
Christensen, George 1931 Portsmouth Spartans 12/13/09 07/01/68 58
Clark, Myers Arden 'Algy' 1930 Brooklyn Dodgers 05/07/04 11/15/68 64
Coglizer, William Arthur 'Art' 1926 New York Yankees (AFL I) 09/18/03 11/09/68 65
Cronin, Lawrence Anthony 1927 Duluth Eskimos 06/13/05 12/31/68 63
Darling, Bernard 'Boob' 1927 Green Bay Packers 11/18/03 03/05/68 64
Davis, Richard Corbett 1938 Cleveland Rams 12/18/14 05/28/68 53
Dellerba, Spiro 1947 Cleveland Browns 01/25/23 08/19/68 45
Dilweg, LaVern R. 'Lavvie' 1926 Milwaukee Badgers 11/01/03 01/02/68 64
Dolaway, Cliff 1935 Pittsburgh Pirates 12/11/13 12/18/68 55
Downwind, Xavier 1922 Oorang Indians 12/24/1893 07/24/68 74
Driscoll, John 'Paddy' 1919 Hammond Pros 1/11/1896 06/29/68 72 HOF
Earley (Early), Guy Burdette 1920 Dayton Triangles 10/31/1892 08/29/68 75
Elser, Donald L. 'Don' 1936 Boston Shamrocks (AFL II) 08/04/13 10/18/68 55
Erickson, Walden 1927 Pottsville Maroons 09/03/02 12/27/68 66
Ernst, Jack 1925 Pottsville Maroons 12/04/1899 03/09/68 68
Fausch, Franklin Leo 'Frank' 1921 Evansville Crimson Giants 6/13/1895 07/19/68 73
Fedora, Walter 1942 Brooklyn Dodgers 09/15/18 09/16/68 50
Fife, James Robert 'Bob' 1936 Pittsburgh Americans (AFL II) 06/21/11 08/18/68 57
Fisher, George 1926 Hammond Pros 08/17/01 10/30/68 67
Forsyth, Charles Benjamin 'Ben' 1920 Rochester Jeffersons 6/04/1890 11/11/68 78
Foster, Fred 1922 Buffalo All-Americans 4/25/1898 12/19/68 70
Francis, Gene 1926 Chicago Cardinals 07/01/03 11/21/68 65
Gentry, Dale 1946 Los Angeles Dons 07/02/17 06/27/68 50
Gibson, Dick 1922 Louisville Brecks 12/05/00 11/23/68 67
Goodman, Robert 'Bob' 1940 New York Americans (AFL III) 04/28/11 09/21/68 57
Grace, Tobias Leslie 'Les' 1930 Newark Tornadoes 01/17/03 08/19/68 65
Grigg, Cicil 'Tex' 1920 Canton Bulldogs 2/15/1891 09/05/68 77
Handler, Phil 1930 Chicago Cardinals 07/21/08 12/08/68 60
Hanson, Ray 1923 Columbus Tigers 7/16/1893 09/28/68 75
Harris, Elmore 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers 06/03/22 12/08/68 46
Hartzog, Howard 'Bug' 1928 New York Giants 04/11/01 05/18/68 67
Hayden, Ken 1942 Philadelphia Eagles 10/21/17 08/27/68 50
Hinchman, Hubert 'Curly' 1933 Chicago Cardinals 11/12/07 01/09/68 60
Hollenback, William M. 'Big Bill' 1922 Racine Legion 2/22/1886 03/12/68 82 Coach
Hosmer, Clarence 1921 Tonawanda Kardex 7/28/1891 11/02/68 77
Hurlburt, John 1924 Chicago Cardinals 7/23/1898 03/03/68 69
Isaacson, Theodore F. 1934 Chicago Cardinals 03/02/12 03/08/68 56
Jagade, Chick 1949 Baltimore Colts 12/09/26 11/24/68 41
Kenneally, George 1926 Pottsville Maroons 04/12/02 09/03/68 66
Knab, Chester Don 'Shiner' 1921 Cincinnati Celts 1/04/1892 04/16/68 76
Kuhner (Kuehner), Oscar 1920 Columbus Panhandles 2/21/1889 09/11/68 79
Lanum, Ralph 'Jake' 1920 Decatur Staleys 9/13/1896 03/19/68 71
Larsen, A. Merle 1940 Milwaukee Chiefs (AFL III) 04/08/16 10/  /1968 52
Leroy, Eugene 1940 Cincinnati Bengals (AFL III) 01/02/17 12/07/68 51
Marsh, Victor 'Dick' 1933 New York Giants 08/29/06 01/20/68 61
Martin, John Jay 1941 Chicago Cardinals 01/08/18 03/17/68 50
McCarthy, Cornelius Francis 'Frank' 1921 Washington Senators 6/15/1894 09/15/68 74
McCausland, Leo 1922 Akron Pros 6/14/1895 09/05/68 73
McGrath, Maurice 1940 Buffalo Indians (AFL III) 10/01/16 07/07/68 51
McLaughlin, Lee 1941 Green Bay Packers 02/28/17 08/13/68 51
McLenna, Bruce 1966 Detroit Lions 12/23/41 06/18/68 26
Meagher, John 'Jack' 1920 Chicago Tigers 7/05/1894 12/07/68 74
Meese, Ward 1922 Milwaukee Badgers 3/09/1897 01/23/68 70
Morrissey, Frank 1921 Rochester Jeffersons 3/11/1899 11/19/68 69
Neacy, Clem 1924 Milwaukee Badgers 7/19/1898 03/19/68 69
Nemzek, Ted 1930 Minneapolis Red Jackets 02/11/06 05/21/68 62
Niemi, Laurie 1949 Washington Redskins 03/19/25 02/19/68 42
Olson, Vincent Harris 'Swede' 1926 Brooklyn Horsemen (AFL I) 4/08/1896 06/20/68 72
Pangle, Hal 1935 Chicago Cardinals 05/04/12 01/01/68 55
Pauly, Frank 1930 Chicago Bears 01/24/04 06/10/68 64
Rapp, Robert E. 1922 Columbus Panhandles 2/18/1898 01/05/68 69
Rector, Ron 1966 Washington Redskins 05/29/44 07/14/68 24
Reed, Dick 1926 Los Angeles Wildcats (AFL I) 12/14/00 10/14/68 67
Rhodemyre, Jay 1948 Green Bay Packers 10/29/23 06/07/68 44
Reiter, Herbert 'Peck' 1926 Dayton Triangles 2/15/1899 05/15/68 69
Rice, Orian 1929 New York Giants 03/21/00 5/  /1968 68
Riddell, Ted 'Speed' 1920 Rock Island Independents 6/17/1896 12/08/68 72
Roehnelt, Bill 1958 Chicago Bears 06/04/36 07/19/68 32
Rogers, John Bert 1933 Cincinnati Reds 01/18/10 10/13/68 58
Ryan, William Joseph 'Bill' 1924 Rochester Jeffersons 10/11/1895 12/03/68 73
Sawyer, Herman 'Speed' 1922 Rochester Jeffersons 10/18/1898 09/26/68 69
Schissler, Paul 1933 Chicago Cardinals 11/11/1893 04/17/68 74 Coach
Sheeks, Paul 1921 Akron Pros 10/18/1889 09/17/68 78
Shelley, Dexter 'Deck' 1931 Providence Steam Roller 06/04/06 12/17/68 62
Shellogg, Alec 1939 Chicago Bears 02/17/14 07/12/68 54
Sieradzki, Stephen 1948 New York Yankees 04/27/24 05/02/68 44
Snoots, John Lee 1920 Columbus Panhandles 8/12/1892 11/29/68 76
Stilley, Ken 1959 Pittsburgh Steelers 1912 03/23/68 55 Coach
Stobbs, Thomas William 'Bill' 1921 Detroit Tigers 5/28/1896 11/14/68 72
Strand, Lief 1924 Duluth Kelleys 1/06/1899 04/29/68 69
Thomas, Emid (Enid) 1926 Hartford Blues 1/28/1897 10/02/68 71
Thompson, Don 1926 Los Angeles Buccaneers 12/21/02 11/09/68 65
Thorpe, Edward Paul 'Eddie' 1923 Oorang Indians 12/08/1898 10/27/68 69
Ward, John 1930 Frankford Yellow Jackets 03/08/07 12/29/68 61
Weaver, James 'Red' 1923 Columbus Tigers 7/19/1897 11/23/68 71
Welmas, Philip 'Woodchuck' 1923 Oorang Indians 2/26/1891 11/15/68 77
Westfall, Edgar 'Ed' 1932 Boston Braves 11/08/09 03/21/68 58
White, Wilbur 1935 Brooklyn Dodgers 04/30/12 04/23/68 55
Widick, Ralph 1924 Kansas City Blues 11/07/00 02/03/68 67
Wilcox, Edmund 'Ned' 1926 Frankford Yellow Jackets 02/07/04 09/30/68 64
Williams, Rollie 1923 Racine Legion 10/11/1897 04/05/68 70
Wilson, John 'Weenie' 1940 Milwaukee Chiefs (AFL III) 10/30/14 10/30/68 54
Youngstrom, Adolf 'Swede' 1920 Buffalo All-Americans 5/24/1897 08/05/68 71
Zeller, Jerry 1921 Evansville Crimson Giants 6/03/1898 11/10/68 70
Zimmerman, Gifford 1924 Akron Pros 09/23/00 11/27/68 68
Zoll, Marty 1921 Green Bay Packers 11/12/00 10/14/68 67

