|Date of birth:||October 13, 1952|
|Place of birth:||Newark, New Jersey|
|Date of death:||September 28, 1994(aged 41)|
|Place of death:||Newark, New Jersey|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||226 lb (103 kg)|
|High school:||Newark (NJ) South Side|
|NFL draft:||1974 / Round: 8 / Pick: 188|
|Career highlights and awards|
Career NFL statistics
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Gregory Edwin Latta (October 13, 1952 - September 28, 1994) was an American football player. As tight end, he was drafted by the Baltimore Colts of the National Football League, but played instead for the Florida Blazers of the World Football League in 1974. He was traded to the Chicago Bears in 1975 for third- and seventh-round draft picks, along with the head coach of the Blazers, Jack Pardee. Latta was a member of the Bears from 1975 to 1979.
In his rookie season with the Florida Blazers, Latta caught 39 passes for 815 yards and nine touchdown receptions. The Blazers went to the 1974 World Bowl Championship game falling 22-21 to the Birmingham Americans.
He died on September 28, 1994 at St. Michael's Hospital, Newark, New Jersey. He was 41 years old.
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