Dan LaRose
No. 77, 87, 80     
Tackle / Defensive end / Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1939-02-08)February 8, 1939
Place of birth: Crystal City, Missouri
Date of death: April 27, 2019(2019-04-27) (aged 80)
Place of death: Michigan
Career information
College: Missouri
NFL Draft: 1961 / Round: 2 / Pick: 23
AFL Draft: 1961 / Round: 3 / Pick: 18
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Detroit Lions ( 1961 1963)
Career highlights and awards
* Unanimous All-American (1960)
Stats at

Marvin Daniel LaRose (February 8, 1939 – April 27, 2019) was an American college and professional football player who played five seasons in the National Football League (NFL).[1] He played college football for the University of Missouri, where he earned unanimous All-American honors. He was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the second round of the 1961 NFL Draft, and also by the Boston Patriots in the third round of the 1961 AFL Draft.

Early yearsEdit

LaRose was born in Crystal City, Missouri. He attended Crystal City High School, where he played high school football for the Crystal City Hornets.[2]

College careerEdit

While attending the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri, LaRose played for coach Dan Devine's Missouri Tigers football team from 1958 to 1960. He led the team in receiving yardage as a sophomore and again as a senior, and was a first-team all-conference selection after those seasons. He was a key member of the 1960 Tigers team that posted an undefeated 11–0 record, claimed the Big Eight Conference championship, won the 1961 Orange Bowl, and finished No. 4 in the Coaches Poll. Following his senior season in 1960, LaRose was recognized as a unanimous first-team All-American at the end position, having been a first-team selection of the Associated Press (AP), the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA), The Sporting News, United Press International (UPI), Central Press Association (CPA), Time magazine, and the Walter Camp Football Foundation.[3] He was inducted into the University of Missouri Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame in 1992.

Professional careerEdit

The Detroit Lions chose LaRose in the second round, 23rd overall pick, of the 1961 NFL Draft, and he played for the Lions from 1961 to 1963. He was also a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers ( 1964), San Francisco 49ers ( 1965) and Denver Broncos ( 1966).[2] In six professional seasons, LaRose played in 65 regular season games.[4]

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