Pro Football Deaths 1967

Name Team Debut Birth Date Death Date Age
Apolskis, Charles 'Chuck' 1938 Chicago Bears 12/18/14 05/10/67 52
Bass, Bill 1947 Chicago Rockets 1925 09/23/67 62
Beasy, Emil Anton 1924 Green Bay Packers 8/01/1898 04/21/67 68
Benson, Leo 1941 Cincinnati Bengals (AFL III) 07/14/18 02/25/67 48
Bernstein (Burten), Joseph G. 'Joe' 1921 New York Brickley Giants 11/23/1893 03/28/67 73
Braman, Arthur 1922 Racine Legion 8/04/1897 08/12/67 70
Broadley, Karl 1925 Cleveland Bulldogs 11/10/1895 04/13/67 71
Bultman, Art 1931 Brooklyn Dodgers 09/16/07 02/19/67 59
Campanella, Joe 1952 Dallas Texans 09/03/30 02/15/67 36
Carroll, Bart 1920 Rochester Jeffersons 12/29/1893 04/01/67 73
Chamberlin, Guy 1919 Canton Bulldogs 1/16/1894 04/04/67 73 HOF
Connors, Hamilton 'Ham' 1925 Rochester Jeffersons 2/22/1898 02/27/67 69
Cotton, Forrest 1923 Rock Island Independents 01/14/01 03/06/67 66
Dowrick, Perry 1921 Washington Senators 7/07/1896 11/15/67 71
Dugan, Len 1936 New York Giants 02/19/10 06/20/67 57
Finnegan, Jim 1923 St. Louis All-Stars 01/20/01 09/06/67 66
Fleckenstein, Bill 1925 Chicago Bears 11/04/03 01/25/67 63
Gillis, Joe 1923 Toledo Maroons 4/24/1896 12/19/67 71
Gladchuk, Chet 1941 New York Giants 04/10/17 09/04/67 50
Goodnight, Owen 1941 Cleveland Rams 08/27/17 05/13/67 49
Green, Vivian 'Vee' 1926 Louisville Colonels 01/09/00 05/13/67 67
Harding, Arlen Reginold 'Buck' 1926 Akron Pros 10/28/05 05/21/67 61
Herron, James Patrick 'Pat' 1920 Cleveland Tigers 8/12/1894 12/21/67 73
Hill, Don 1929 Green Bay Packers 09/18/04 02/09/67 62
Hobscheid, Fred 1926 Racine Tornadoes 04/20/04 04/13/67 62
Hrycyszyn (Hersey), Steve 1940 Buffalo Indians (AFL III) 12/25/17 01/05/67 49
Hughes, Bernie 1934 Chicago Cardinals 01/09/10 12/26/67 57
Irwin, Harry 'Dutch' 1920 Rochester Jeffersons 8/11/1889 06/06/67 77
Julian, Alvin Fred 'Doggie' 1947 Boston Yanks (AAFC) 4/5/1901 07/28/67 66 Coach
Kilbourne, Warren 1939 Green Bay Packers 06/20/16 05/16/67 50
Kinderdine, George 'Hobby' 1920 Dayton Triangles 8/13/1894 06/22/67 72
Kirkgard, Henry G. 'Heinie' 1927 Toledo Maroons 9/02/1898 02/26/67 68
Kuehl, Ray 'Waddy' 1920 Rock Island Independents 2/12/1893 07/24/67 74
Lynch, Ed 1925 Rochester Jeffersons 10/04/1896 08/24/67 70
Mahrt, John 1925 Dayton Triangles 12/22/1899 08/24/67 67
Marston, Ralph 1929 Boston Bulldogs 02/16/07 12/04/67 60
McLain, Joseph T. 'Joe' 1928 New York Yankees 04/05/05 04/24/67 62
McLean, Orlo 'Toody' 1921 Green Bay Packers 12/25/1896 05/11/67 70
Miller, Alfred H. 'Al' 1929 Boston Bulldogs 03/17/04 12/20/67 63
Mills, Joe 1922 Akron Pros 9/03/1897 05/31/67 69
Mitchell, Albert 1924 Buffalo Bisons 8/30/1897 05/12/67 69
Mohs, Lou 1922 Minneapolis Marines 1/18/1896 08/13/67 71
Moran, Charles Francis 'Frank' 1920 Akron Pros 3/18/1887 12/14/67 80
Nesser, Alfred 'Al' 1920 Akron Pros 6/06/1893 03/11/67 73
Nesser, Fred 1921 Columbus Panhandles 9/10/1887 07/02/67 79
Niemann, Walter 'Wally' 1922 Green Bay Packers 4/21/1894 12/05/67 73
O'Keefe, Declan T. 'Dec' 1936 Cleveland Rams (AFL II) 10/25/12 04/05/67 54
Orwoll, Ossie 1926 Milwaukee Badgers 11/17/00 05/08/67 66
Reichle, Dick 1923 Milwaukee Badgers 11/23/1896 06/13/67 70
Rhenstrom, Elmer 1922 Racine Legion 8/18/1895 12/27/67 72
Robnett, Marshall 1943 Chicago Cardinals 03/08/18 11/28/67 49
Schmaehl, Art 1921 Green Bay Packers 2/05/1894 12/20/67 73
Shepherd, Bill 1935 Boston Redskins 12/04/11 03/08/67 55
Shurtleff, Bert 1925 Providence Steam Roller 8/03/1897 02/15/67 69
Smith, Bruce 1945 Green Bay Packers 02/08/20 08/28/67 47
Spadaccini, Rocco 'Rocci' 1941 Columbus Bullies (AFL III) 11/24/16 07/09/67 50
Steinbach, Larry 1930 Chicago Bears 12/23/00 06/29/67 66
Steinbrunner, Donald T. 'Don' 1953 Cleveland Browns 04/05/32 07/20/67 35
Stockton, John Houston 1925 Frankford Yellow Jackets 09/23/01 04/27/67 65
Stokes, Lee James 'Dixie' 1937 Detroit Lions 08/24/13 12/23/67 54
Strack, Charles 1928 Chicago Cardinals 7/15/1899 05/13/67 67
Susoeff, Nick 1946 San Francisco 49ers 04/15/21 01/31/67 45
Sustersic, Edward 'Ed' 1949 Cleveland Browns 01/07/22 01/18/67 45
Traynor, Ralph Michael 'Mike' 1923 Buffalo All-Americans 07/28/00 09/21/67 67
Underwood, Wayne 1937 Cleveland Rams 12/08/13 10/26/67 53
Vogelaar, Carroll 1947 Boston Yanks 04/08/20 12/07/67 47
Weaver, Charles 'Buck' 1930 Chicago Cardinals 11/01/05 09/11/67 61
Wilkens, Elmer 1925 Green Bay Packers 06/25/01 03/18/67 65
Wilkerson, Basil 1932 Boston Braves 01/22/07 09/02/67 60
Williams, James Crawford 'Jake' 1929 Chicago Cardinals 08/28/05 03/20/67 61
Wilson, Richard Milton 'Milt' 1921 Green Bay Packers 5/29/1897 12/08/67 70
Wismer, Harry 1960 New York Titans Owner 06/30/13 12/03/67 54
Wolf, Dick 1923 Cleveland Indians 08/29/00 06/28/67 66
Wray, James Ludlow 1920 Buffalo All-Americans 2/07/1894 07/24/67 73
Wynne, Chet 1922 Rochester Jeffersons 11/23/1898 07/17/67 68
Zimmerman, Pleasant 'P.L.' 1927 Dayton Triangles 09/23/01 08/14/67 65
Zorich, George 1944 Chicago Bears 11/24/18 10/14/67 48

