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Jack Laraway

Jack Laraway
No. 57, 34
Personal information
Date of birth: (1935-09-20) September 20, 1935 (age 78)
Place of birth: Erie, Pennsylvania
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
(By the Detroit Lions)
Debuted in 1960 for the Buffalo Bills
Last played in 1961 for the Houston Oilers
Career history
 As player:
 As coach:
Jack Laraway was the physical education instructor and head football coach of the Lee Burneson Jr. High Demons during the 1975 school year in Westlake, Ohio. His youngest son Ron Laraway also played for the team. Jack Laraway was the defensive coordinator for Rocky River High School Football team from 1983 to 1985. He nicknamed the RR "Rats" defense.
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 1961
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Jack Duane Laraway (born September 20, 1935 in Erie, Pennsylvania) is a former American football linebacker who played in the American Football League. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, class of 1997.


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[1] helping them to the AFL Championship game in which Houston defeated the San Diego Chargers 10-3.

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.


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