George Preas

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George Preas
No. 60
Born:(1933-06-25)June 25, 1933
Roanoke, Virginia
Died:February 24, 2007(2007-02-24) (aged 73)
Roanoke, Virginia
Career information
Position(s) Defensive end
Guard
Tackle
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight244 lb (111 kg)
College Virginia Tech
NFL draft 1955 / Round: 5 / Pick: 51
Career history
As player
1955–1965 Baltimore Colts
Career highlights and awards
HonorsVirginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame
Virginia Sports Hall of Fame
Career stats

George Robert Preas (June 25, 1933 February 24, 2007) was an American football lineman in the National Football League for the Baltimore Colts.

Preas grew up in Roanoke, Virginia and played high school football at Jefferson High School, graduating in 1951. He went on to star at Virginia Tech, and was inducted as a member of the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame in 1983, the second year Tech honored its former athletes.

He was drafted by the Baltimore Colts, and played offensive tackle for the Colts from 1955–65, alongside teammates like quarterback Johnny Unitas, receiver Raymond Berry, running back Lenny Moore, left tackle Jim Parker, defensive tackle Art Donovan and defensive end Gino Marchetti.

Preas died in the South Roanoke Nursing Home in 2007.

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