Pro Football Deaths 1966

Name Team Debut Birth Date Death Date Age
Bach, Joe 1935 Pittsburgh Pirates 01/17/01 10/24/66 65 Coach
Bailey, Howard Henry 1935 Philadelphia Eagles 01/10/13 08/13/66 53
Barrett, John Patrick 1924 Akron Pros 2/25/1899 09/30/66 67
Barwegen, Dick 1947 New York Yankees 12/25/22 09/03/66 43
Berryman, Robert N. 'Punk' 1924 Frankford Yellow Jackets 5/18/1892 05/18/66 74 Coach
Bonowitz (Bonnie), Elliott 1923 Columbus Tigers 05/07/02 08/29/66 64
Bray, Andrew Maurice 1935 Pittsburgh Pirates 08/27/09 12/08/66 57
Bryan, Johnny 'Red' 1922 Chicago Cardinals 2/28/1897 07/01/66 69
Buck, Howard 'Cub' 1920 Canton Bulldogs 8/07/1892 06/13/66 73
Casey, Edward 'Eddie' 1920 Buffalo All-Americans 5/16/1894 07/26/66 72
Christianson, Oscar Christian 'Bully' 1921 Minneapolis Marines 9/24/1896 08/  /66 69
Christy, Dick 1958 Pittsburgh Steelers 11/24/35 07/08/66 30
Clarke, Alfred Carlton 'Pot' 1927 Duluth Eskimos 06/29/04 04/10/66 61
Coaker, John F. 1924 Rochester Jeffersons 09/17/02 07/05/66 63
Constantine, Irv 1931 Staten Island Stapletons 01/18/07 05/14/66 59
Coster, Howard Owen 'H.O.' 1921 Washington Senators 9/18/1896 08/20/66 69
Crawford, Walter C. 'Mush' 1925 Chicago Bears 12/23/1898 10/27/66 67
Curzon, Harry 1925 Buffalo Bisons 11/12/1895 04/25/66 70
Dennerlein, Gerald 'Jerry' 1937 New York Giants 12/01/15 07/29/66 50
DiMeolo, Albert 'Luby' 1934 Pittsburgh Pirates 10/27/03 06/17/66 62 Coach
Douglass (Douglas), Robert G. 'Bob' 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 10/02/14 02/27/66 51
Dressen, Chuck 1920 Decatur Staleys 9/20/1898 08/10/66 67
Dunlap, Bob 1935 Chicago Bears 10/29/12 07/30/66 53
Duvall, Earl 1924 Columbus Tigers 6/20/1899 08/06/66 67
Elkins, Fait 1928 Frankford Yellow Jackets 08/15/00 8/9/1966 65
Erdelatz, Eddie 1960 Oakland Raiders 04/21/13 11/10/66 53 Coach
Fiedler, William F. 'Bill' 1938 Philadelphia Eagles 11/09/14 02/24/66 51
Foley, James 'Shrimp' 1926 Hartford Blues 1902 04/02/66 64
Forsyth, Walter 'Jack' 1920 Rochester Jeffersons 5/04/1892 12/19/66 74 Coach
Gehrke, Erwin L. 1926 Boston Bulldogs (AFL I) 4/25/1898 06/08/66 68
Gentry, Elmer 'Lee' 1941 Washington Redskins 12/01/18 01/30/66 47
Grant, Aaron 1930 Portsmouth Spartans 07/03/08 09/22/66 58
Harrison, James Max 1940 New York Giants 12/10/14 04/04/66 51
Haws, Harvey Lester 'Les' 1924 Frankford Yellow Jackets 11/28/1899 01/20/66 66
Heileman, Charles 1939 Chicago Bears 01/25/15 02/23/66 51
Hill, Harry 'Cowboy' 1923 Toledo Maroons 3/30/1899 02/03/66 66
Itzel, John 'Jack' 1945 Pittsburgh Steelers 11/12/24 12/21/66 42
Jensvold, Leo 1931 Chicago Bears 05/29/08 05/30/66 58
Johnson, Robert A. 'Spider' 1930 Portsmouth Spartans 05/16/07 03/07/66 58
Johnston, Charles F. 'Chuck' 1926 Los Angeles Wildcats (AFL I) 02/15/02 09/30/66 64
Keefer, Jackson 'Jack' 1926 Providence Steam Roller 05/01/00 08/03/66 66
Koch, George 1945 Cleveland Rams 07/02/19 09/05/66 47
Kraft, Rudolph 'Rudy' 1921 Tonawanda Kardex 11/15/1896 06/12/66 69
Kraus, Francis 'Babe' 1924 Buffalo Bisons 9/02/1899 09/05/66 67
Krouse, Ray 1951 New York Giants 03/21/27 04/07/66 39
Leighty, Orland 'Dutch' 1921 Washington Senators 12/29/1894 08/07/66 71
Lentz, Lawrence H. 'Pesty' 1920 Dayton Triangles 10/11/1897 05/30/66 68
Lingo, Walter H. 1922 Oorang Indians 10/12/1890 12/31/66 76 Owner
MacMurray, Raymond 'Ray' 1921 Muncie Flyers 7/03/1889 02/21/66 76
Magerkurth, George 1920 Rock Island Independents 12/30/1888 10/07/66 77
Maginnes, Al 1920 Canton Bulldogs 4/05/1897 01/30/66 68
Martineau, Earl Thomas 1948 Los Angeles Dons (AAFC) 8/30/1896 01/13/66 69 Coach
McGill, George 1922 Racine Legion 9/17/1897 01/21/66 68
Meyers, Paul 1921 New York Brickley Giants 11/19/1894 07/02/66 71
Molesworth, Keith 1931 Chicago Bears 10/20/05 03/12/66 60
Mosher, Clure 1942 Pittsburgh Steelers 01/11/20 07/23/66 46
Pahl, Louis W. 1923 Minneapolis Marines 12/15/00 03/01/66 65
Petty, Manley Ross 1920 Decatur Staleys 9/11/1892 03/13/66 73
Quast, John 1923 Louisville Brecks 04/04/00 08/09/66 66
Quigley, Gerald 'Red' 1920 Rochester Jeffersons 12/18/1895 09/21/66 70
Rafter, Bill 1921 Rochester Jeffersons 10/07/1895 06/28/66 70
Richman, Harry Eugene 1929 Chicago Bears 01/09/07 11/18/66 59
Riopel, Albert 'Hop' 1925 Providence Steam Roller 10/11/00 09/04/66 65
Robb, Loyal 1920 Rock Island Independents 7/11/1890 06/07/66 75
Schaake, Elmer 1933 Portsmouth Spartans 02/07/11 01/24/66 54
Slater, Fred 'Duke' 1922 Rock Island Independents 12/09/1898 08/14/66 67
Smith, Olin 1924 Cleveland Bulldogs 03/25/00 05/15/66 66
Smyth, Bill 1947 Los Angeles Rams 04/08/22 11/06/66 44
Spellman, John 'Jack' 1925 Providence Steam Roller 6/14/1899 08/01/66 67
Spirida, John 1939 Washington Redskins 11/04/14 04/16/66 51
Stahl, Edward 'Jake' 1920 Cleveland Tigers 1/16/1891 10/08/66 75
Stein, Sammy 1929 Staten Island Stapletons 04/01/05 03/30/66 60
Tipton, Howard 1933 Chicago Cardinals 04/19/11 03/19/66 54
Toscani, Francis 'Bud' 1932 Brooklyn Dodgers 04/19/09 06/21/66 57
Van Meter, Garrett Edwin 'Ed' 1921 Washington Senators 1/25/1896 10/07/66 70
Vokaty, Otto V. 1931 Cleveland Indians 01/17/09 08/08/66 57
Wesbecher, Al 1920 Cleveland Tigers 11/03/1892 03/27/66 73
Wostoupal, Joe 1926 Kansas City Cowboys 08/10/03 07/31/66 62

