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George Tarasovic

College  Louisiana State
Name  George Tarasovic

Role  American football player
Positions  Linebacker, Center
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Born  May 6, 1930 (age 85) Granville, New York (1930-05-06)
NFL Draft  1952 / Round 2 / Pick 18
1952-1963 1963-1965 1966  NFL Pittsburgh Steelers NFL Philadelphia Eagles AFL Denver Broncos
Education  Louisiana State University

George Kenneth Tarasovic (born May 6, 1930) is a retired collegiate and professional American football player of Rusyn or Slovak descent. His father's family was from a village and municipality located in today's northern Slovakia, part of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire.

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Tarasovic graduated from LSU, where he starred as a linebacker. He played 15 seasons in Pro Football, mainly in the National Football League with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He also spent time with the NFL Philadelphia Eagles and the American Football League's Denver Broncos.

Tarasovic was named to the UPI 2nd team All-NFL squad in 1959, and he is a member of the Western Pennsylvania Football Hall of Fame. Former New York Giants running back Alex Webster called Tarasovic "One of the toughest SOBs I ever played against."

George's brother, Phil Tarasovic, was captain of Yale's football team in 1955 and was also drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

References

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