American Football Database
American Football Database
Paul Rochester
No. 72, 73
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1938-07-15) July 15, 1938 (age 83)
Lansing, Michigan
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
College:Michigan State
Career history
* Dallas Texans/Kansas City Chiefs (19601963)
Career highlights and awards
* 1× AFL All-Star (1961)
  • 1× American Football League champion (1962, 1968)
  • Super Bowl Champion (III)
Career NFL statistics
Games played:132
Fumble recoveries:2
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Paul "Rocky" Rochester (born 1938) is a former American football defensive tackle. He played for the Dallas Texans/Kansas City Chiefs (1960–1963) and the New York Jets (1964–1969) in the American Football League. He played college football at Michigan State University.[1]

He was an American Football League All-Star in 1961, and he earned an AFL Championship ring with the New York Jets in 1968 and had the only sack of the game; as well as a World Championship with the Jets after the 1968 season, when he was team co-captain in the Jets' destruction of the NFL Champion Baltimore Colts. Rochester is one of only twenty players who played the entire ten years of the AFL's existence.


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