Pro Football Deaths 1965

Name Team Debut Birth Date Death Date Age
Abbott, Lafayette 'Fay' 1921 Dayton Triangles 8/16/1895 01/21/65 69
Ash, Julian 'Juddy' 1926 Los Angeles Buccaneers 07/12/00 10/30/65 65
Barnhart, Dan 1934 Philadelphia Eagles 06/27/12 06/16/65 52
Beckley, Art 1926 Dayton Triangles 09/01/01 01/06/65 63
Belding, Lester 'Les' 1925 Rock Island Independents 12/05/00 05/27/65 64
Besta, Theodore James 'Ted' 1922 Hammond Pros 9/25/1899 07/18/65 65
Boettcher, Raymond 'Champ' 1926 Racine Tornadoes 09/18/00 12/20/65 65
Bonadies, John 'Jack' 1926 Hartford Blues 12/02/1892 10/13/65 72
Brennan, Philip Leo 1930 Newark Tornadoes 07/15/04 10/31/65 61
Brito, Genaro 'Gene' 1951 Washington Redskins 10/23/25 06/08/65 39
Bucek, Felix 1946 Pittsburgh Steelers 01/30/22 08/13/65 43
Carey, Joseph H. 1920 Chicago Cardinals 3/04/1897 12/05/65 68
Clancy, Stuart 'Stu' 1930 Newark Tornadoes 06/06/06 09/24/65 59
Clemens, Charles Calvin 1936 Green Bay Packers 07/26/11 10/21/65 54
Cox, Melvin Budd 1936 Cleveland Rams (AFL II) 06/08/12 04/13/65 52
Critchfield, Larry 1933 Pittsburgh Pirates 01/06/08 06/30/65 57
Davis, Edward 'Doc' 1920 Muncie Flyers 10/22/1890 08/19/65 74
Duffy, Joseph Patrick 'Pat' 1929 Dayton Triangles 12/06/06 10/14/65 58
Elness, Leland 'Shorty' 1929 Chicago Bears 05/10/06 11/03/65 59
Feather, Elwin 'Tiny' 1927 Cleveland Bulldogs 02/23/02 07/15/65 63
Flavin, John Henry 1923 Buffalo All-Americans 01/28/00 07/08/65 65
Flower, Jim 1920 Columbus Panhandles 10/17/1895 05/06/65 69
Folz, Art 1923 Chicago Cardinals 03/31/03 08/18/65 62
Gardner, William 'Birdie' 1920 Canton Bulldogs 1/23/1884 06/15/65 81
Gatewood, Lester Boyd 'Buddy' 1946 Green Bay Packers 05/30/21 04/09/65 43
Gaul, Francis J. 'Frank' 1936 Cleveland Rams (AFL II) 10/18/13 07/12/65 51
Gottlieb, Art 1940 Buffalo Indians (AFL III) 10/21/18 01/12/65 46
Haines, Harry 'Hoot' 1930 Brooklyn Dodgers 02/25/07 08/17/65 58
Henderson, Elmer 'Gus' 1939 Detroit Lions 3/10/1889 12/16/65 76 Coach
Hill, Mack Lee 1964 Kansas City Chiefs 08/17/40 12/14/65 25
Hummel, Arnold J. 'Swede' 1926 Kansas City Cowboys 10/29/01 07/24/65 63
Irwin, James C. 'Jim' 1921 Louisville Brecks 3/09/1897 12/17/65 68
Jacobs, Marv 1948 Chicago Cardinals 08/01/24 11/22/65 41
Keefe, Emmet 1920 Chicago Tigers 4/28/1893 09/11/65 72
Kraemer, George 1921 Minneapolis Marines 9/11/1896 10/05/65 69
Lambeau, Earl 'Curly' 1919 Green Bay Packers Founder 4/09/1898 06/01/65 67 HOF
Laux, Ted 1943 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers 03/01/16 11/05/65 49
Lay, Russ 1934 Detroit Lions 01/22/11 09/27/65 54
Majors, Billy 1961 Buffalo Bills 11/07/38 10/18/65 26
Mara, Jack 1930 New York Giants Owner 03/21/08 06/29/65 57
Mathews, Neilson 'Neil' 1920 Chicago Tigers 9/13/1893 07/21/65 71
McCombs, Nat 1926 Akron Indians 12/18/04 07/15/65 60
McDonough, Coleman 'Coley' 1939 Chicago Cardinals 10/10/15 07/05/65 49
McGoldrick, Hugh 1925 Providence Steam Roller 11/22/00 10/07/65 64
McGrath, Richard James 'Dick' 1926 Brooklyn Lions 06/30/01 10/24/65 64
McMullan, John M. 1926 Chicago Bulls (AFL I) 11/13/02 09/26/65 62
Miller, Henry Frederick 1930 Brooklyn Dodgers 02/19/08 02/10/65 56
Moore, Wilbur 1939 Washington Redskins 04/22/16 08/09/65 49
Moses, Don 1933 Cincinnati Reds 01/14/06 06/15/65 59
Murdock, Jessie 1963 Oakland Raiders 09/17/36 09/25/65 29
Nardi, Dick 1938 Detroit Lions 03/05/16 01/28/65 48
O'Connor, Francis 'Frank' 1926 Hartford Blues 12/14/1897 12/15/65 68
Oehlrich, Arnold 1928 Frankford Yellow Jackets 11/25/04 06/27/65 60
Oliker, Aaron 1926 Pottsville Maroons 12/05/03 09/08/65 61
Ossowski, Ted 1947 New York Yankees 05/12/22 08/21/65 43
Passuello, Bill 1923 Columbus Tigers 12/23/1897 01/08/65 67
Pecarovich, Michael Joseph 'Mike' 1948 New York Yankees 9/23/1898 03/22/65 66 Coach
Petcoff, Boni 1924 Columbus Tigers 02/01/00 08/05/65 65
Pierce, Don 1942 Brooklyn Dodgers 02/07/19 01/03/65 45
Poto, John 1947 Boston Yanks 04/10/26 11/29/65 39
Rapp, Manny 1934 St. Louis Gunners 09/17/08 05/16/65 56
Regan, Francis Joseph 'Fritz' 1925 Columbus Tigers 11/08/03 06/29/65 61
Reynolds, Quentin 1926 Brooklyn Lions 04/11/02 03/17/65 62
Shaw, Jesse 1931 Chicago Cardinals 06/11/07 10/25/65 58
Shelton, Albert F. 1940 Cincinnati Bengals (AFL III) 1915 12/19/65 50
Smith, Warren Horton 1922 Green Bay Packers 8/05/1896 08/30/65 69
Stewart, Charlie 1920 Rochester Jeffersons 7/08/1890 09/18/65 75
Stockton, Herschel 'Mule' 1937 Philadelphia Eagles 12/29/13 11/12/65 51
Strasser, Clarence Paul 1925 Canton Bulldogs 10/22/00 03/15/65 64
Stuhldreher, Harry 1926 Brooklyn Tigers 10/14/01 01/25/65 63
Turner, Irwin M. 'Tiny' 1920 Dayton Triangles 4/06/1895 10/19/65 70
Volgenau, Elmer 1924 Rochester Jeffersons 08/02/00 12/06/65 65
Watson, Alfred 'Grady' Rat 1922 Toledo Maroons 2/10/1894 06/15/65 71
Weisenbaugh, Henry 'Heinie' 1935 Boston Redskins 03/12/14 09/20/65 51
Werwaiss, Elbert 'Mule' 1926 Hartford Blues 02/15/05 05/23/65 60
Whiteman, Sam W. 1926 Chicago Bulls (AFL I) 09/29/01 07/29/65 63
Williams, Berton C. 'Cy' 1929 Staten Island Stapletons 10/12/03 09/28/65 61

