Larry Rakestraw

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Larry Rakestraw
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Born:(1942-04-22)April 22, 1942
Mableton, Georgia
Died:August 4, 2019(2019-08-04) (aged 77)
Suwanee, Georgia
Career information
College: Georgia
NFL Draft: 1964  / Round: 8 / Pick: 112
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
TD-INT:4-9
Yards:589
QB Rating:40.7
Player stats at NFL.com

Larry Clyde Rakestraw (April 22, 1942 – August 4, 2019) was an American football quarterback in the NFL. He played three seasons for the Chicago Bears. Rakestraw attended the University of Georgia where he was a three-year starter at quarterback. He was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. Larry lived in Suwanee, Ga and had 11 grandchildren. He was inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame. [2]

College records at UGA

1963 Georgia vs. Miami

Rakestraw had 407 yards passing against Miami and broke one NCAA record - and 3 SEC records (414 total offense, 25 pass completions, 407 yards passing yards).

Rakestraw died on August 4, 2019 at the age of 77. [3]

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References

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  2. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2010-03-08.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. "Former Georgia quarterback Larry Rakestraw dies". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved August 10, 2019.