LaVern Torgeson

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LaVern Torgeson
No. 53
Position: Linebacker / Center
Personal information
Date of birth: (1929-02-28)February 28, 1929
Place of birth: La Crosse, Washington
Date of death: March 20, 2015(2015-03-20) (aged 86)
Place of death: Huntington Beach, California
Career information
College: Washington State
NFL draft: 1951 / Round: 5 / Pick: 58
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 82
Interceptions: 18
Touchdowns: 1
Stats at NFL.com

LaVern Earl "Torgy" Torgeson (February 28, 1929 – March 20, 2015) was an American football linebacker who played for seven seasons with the Detroit Lions and the Washington Redskins from 1951 to 1957 in the National Football League. He attended Washington State University.[1][2]

Coaching history[edit]

  • 1959-1961 Washington Redskins
  • 1962-1968 Pittsburgh Steelers
  • 1969-1970 Los Angeles Rams
  • 1971-1977 Washington Redskins
  • 1978-1980 Los Angeles Rams
  • 1981-1993 Washington Redskins
  • 1996 Frankfurt Galaxy

Torgeson was later an assistant coach for George Allen and the Washington Redskins.

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