Sam Gruneisen

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Sam Gruneisen
Position: Center
Personal information
Date of birth: (1941-01-16) January 16, 1941 (age 76)
Place of birth: Louisville, Kentucky
Date of death: September 28, 2012(2012-09-28) (aged 71)
Place of death: Orlando, Florida
Career information
College: Villanova
AFL draft: 1962 / Round: 25
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Player stats at PFR

Samuel Kenneth Gruneisen (January 16, 1941 September 28, 2012)[1] was an American football player and coach. He played professionally as a center in the American Football League (ALF) for the San Diego Chargers and in the National Football League (NFL) for the Chargers and Houston Oilers. Gruneisen played college football Villanova University. He kicked two point after touchdowns and a 26-yard field goal in Villanova's 17–9 victory over Wichita State in the 1961 Sun Bowl.

After his playing career, Gruneisen coached at several levels of the sport.

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  1. ^ "Sam Gruneisen Passes Away". Retrieved October 18, 2012.