Earl Gros

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Earl Gros
Date of birth (1940-08-29)August 29, 1940
Place of birth Lafourche Parish, Louisiana
Date of death July 13, 2013(2013-07-13) (aged 72)
Place of death Prairieville, Louisiana
Career information
Position(s) Running back
College Louisiana State
AFL Draft 1962 / Round: 2 / Pick: 15
(By the Houston Oilers)
NFL Draft 1962 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14
Career history
As player
1962–1963 Green Bay Packers
1964–1966 Philadelphia Eagles
1967–1969 Pittsburgh Steelers
1970 New Orleans Saints
Career stats

Earl Roy Gros (August 29, 1940 – July 15, 2013)[1] was an American football running back who played college football at Louisiana State University (LSU) and played in the National Football League (NFL) from 1962 to 1970.[2]

After finishing at LSU, Gros was drafted in the first round of the 1962 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers and in the second round of the 1962 American Football League Draft by the Houston Oilers. Gros opted for the NFL where he played three seasons with the Green Bay Packers (1962–1964), two seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles (1964–1965), and three seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers (1967–1969). In 1970, Gros played one game with the New Orleans Saints.

Gros finished his career with 821 rushes for 3,157 yards (an average of 3.8 yards per rush) and 28 touchdowns. He also had 142 receptions for 1,255 yards (an average of 8.8 yards per reception) and ten touchdowns.

He died at the age of 72 on July 15, 2013.[3]

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