Kyle Rote
Player of American football
Kyle Rote
William Kyle Rote, Sr. was an All-American running back at Southern Methodist University, Class of 1951, played for 11 years for the New York Giants, 1951-1961. Following his playing career, Rote served as the Giants backfield coach and was sports broadcaster for WNEW radio, NBC, and WNBC New York.
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Start of high school football season always an exciting time in Texas - KENS 5 TV (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
San Antonio long has been a bastion of high school football, producing some of the state's greatest legends, including Kyle Rote, Tobin Rote, Tommy Nobis, Warren McVea, Linus Baer, Tommy Kramer and Gabe Rivera. Whether it's at tradition-rich schools or
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SEC message to Texas A&M: Not today, but keep in touch - Houston Chronicle
Google News - over 5 years
15, 2002, Texan Kyle Rote, a sensation in the high school, college and professional football ranks died in Baltimore. His statistics speak for themselves. His deeds speak louder. Rote's son, Kyle, Jr., himself an accomplished athlete and soccer
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Carlson: OSU's biggest gift was a 'meatball' named Boone Pickens - NewsOK.com
Google News - over 5 years
That was a squad led by Kyle Rote, who would become an All-American for the SMU football team, then play 11 years in the NFL. Rote and Jefferson got the better of Pickens and Amarillo. But Pickens had a chance to keep playing basketball; Texas A&M had
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NFL owners won the 2011 battle, but the players didn't really lose - SI.com
Google News - over 5 years
The names are familiar: Don Shula, Frank Gifford, Kyle Rote and Norm Van Brocklin. But in 1956-57 they weren't only playing football. They were trying to secure such basic rights as a minimum leaguewide salary, per diem pay, getting uniforms and
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Martes 26 Julio 2011 se juega el Partido de las Estrellas del High School ... - Todo El Futbol Americano
Google News - over 5 years
Muchos grandes jugadores han participado en los últimos 76 años, incluyendo: Tom Landry, Don Meredith, Kyle Rote, Tommy Nobis, Earl Campbell, Billy Sims, Eric Dickerson, Roosevelt, Billy Joe Toliver, Dickey Curtis, Thurman Thomas, Zach Thomas,
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College Football Hall of Fame provides plenty of Alabama memories (Hicks) - The Huntsville Times - al.com
Google News - over 5 years
There's also Doak Walker, Jim Brown, Frank Howard, Floyd Little, John David Crow, Don Meredith, Charlie "Choo Choo" Justice and Kyle Rote. The Hall of Fame is scheduled to move to Atlanta in the fall of 2013, but it will have at least one more season,
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Your Turn — July 16, 2011 - San Antonio Express
Google News - over 5 years
With football season approaching, it brought to mind a story you had back in February about who was the best pro football player from San Antonio, Kyle Rote or Tommy Nobis. We submit Kyle's cousin, Tobin Rote, was the best. He's the only player to ever
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Robustelli Brought Defense to the Fore - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
Fans were able to rub elbows and exchange pleasantries with Robustelli, Huff, all-purpose back Frank Gifford, quarterbacks Charlie Conerly and YA Tittle, receiver Kyle Rote, fullback Alex Webster and other members of Big Blue at the pre-season camp
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Remembering Andy Robustelli - Utica Observer Dispatch (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
We knew all the Giant offensive heroes like Frank Gifford, Alex Webster, Charlie Connerly, