Jack Laraway

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Jack Laraway
No. 57, 34
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Born:(1935-09-20)September 20, 1935
Erie, Pennsylvania
Died:December 3, 2017(2017-12-03) (aged 82)
Naples, Florida
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school:Erie Academy
College: Purdue
NFL Draft: 1959  / Round: 10 / Pick: 112
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:22
Games started:18
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Jack Duane Laraway (September 20, 1935 – December 3, 2017) [1] was an American football linebacker who played in the American Football League. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, class of 1997.


Professional career

Laraway played college football at Purdue University and was drafted into the National Football League by the Detroit Lions in the 1959 NFL Draft in the tenth round and as the 112th pick overall. Injured in a 1960 preseason game with the Detroit Lions, he played the 1960 season for the Buffalo Bills of the American Football League, starting 10 games at Left Outside Linebacker. He signed with the Houston Oilers in 1961 [2] helping them to the AFL Championship game in which Houston defeated the San Diego Chargers 10-3. 1962 Linebacker Houston Oilers. In 1963, Laraway scored the first points in New York Jets team history with a sack of Buffalo Bills QB Jack Kemp for a 2-point safety.

Laraway wore jersey number 57 with the Buffalo Bills and number 34 with the Houston Oilers. In 1961, with the Houston Oilers, he had 1 interception, returned 30 yards and one kickoff return for 22 yards.

Post football career

Laraway was the physical education instructor and head football coach for the Lee Burneson Junior High School during the 1975 school year in Westlake, Ohio. His son, Ron also played for the team. Jack Laraway was the defensive coordinator for Rocky River High School football team from 1983 to 1985.

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  1. "Jack Laraway Obituary - Naples, Florida". Busch Funeral and Crematory Services. Retrieved 2020-10-04.
  2. "Jack Laraway". NFL.com. National Football League. Retrieved 30 November 2010.