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Pro Football Deaths 1964

Name Team Debut Birth Date Death Date Age
Andorka, Frank Henry 'Hank' 1936 Rochester Tigers (AFL II) 03/17/05 05/19/64 59
Barbour, Charles Smith 1925 Buffalo Bisons 11/13/04 10/27/64 59
Barker, Dick 1921 Rock Island Independents 1/06/1897 12/17/64 67
Barrel, Napoleon 1923 Oorang Indians 12/25/1885 12/  /1964 79
Billock, Frank 1937 Pittsburgh Pirates 05/20/12 10/11/64 52
Blackaby, Claude Inman 1940 Cincinnati Bengals (AFL III) 07/16/16 01/28/64 47
Bomar, Lynn 1925 New York Giants  01/21/01 06/11/64 63
Card, Joe Harper 1921 Louisville Brecks 01/05/03 09/27/64 61
Campbell, Charles Donald 'Don' 1939 Pittsburgh Pirates 01/15/17 03/24/64 47
Carman, Edmund 'Zeb' 1922 Hammond Pros 1/21/1894 04/09/64 70
Cosgrove, Raymond John 'Ray' 1935 Pittsburgh Pirates 11/15/10 08/23/64 53
Cronin, Tom 1922 Green Bay Packers 4/29/1896 04/01/64 67
Crotty, Dave 1937 Rochester Tigers (AFL II) 07/04/12 04/18/64 51
Cutler, Harry 1920 Dayton Triangles 9/13/1893 04/24/64 70
Degree, Walter B. 'Cy' 1921 Detroit Tigers 7/12/1894 08/11/64 70
Dell, Herbert 1922 Columbus Panhandles 1/28/1889 1/  /1964 75 Coach
Dietz, William 'Lone Star' 1933 Boston Redskins 8/17/1884 07/20/64 79 Coach
Dillon, Terry 1963 Minnesota Vikings 08/18/41 05/28/64 22
Emslie, Percy 'Red' 1923 Rochester Jeffersons 4/28/1895 8/3/1964 69
Farrington, John 'Bo' 1960 Chicago Bears 01/18/36 07/27/64 28
Fenner, Lee 1920 Dayton Triangles 9/24/1897 05/07/64 66
Field, Harry 1934 Chicago Cardinals 08/18/11 05/23/64 52
Fugazy, Humbert Jack 1926 Brooklyn Horsemen (AFL I) 1/28/1885 04/07/64 79 Owner
Galimore, Willie 1957 Chicago Bears 03/30/35 07/27/64 29
Hall, Irv 1942 Philadelphia Eagles 11/23/13 01/24/64 50
Hanke, Carl 1921 Hammond Pros 12/31/1897 05/17/64 66
Hearden, Tom 1927 Green Bay Packers 09/08/04 12/27/64 60
Helvie, Carter L. 'Chunk' 1920 Dayton Triangles 7/05/1893 09/12/64 71
Hendren, John 1920 Canton Bulldogs 4/25/1897 06/03/64 67
Hopp, Harry 'Hippity' 1941 Detroit Lions  12/13/18 12/22/64 46
Horne, Dick 1941 New York Giants 09/04/18 11/09/64 46
Juzwik, Steve 1942 Washington Redskins 06/18/18 06/05/64 45
Kelly, James Patrick 'Jimmy' 1920 Detroit Heralds 11/09/1892 08/19/64 71
Kerr, William 'Bud' 1946 Los Angeles Dons 11/10/15 04/09/64 48
Kinderdine, James Walter 'Babe' 1923 Dayton Triangles 8/05/1899 07/25/64 64
Lassaw, Nick (Long Time Sleep) 1922 Oorang Indians 7/11/1898 09/04/64 66
Lipscomb, Paul 1945 Green Bay Packers 01/13/23 08/20/64 41
Martinovich, Phil 1939 Detroit Lions 02/09/15 09/22/64 49
McDermott, Lloyd 1950 Detroit Lions 12/20/25 01/16/64 38
McLean, Raymond 'Scooter' 1940 Chicago Bears 12/06/15 03/04/64 48
Miller, Henry 'Heinie' 1920 Buffalo All-Americans 1/01/1893 06/09/64 71
Miller, John 'Bing' 1929 Staten Island Stapletons 12/06/03 10/12/64 60
Mitchell, Granville 'Buster' 1931 Portsmouth Spartans 02/16/06 03/04/64 58
O'Connor, Dan 1920 Canton Bulldogs 10/15/1894 06/09/64 69
Owen, Steve 1924 Kansas City Blues 4/21/1898 05/17/64 66 HOF
Paschka, Gordon 1943 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers 03/06/20 06/09/64 44
Peterson, Carl John 1924 Kansas City Blues 3/26/1897 07/04/64 67
Pierotti, Albert Felix 1920 Akron Pros 10/24/1895 02/12/64 68
Pignatelli, Carlo 'Carl' 1931 Cleveland Indians 11/26/07 06/13/64 56
Pope, Lewis 'Chicken' 1931 Providence Steam Roller 02/18/08 02/06/64 55
Ratican, Henry Leo Jay 'Harry' 1921 Akron Pros 1/20/1894 08/22/64 74
Reeberg, Lucien 1963 Detroit Lions 02/21/42 01/31/64 21
Rexer, Freeman 1943 Chicago Cardinals 06/18/18 04/09/64 45
Ryan, John Joseph 'Sod' 1929 Chicago Bears 12/31/05 12/09/64 58
Sampson, Arthur Alvin 'Art' 1921 Minneapolis Marines 3/14/1894 12/  /64 70
Sark, Harvey 1931 New York Giants 01/30/07 04/10/64 57
Scardine, Carmen 1932 Chicago Cardinals 03/19/11 05/15/64 53
Schiechl, John 1941 Pittsburgh Steelers 08/22/17 02/03/64 46
Shaw, Ed 1920 Rock Island Independents 8/07/1895 10/30/64 69
Simpson, Eber 1923 St. Louis All-Stars 7/24/1895 12/19/64 69
Slater, Howie 1926 Milwaukee Badgers 03/09/03 03/18/64 61
Smyth, Lou 1920 Canton Bulldogs 3/19/1898 09/11/64 66
Somers, George 1939 Philadelphia Eagles 10/05/15 01/12/64 48
Stidham, Tom 1946 Buffalo Bisons 03/07/05 01/29/64 58 Coach
Strosnider, Aubrey 1928 Dayton Triangles 05/09/04 10/28/64 60
Toorock, Meyer 'Chief' 1926 Brooklyn Lions 03/14/02 12/22/64 62
Vaughan, Charles 'Pug' 1935 Detroit Lions 03/18/11 03/30/64 53
Waite, Willard 'Will' 1920 Columbus Panhandles 1/04/1893 01/04/64 71
Weathers, Guy 'Cop' 1926 Buffalo Rangers 6/09/1898 09/27/64 66
Weber, Charlie 1926 Brooklyn Lions 9/03/1892 10/17/64 72
White, William Ellery 1926 Los Angeles Buccaneers 12/16/02 08/05/64 61
Willegalle, Henry 1929 Minneapolis Red Jackets 06/09/01 06/26/64 63
Yount, Myron 'Mike' 1921 Muncie Flyers 4/18/1894 01/25/64 69

