Roosevelt Grier (1959 – Topps #29)

Roosevelt “Rosey” Grier was drafted by, and played on the defensive line for the New York Giants from 1955 until the end of the 1962 season when he was traded to the Los Angeles Rams. With the Giants, he appeared in 2 Pro Bowls (1956 and ’60) and was voted to the All-Pro team 3 times (1956, ’58 and ‘59). With the Rams (1963 – ’66) he was a part of “The Fearsome Foursome” (along with Lamar Lundy, Deacon Jones and Merlin Olsen) thought to be one of the best defensive lines in the history of the NFL. Rosey sustained a torn Achilles tendon in 1967, and retired from Football, but not from acting which gave him a career to fall back on. He appeared in numerous movies and TV shows after retirement and his friendship with the late Robert Kennedy is well documented.

Roosevelt Grier 1959 Topps #29


One response to “Roosevelt Grier (1959 – Topps #29)

  1. “Rosie” Grier was as good of a defensive lineman that ever played in the NFL. I would even go so far to say he was good enough to play for the greatest line of any team, in my opinion, and that was the 1985 Bears that I saw play here in Tampa, and I do not remember the score, but the Bears were so good, they could have beaten the Bucs “blindfolded!” PG

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