You may remember Rosey Grier more for his needlepoint than his football career. This month’s contribution to the BoFN.
Greetings funny names fans. We are on a football roll here at the BoFN with our funny names in the 2017 NFL draft. Vote for your favorite name here. Polls close at noon E.D.T. today.
In keeping with the football theme, let’s discuss Roosevelt “Rosey” Grier. Rosey’s football career started in 1955 when he joined the New York Giants as the 31st overall pick in the third round of the draft. With his 6’ 5” stature, I think Giants a perfect marriage of name and height.
He was traded to the Los Angeles Rams in 1966 playing as part of the “Fearsome Foursome” with Merlin Olsen, Lamar Lundy and Deacon Jones. Rosey played for three more years before a torn achilles tendon retired him from football.
*Destiny rubbed his hands together.*
After retirement Rosey hosted his eponymous TV show…
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