Yale Lary

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Yale Lary
Yale Lary - 1952 Bowman Large.jpg
Lary on a 1952 Bowman football card
No. 28
Safety, punter, return specialist
Personal information
Date of birth: (1930-11-24)November 24, 1930
Place of birth: Fort Worth, Texas
Date of death: May 12, 2017(2017-05-12) (aged 86)
Place of death: Fort Worth, Texas
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)Weight: 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
College: Texas A&M
NFL Draft: 1952 / Round: 3 / Pick: 34
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Interceptions 50
Int. return yards 787
Punts 503
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com
Pro Football Hall of Fame

Robert Yale Lary, Sr. (November 24, 1930 – May 12, 2017) was an American businessman, politician, and former American football player.

He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1979 and was also selected for the NFL 1950s All-Decade Team. He has also been inducted into the Texas A&M Athletic Hall of Fame, the Texas Sports Hall of Fame, and the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame.

Lary played 11 seasons in the National Football League (NFL), all with the Detroit Lions, from 1952 to 1953 and from 1956 to 1964, missing the 1954 and 1955 seasons due to military service.

Even before retiring from the NFL, Lary served in the Texas House of Representatives, as a Democrat, from 1959 to 1963.[1]

Lary died in the early morning hours of May 12, 2017 in Fort Worth, Texas at the age of 86.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Texas Legislators Past and Present-Yale Lary
  2. "Yale Lary, 1930-2017". Pro Football Hall of Fame. May 12, 2017. Retrieved May 12, 2017.
  3. "Lions great, Pro Football Hall of Famer Yale Lary dies at 86". National Football League. May 12, 2017. Retrieved May 12, 2017.