Dan LaRose

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Dan LaRose
No. 77, 87, 80
Position: Tackle / Defensive end / Guard
Personal information
Born: (1939-02-08) February 8, 1939 (age 78)
Crystal City, Missouri
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school: Crystal City (MO)
College: Missouri
NFL Draft: 1961 / Round: 2 / Pick: 23
AFL draft: 1961 / Round: 3 / Pick: 18
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Marvin Daniel LaRose (born February 8, 1939) is an American former college and professional football player who played five seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Missouri, where he earned unanimous All-American honors. He was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the second round of the 1961 NFL Draft, and also by the Boston Patriots in the third round of the 1961 AFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

LaRose was born in Crystal City, Missouri. He attended Crystal City High School, where he played high school football for the Crystal City Hornets.[1]

College career[edit]

While attending the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri, LaRose played for coach Dan Devine's Missouri Tigers football team from 1958 to 1960. He led the team in receiving yardage as a sophomore and again as a senior, and was a first-team all-conference selection after those seasons. He was a key member of the 1960 Tigers team that posted an undefeated 10–1 record, claimed the Big Eight Conference championship, won the 1961 Orange Bowl, and finished No. 4 in the Coaches Poll. Following his senior season in 1960, LaRose was recognized as a unanimous first-team All-American at the end position, having been a first-team selection of the Associated Press (AP), the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA), The Sporting News, United Press International (UPI), Central Press Association (CPA), Time magazine, and the Walter Camp Football Foundation.[2] He was inducted into the University of Missouri Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame in 1992.

Professional career[edit]

The Detroit Lions chose LaRose in the second round, 23rd overall pick, of the 1961 NFL Draft, and he played for the Lions from 1961 to 1963. He was also a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers (1964), San Francisco 49ers (1965) and Denver Broncos (1966).[1] In six professional seasons, LaRose played in 65 regular season games.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "Dan LaRose". profootballarchives.com. Retrieved August 17, 2014. 
  2. ^ "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 6. Retrieved August 16, 2014. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Dan LaRose". nfl.com. Retrieved August 17, 2014.