Sam 'Smoke' Dana (Salemi)
Date of Birth: August 7, 1903, in Brooklyn, New York
Date of Death: October 29, 2007, in Kenmore, New York (104 years old)
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)
1928 New York Yankees (NFL)
Columbia University, St. Johns (NY)