Greg Latta
No. 44     
tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1952-10-13)October 13, 1952
Place of birth: Newark, New Jersey
Date of death: September 28, 1994(1994-09-28) (aged 41) Newark, New Jersey
Career information
College: Morgan State
NFL Draft: 1974 / Round: 8 / Pick: 188
Debuted in 1975 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 1979 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
Career highlights and awards
All-WFL (1974)
Receiving Yards     1,081
Average     14.8
Touchdowns     7
Morgan State College Football Hall of Fame

Gregory Edwin Latta (October 13, 1952 - September 28, 1994 ) was an American football player. As tight end, he was drafted by the Baltimore Colts of the National Football League, but played instead for the Florida Blazers of the World Football League in 1974. He left for the Chicago Bears in 1975 along with the head coach of the Blazers, Jack Pardee. Latta was a member of the NFL Chicago Bears from 1975 to 1979.

In his rookie season with the Florida Blazers, Latta caught 39 passes for 815 yards and nine touchdown receptions. The Blazers went to the 1974 World Bowl Championship game falling 22-21 to the Birmingham Americans.

During his 5-year NFL career, the 6-foot-three, 227-pound tight end caught 90 passes for 1,081 yards and 7 touchdowns. On special teams, he returned 3 kickoffs for 22 yards.[1]


Latta attended South Side High School in Newark[2] and Morgan State College in Baltimore, Maryland.

Death Edit

He died on September 28, 1994 at St. Michael's Hospital, Newark, New Jersey. He was 41 years old.

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