Pro Football Deaths 1963

Name Team Debut Birth Date Death Date Age
Ahern, Daniel 1921 Washington Senators 2/15/1898 08/31/63 65
Beck, Carl L. 1921 Buffalo All-Americans 6/26/1899 04/16/63 63
Blazine, Tony 1935 Chicago Cardinals 01/02/12 07/02/63 51
Blumenstock, Jim 1947 New York Giants 04/28/18 07/31/63 45
Boynton, Benny Lee 1921 Rochester Jeffersons 12/06/1898 01/23/63 64
Brennan, Matt 1925 New York Giants 10/03/1897 01/03/63 65
Budd, Johnny 1926 Frankford Yellow Jackets 1/14/1899 12/26/63 64
Butler, Johnny 1943 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers 09/10/18 04/23/63 44
Carlson, Oke 1924 Duluth Kelleys 04/17/00 12/07/63 63
Coughlin, Dan 1923 Minneapolis Marines 6/09/1897 01/04/63 65
Courtney, Gerry 1942 Brooklyn Dodgers 03/03/18 12/24/63 45
Curtin, Don 1926 Racine Tornadoes 11/03/01 03/17/63 61
Day, Frederick Samuel 'Fred' 1921 Cincinnati Celts 7/04/1896 05/18/63 66
Dayhoff, Harry 1924 Frankford Yellow Jackets 5/25/1896 02/17/63 66
Durko, John 1944 Philadelphia Eagles 07/23/14 01/01/63 48
Eckstein, Adolph 'Dolph' 1925 Providence Steam Roller 05/07/02 06/28/63 61
Ehrhardt, Clyde 1946 Washington Redskins 07/04/21 02/04/63 41
Ericksen, Harold A. 1923 Milwaukee Badgers 3/10/1898 01/27/63 64
Etelman, Carl 1926 Providence Steam Roller 04/02/00 12/18/63 63
Fisher, Everett 1938 Chicago Cardinals 03/01/14 12/16/63 49
Fleming, Don 1960 Cleveland Browns 06/11/37 06/04/63 25
Forst, Arthur 'Dutch' 1926 Providence Steam Roller 2/17/1891 10/05/63 72
Frankian, Malcolm 'Ike' 1933 Boston Redskins 04/03/05 04/14/63 58
Gallagher, Edward 'Ed' 1928 New York Yankees 02/03/03 10/26/63 60
Graham, Lester James 'Les' 1938 Detroit Lions 07/01/16 12/17/63 47
Hare, Cecil 1941 Washington Redskins 03/13/19 04/14/63 44
Harris, Harry Louis 1920 Akron Pros 10/04/1896 12/31/63 67
Hertz, Frank 1926 Milwaukee Badgers 11/06/02 07/20/63 60
Hess, Walter 'Wally' 1920 Hammond Pros 10/28/1894 08/30/63 68
Hlat, Andy 1941 Buffalo Tigers 1914 07/13/63 49
Hole, Ervin 'Babe' 1920 Muncie Flyers 11/17/02 03/06/63 60
Hughes, Henry 'Honolulu' 1932 Boston Braves 05/04/07 12/27/63 56
Jackson, Colville 'Red' 1921 Hammond Pros 4/15/1897 11/25/63 66
Joesting, Herb 1929 Minneapolis Red Jackets 04/17/05 10/02/63 58
Kallina, Edward James 1928 Chicago Bears 10/27/01 05/15/63 61
Kessing, Oliver O. 'Scrappy' 1949 AAFC Commissioner 12/06/1890 01/31/63 72
Kliebhan, Adolph 1921 Green Bay Packers 8/14/1897 03/13/63 65
Koken, Mike 1933 Chicago Cardinals 04/06/09 04/15/63 54
Lane, Lindley 'Lew' 1924 Kansas City Blues 1/28/1898 08/09/63 65
Lipscomb, Eugene 'Big Daddy' 1953 Los Angeles Rams 08/09/31 05/10/63 31
Lipski, John J. 'Bull' 1933 Philadelphia Eagles 07/04/04 01/22/63 58
Mankat, Carl 1928 Dayton Triangles 01/13/04 11/21/63 59
Marcolini, Hugo 1948 Brooklyn Dodgers 04/07/23 09/22/63 40
Masterson, Bernie 1934 Chicago Bears 08/10/11 05/16/63 51
McGee, Robert 'Bob, Bus' 1938 Chicago Cardinals 07/28/12 09/01/63 51
McGirl, Len 1934 St. Louis Gunners 1909/1910 02/01/63 54
McGlone, Joseph C. 1926 Providence Steam Roller 9/12/1896 01/25/63 66
McIlwain, Wally 1926 Racine Tornadoes 01/20/03 06/30/63 60
Meeks, John Edward 'Ed' 1922 Louisville Brecks 9/30/1897 10/15/63 66
Millman, Bob 1925 Pottsville Maroons 05/17/03 03/19/63 59
Milstead, Century 1925 New York Giants 01/01/01 06/01/63 62
Muscalino, John 1936 Brooklyn Tigers (AFL II) 04/21/10 06/11/63 53
Nadolney, Romanus 'Peaches' 1922 Green Bay Packers 5/23/1899 02/21/63 63
Nordstrom, Harry 'Swede' 1925 New York Giants 10/11/1896 02/13/63 66
Norman, Willard P. 'Toad' 1928 Pottsville Maroons 09/22/03 11/12/63 60
Petty, Lawrence 'Larry' 1920 Canton Bulldogs 11/27/1893 03/17/63 69
Ridler, Donald G. 'Don' 1931 Cleveland Indians 01/10/07 06/03/63 56
Rukas, Justin 1936 Brooklyn Dodgers 02/24/10 09/28/63 53
Schmidt, Kermit 1932 Boston Braves 03/31/08 12/26/63 55
Santone, Joseph 1926 Hartford Blues 10/01/1893 10/27/63 70
Taugher, Claude 'Biff' 1922 Green Bay Packers 3/02/1895 02/08/63 67
Wentz, Byron 'Barney' 1925 Pottsville Maroons 04/21/01 05/25/63 62
Wilson, George 'Wildcat' 1927 Providence Steam Roller 09/06/01 12/27/63 62
Wissinger, Zonar 'Zeke' 1926 Pottsville Maroons 10/30/02 11/28/63 61
Zerby, Harold 1926 Canton Bulldogs 09/21/01 10/12/63 62
Zunker, Charlie 1934 Cincinnati Reds 08/23/08 06/11/63 54

