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RIP, Rob Lytle

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Steak Snabler, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Former Michigan and Denver Broncos running back dead from a heart attack at 56:

    http://www.thenews-messenger.com/article/20101121/UPDATES04/101120003/1006/SPORTS
     
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    I remember following him growing up... Was a solid player for a solid coach...
    I know several of his former teammates are having drinks in his honor as we speak.... RIP
     
  3. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Loved watching him growing up as a Broncos fan. Way too young.

    RIP.

    Nice tribute from Sacco.

    http://blog.denverbroncos.com/jsaccomano/remembering-rob-lytle/
     
  4. Colton

    Colton Active Member

    Way too young.

    RIP
     
  5. WolvEagle

    WolvEagle Active Member

    He was a hell of a player at Michigan - and a team player, too. He would move back and forth between fullback and tailback, depending on who was out there with him. He epitomized Bo's mantra - "The Team, The Team, The Team."

    He also was third in the 1976 Heisman voting, despite changing positions on almost every play.

    It's too bad that injuries cut short a promising NFL career. It would have been interesting to see what he could have done had be been healthy.

    Way, way too young.

    RIP.
     
  6. Layman

    Layman Active Member

    First football player I can remember actually "hating" (childhood, sports fan definition of the word). He ran all over my beloved home town high school team....then had the stones to actually go north and play for Michigan. MICHIGAN!?!?!

    Wonderful player, gone much too young.

    RIP
     
  7. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    That was a fumble.

    [/aldavis]
     
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