Rudy Rosatti
Date of birth: September 12, 1895
Place of birth: Norway, Michigan
Date of death: July 9, 1975
Place of death: Norway, Michigan
Career information
Position(s): Tackle
Organizations
Playing stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Rudoph F. "Rudy" or "Rosy" Rosatti (September 12, 1895 – July 9, 1975) was an American football player. Rosatti was a native of Norway in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. He played football at North Dakota State University and Western Michigan University before enrolling at the University of Michigan. In 1922, he played tackle for the Michigan Wolverines football team. He later played professional football for the Cleveland Indians, Green Bay Packers, and New York Giants from 1923 to 1928.[1]

Rosatti worked for the Michigan State Highway Department for 32 years from 1933 to 1965 and retired as the chief of highway maintenance for the western half of the Upper Peninsula.[2] In December 1933, Rosatti fatally shot James Contratta with a rifle at a road building camp 40 mi (64 km) west of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Rosatti was released after the coroner determined the shooting to have been accidental.[3]

Rosatti died in 1975 at age 79 at his home in his hometown of Norway, Michigan.[2][4][5]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Rudy Rosatti profile". pro-football-reference.com. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/R/RosaRu20.htm.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Ex-Michigan star Rosatti dies". Record-Eagle (Traverse City, MI). 1975-07-10.
  3. "ROSATTI RELEASED IN ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING". Ironwood Daily Globe. 1933-12-07.
  4. "Ex-Packer Rosy Rosatti dies at Michigan home". Appleton Post-Crescent. 1975-07-10.
  5. "Ex-Packer Rosatti Dies". The Milwaukee Sentinel. 1975-07-10. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=oyIWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=0BEEAAAAIBAJ&pg=3915,1581305&dq=rosatti+football+green-bay&hl=en.
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