Rocky Rosema

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Rocky Rosema
Bump Elliott and Rocky Rosema.png
Coach Bump Elliott and Rosema (No. 83) from 1968 Michiganensian
Born:(1946-02-05)February 5, 1946
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Career information
Position(s)Linebacker
CollegeUniversity of Michigan
Career history
As player
1968–1971St. Louis Cardinals

Roger William "Rocky" Rosema (born February 5, 1946) is a former American football player. A native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, he played high school football at Grand Rapids Central High School. He next played college football for the University of Michigan, principally as a defensive end and linebacker, from 1965 to 1967. He also played professional football as a linebacker for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1968 to 1971.[1] In 2003, he was inducted into the Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame.[2][3] In 2011, Rosema lost a lawsuit against the NFL Players Association alleging that he was owed pension benefits.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rocky Rosema". pro-football-reference.com.
  2. ^ Josh Slagter (August 26, 2009). "Looking back at the glory days of Central football". The Grand Rapids Press.
  3. ^ "Inductees". Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 2013-01-03.
  4. ^ John Agar (September 8, 2011). "Former Grand Rapids Central star Roger 'Rocky' Rosema's request for NFL pension denied". The Grand Rapids Press.
  5. ^ Brian VanOchten (July 6, 2010). "Ex-Grand Rapids Central and Michigan star Roger 'Rocky' Rosema suing NFL Players Association". The Grand Rapids Press.