Larry Rakestraw
Personal information
Born:(1942-04-22)April 22, 1942
Mableton, Georgia
Died:August 4, 2019(2019-08-04) (aged 77)
Suwanee, Georgia
Career information
NFL Draft:1964 / Round: 8 / Pick: 112
Career history
* Chicago Bears (19661968)
Career highlights and awards
* Georgia Sports Hall of Fame (2010)[1]
Career NFL statistics
QB Rating:40.7
Player stats at

Larry Clyde Rakestraw (April 22, 1942 – August 4, 2019) was an American football quarterback in the NFL. He played three seasons for the Chicago Bears. Rakestraw attended the University of Georgia where he was a three-year starter at quarterback. He was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. Larry lived in Suwanee, Ga and had 11 grandchildren. He was inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame.[2]

College records at UGA

  • Two time All-Southeastern Conference.
  • Passed for more than 3,000 yards.
  • Starting quarterback as a So, Jr and Sr.
  • Led the SEC in pass completions and passing yardage in his senior year.
  • Senior Bowl most valuable player.

1963 Georgia vs. Miami

Rakestraw had 407 yards passing against Miami and broke one NCAA record - and 3 SEC records (414 total offense, 25 pass completions, 407 yards passing yards).

Rakestraw died on August 4, 2019 at the age of 77.[3]


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