Bill Laskey (American football)

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Bill Laskey
Position: Guard, Tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1943-02-10) February 10, 1943 (age 72)
Place of birth: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school: Milan High School (Michigan)
College: Michigan
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career AFL/NFL statistics
Games played: 119
Interceptions: 7
Fumble recoveries: 8
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

William Grant "Bill" Laskey (born February 10, 1943) is a former American football player. He played college football for the University of Michigan and professional football for 10 years in the American Football League and National Football League from 1965 to 1974.

Early years[edit]

Laskey was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and attended Milan High School in Milan, Michigan.[1]

University of Michigan[edit]

Laskey enrolled at the University of Michigan in 1961 and played college football at the end position for head coach Bump Elliott's Michigan Wolverines football teams from 1962 to 1964.[2] During the 1963 and 1964 seasons, Laskey caught nine passes for 118 yards and one touchdown.[3]

Professional football[edit]

Laskey later played professional football as a linebacker in the American Football League (AFL) for the Buffalo Bills (1965) and Oakland Raiders (1966-1969) and in the National Football League (NFL) for the Raiders (1970), Baltimore Colts (1971-1972) and Denver Broncos (1973-1974). He played in the Pro Bowl in 1965 and was selected by the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA) as a second-team All-AFL player in 1967.[1] Over the course of a 10-year NFL career, Laskey appeared in 119 games, 45 as a starter, and had seven interceptions and eight fumble recoveries.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Bill Laskey NFL & AFL Football". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 9, 2015. 
  2. ^ "All-Time Football Roster Database". University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library. Retrieved March 9, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Michigan Football Statistic Archive Query Page". University of Michigan. Retrieved March 23, 2015.