Pro Football Deaths 1962

Name Team Debut Birth Date Death Date Age
Allmen, Norman Stanley 'Stan' 1936 Cleveland Rams (AFL II) 10/26/11 05/23/62 50
Anderson, Oscar 'Ockie' 1920 Buffalo All-Americans 10/15/1894 01/25/62 67
Balazs, Frank 1939 Green Bay Packers 01/23/18 08/06/62 44
Beck, Clarence 1925 Pottsville Maroons 3/13/1896 08/20/62 66
Bernard, Charles Joseph 'Chuck' 1934 Detroit Lions 08/29/11 03/30/62 50
Burnside, George 1926 Racine Tornadoes 1/21/1899 11/02/62 63
Burton, Lyle 1924 Hammond Pros 05/21/00 02/08/62 61
Carney, Art 1925 New York Giants 09/23/00 03/24/62 61
Cawthon, Pete 1943 Brooklyn Dodgers 3/24/1898 12/31/62 64 Coach
Courmier, John H. 'Bulldog' 1929 Buffalo Bisons 01/22/06 05/09/62 56
Cramer, Earl Edward 'Curley' 1920 Cleveland Tigers 12/02/1896 06/01/62 65
Crowther, Saville 1925 Frankford Yellow Jackets 07/10/01 07/08/62 60
Erehart, Archie Dean 1921 Muncie Flyers 3/23/1894 11/11/62 68
Feichtinger, Andy 1920 Decatur Staleys 11/16/1897 12/02/62 65
Finsterwald, Russ 1920 Detroit Heralds 8/12/1896 06/13/62 65
Flowers, Bob 1942 Green Bay Packers 08/07/17 12/08/62 45
Ford, Charles Duane 1936 New York Yankees (AFL II) 10/05/11 08/06/62 50
Gilroy, Ralph 1926 Boston Bulldogs (AFL I) 01/08/00 06/13/62 62
Harris, George Allen 'Fatty' 1921 Louisville Brecks 8/11/1897 11/30/62 65
Illman, Edward 'Ted' 1928 Chicago Cardinals 11/27/02 03/29/62 59
Kiesling, Walt 1926 Duluth Eskimos 05/27/03 03/02/62 58 HOF
Koch, W. Walter 'Polly' 1920 Rock Island Independents 8/01/1895 03/21/62 66
Kring, Frank 1945 Detroit Lions 12/21/18 11/16/62 43
Laraba, Bob 1960 Los Angeles Chargers 05/30/33 02/16/62 28
Law, John B. 1930 Newark Tornadoes 02/13/05 10/14/62 57
Lewis, Art 'Pappy' 1936 New York Giants 02/09/11 06/13/62 51
Lingrel, Paul 'Chim' 1923 Oorang Indians 1/21/1899 03/11/62 63
Marshall, Philip 1920 Cleveland Tigers 3/28/1895 08/09/62 67
Mayer, Emil L. 1927 Pottsville Maroons 09/07/02 01/12/62 59
Mizell, Luke Warner 1931 Frankford Yellow Jackets 03/22/08 10/02/62 54
Muller, Harold 'Brick' 1926 Los Angeles Buccaneers 06/12/01 05/17/62 60
Mulligan, George F. 1936 Philadelphia Eagles 06/07/14 05/15/62 47
Nagle, Johnny 1921 New York Brickley Giants 10/18/1890 08/15/62 71
Nesbitt, Dick 1930 Chicago Bears 11/12/07 03/05/62 54
Newashe, William 1923 Oorang Indians 10/11/1889 02/08/62 72
Niedziela, Bruno J. 1947 Chicago Rockets 04/12/23 03/22/62 38
Ohlgren, Earl 1942 Green Bay Packers 02/21/18 12/31/62 44
Owens, Floyd R. 'Pete' 1943 Brooklyn Dodgers 02/11/17 11/03/62 45
Plumridge, Theodore 'Ted' 1926 Brooklyn Horsemen (AFL I) 09/01/01 10/06/62 61
Quirk, Ed 1948 Washington Redskins 02/27/25 06/13/62 37
Rebol, Ray 1941 Cincinnati Bengals (AFL III) 02/01/20 2/  /1962 42
Reno, Jesse H.  1920 Muncie Flyers 9/03/1890 09/03/62 72
Robertson, Harold 'Harry' 1922 Rochester Jeffersons 3/04/1896 01/07/62 65
Robison, Burle Hoover 1935 Philadelphia Eagles 02/17/10 12/08/62 52
Roepke, John 1928 Frankford Yellow Jackets 12/28/05 02/26/62 56
Ruthstrom, Ralph 1945 Cleveland Rams 07/12/21 03/29/62 40
Scalzi, John 1931 Brooklyn Dodgers 03/22/07 09/27/62 55
Shank, Henry Stanley 'Dutch' 1920 Decatur Staleys 2/18/1892 03/19/62 72
Simpson, Jimmy 1922 Toledo Maroons 7/29/1897 09/29/62 65
Slackford, Frederick 'Fritz' 1920 Dayton Triangles 3/27/1894 07/12/62 68
Slane, Peter J. 1921 Muncie Flyers 12/23/1896 08/31/62 65
Snell, George A. 1926 Brooklyn Lions 7/09/1897 06/11/62 64
Tollefson, Russell 1922 Minneapolis Marines 9/27/1891 05/13/62 70 Coach
Tolliver, Louis Alexander 'Lou' 1941 Buffalo Tigers (AFL III) 04/13/15 01/16/62 46
Trowbridge, Ray 1920 Cleveland Tigers 8/27/1896 10/03/62 66
Van Dyne, Charles 'Chase' 1925 Buffalo Bisons 02/12/01 09/23/62 61
Wagner, Almore 'Buff' 1921 Green Bay Packers 2/21/1897 02/12/62 64
Wilcox, John H. 'Firpo' 1926 Buffalo Rangers 12/28/01 08/02/62 60
Wilsbach, Anthony Karl 'Tony' 1925 Frankford Yellow Jackets 02/28/00 01/15/62 61
Wintner, Leon 1921 Evansville Crimson Giants 05/13/00 01/20/62 61

