Larry Garron

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Larry Garron
No. 40, 46 (1960)
Position: Fullback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1937-05-23) May 23, 1937 (age 79)
Place of birth: Marks, Mississippi
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
College: Western Illinois
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • AFL All-Star (1961, 1963, 1964, 1967)
  • Boston Patriots All-Time AFL (1960's Decade) Team
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Larry Garron is an American former collegiate and Professional Football player. A fullback, he played college football at Western Illinois University, and played professionally in the American Football League for the Boston Patriots from 1960 through 1968. He holds the team record run of 85 yards from scrimmage, set in a game against the Buffalo Bills on October 22, 1961. He averaged 5.9 yards per carry in 1962 and accounted for 1,168 total yards from scrimmage in 1963. Garron was an American Football League All-Star in 1961, 1963, 1964 and 1967, and a member of the Patriots' All-1960s (AFL) Team.

For one season, along with Bob Fourace, he served as a color commentator for New England Patriots preseason games.

At the same time Larry Garron was on the Patriots he studied various forms of martial arts. He holds rank in Kenpō (fist law), Hakkō-ryū Jujutsu, Gōjū-ryū (hard soft system), Shintō Musō-ryū, Yoshitsune Jujitsu, and Taekwondo.

Larry had some talented sporting sons and nephews, including nephew Donald Garron, who won the 1981 Massachusetts All State 220 yard championship in 22.37, as well as Rufus Harris, who had a tryout with the Boston Celtics in 1980. Two of his sons, Arnold and Andre, are in the Hall Of Fame for American football at the University of New Hampshire.[1]

See also[edit]

Preceded by
Ron Burton
Boston Patriots Leading Rusher
1963-1964
Succeeded by
Jim Nance

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arnold Garron interview 2010 Retrieved on May 23, 2016