|Date of birth:||January 16, 1941|
|Place of birth:||Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.|
|Date of death:||September 28, 2012(aged 71)|
|Place of death:||Orlando, Florida, U.S.|
|AFL draft:||1962 / Round: 25|
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Samuel Kenneth Gruneisen (born January 16, 1941 in Louisville, Kentucky, died September 28, 2012 in Orlando, Florida) was an American collegiate and Professional Football center for the American Football League's San Diego Chargers, and in the NFL for the Chargers and Houston Oilers. Gruneisen attended Villanova University. He kicked two PATs and a 26-yard field goal in Villanova's 17-9 victory over Wichita in the 1961 Sun Bowl.
After completing his tenure in the Professional Football, Gruneisen coached at several levels of the sport.
- Chargers.com. "Sam Gruneisen Passes Away". Chargers.com. Retrieved 2012-10-18.
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