Pro Football Deaths 1961

Name Team Debut Birth Date Death Date Age
Baker, Roy 'Bullet' 1927 New York Yankees 11/06/01 06/18/61 59
Baril, Adrian 1923 Minneapolis Marines 6/04/1898 06/10/61 63
Baxter, James Richard 'Jimmy' 1923 Racine Legion 10/01/1892 07/26/61 68
Cofall, Stanley B. 1920 Cleveland Tigers 5/05/1894 09/21/61 67
Dunn, Roderick 'Roddy' 1923 Duluth Kelleys 8/08/1895 12/20/61 66
Eckl, Bob 1945 Chicago Cardinals 11/20/17 09/30/61 43
Espie, David Allen 'Al' 1923 Louisville Brecks 09/11/01 03/25/61 59
Fitzgerald, John F. 'Frank' 1923 Toledo Maroons 8/22/1896 07/23/61 64
Grant, Hugh 'Ducky' 1928 Chicago Cardinals 10/13/02 06/18/61 58
Greenshields, Donn 1932 Brooklyn Dodgers 05/01/04 03/28/61 56
Gregg, Edd 1922 Louisville Brecks 8/04/1897 11/09/61 64
Hipa, Sam 1927 Dayton Triangles 10/12/00 10/17/61 61
Howard, Robert Lee 'Dosey' 1925 Kansas City Cowboys 02/01/01 09/30/61 60
Hughitt, Ernest 'Tommy' 1920 Buffalo All-Americans 12/27/1892 12/27/61 69
Johnson, Cecil 1943 Brooklyn Dodgers 09/03/21 03/06/61 39
Kauffman, Jacob Abraham 'Jake' 1925 Frankford Yellow Jackets 02/22/03 04/18/61 58
Kostos, Martin V. 'Marty' 1929 Frankford Yellow Jackets 11/11/01 09/13/61 59
Lach, Steve 1942 Chicago Cardinals 08/16/20 07/12/61 40
Lawrence, Edward 1929 Boston Bulldogs 07/16/06 11/21/61 55
Le Jean (Lejeune), Walter 1922 Akron Pros 1/12/1898 03/28/61 63
Lindsey, Ellis Menzies 1921 Evansville Crimson Giants 7/25/1897 09/20/61 64
Long, Bob 1947 Boston Yanks 04/09/22 08/02/61 39
Lynch, E. Paul 'Deke' 1925 Columbus Tigers 01/10/01 01/25/61 60
Mahoney, Frank J. 'Ike' 1925 Chicago Cardinals 10/25/02 11/21/61 59
Mahrt, Armin 1924 Dayton Triangles 11/09/1897 05/07/61 63
Mark, Louis 1938 Brooklyn Dodgers 12/21/14 10/24/61 46
Martineau, Daniel 'Roy' 1923 Buffalo All-Americans 08/20/00 10/25/61 61
Mattern, Joe 1920 Cleveland Tigers 11/09/1892 02/20/61 68
Mohardt, John 1922 Chicago Cardinals 1/21/1898 11/24/61 63
Murphy, John David 'Johnny' 1924 Rochester Jeffersons 10/08/1891 09/13/61 70 Coach
Nardacci, Nick 1925 Cleveland Bulldogs 05/24/01 08/30/61 60
Patt, Maury 1938 Detroit Lions 01/31/15 04/02/61 46
Rose, Walter S. 'Tam' 1921 Tonawanda Kardex 12/05/1888 10/02/61 72
Scott, John Sanders 'Johnny' 1920 Buffalo All-Americans 4/29/1895 07/01/61 66
Shirey, Charles Frederick 'Fred' 1940 Green Bay Packers 01/12/14 11/01/61 47
Spencer, James 1928 Dayton Triangles 11/03/01 03/06/61 59
Sprinkle, Hubert Owen 'Hugh' 1923 Akron Pros 9/18/1896 12/11/61 65
Stevenson, Martin L. 1922 Columbus Panhandles 3/17/1893 03/29/61 68
Straw, Donald McAlpine 'Don' 1920 Detroit Heralds 11/22/1896 07/21/61 64
Thayer, Harry 1933 Portsmouth Spartans 03/21/07 05/07/61 54
Thomas, Carl 'Whitey' 1920 Rochester Jeffersons 3/02/1897 10/29/61 64
Thompson, George Bryan 'Tiny' 1922 Rochester Jeffersons 12/24/1897 10/26/61 63
Verry, David Norman 1946 Chicago Rockets 09/18/22 10/12/61 39
Waite, Carl 1928 Frankford Yellow Jackets 02/27/02 10/14/61 59
Wanless, George S. 'Babe' 1922 Louisville Brecks 7/13/1898 11/01/61 63
Wenke, Adolph 1923 Milwaukee Badgers 1/22/1898 03/03/61 63
Whalen, William P. 'Bill' 1920 Chicago Cardinals 12/15/1895 01/28/61 65
Willson, Osborn 'Diddie' 1933 Philadelphia Eagles 01/17/11 01/19/61 50
Wiper, Donald 1922 Columbus Panhandles 07/08/00 11/08/61 61
Wyman, Arnold 1920 Rock Island Independents 8/20/1895 03/04/61 65

Pro Football Deaths 1960

Name Team Debut Birth Date Death Date Age
Anderson, Ralph 1958 Chicago Bears 09/02/35 11/26/60 25
Apolskis, Ray 1941 Chicago Cardinals 10/19/18 06/30/60 41
Applegran, Clarence 1920 Detroit Heralds 11/06/1893 05/06/60 66
Armstrong, Graham 1941 Cleveland Rams 05/31/18 06/25/60 42
Armstrong, John 1923 Rock Island Independents 8/10/1897 04/30/60 62
Ashbaugh, John 1924 Rock Island Independents 10/04/1897 08/20/60 62
Atcheson, Burl 1922 Columbus Panhandles 01/29/03 8/9/1960 57
Babcock, Whitmore 1926 Canton Bulldogs 12/09/00 05/01/60 59
Belanich, Frank 'Bill' 1927 Dayton Triangles 05/19/03 08/27/60 57
Bodenger, Maury 'Bodie' 1931 Portsmouth Spartans 07/31/09 02/09/60 50
Bradshaw, Wes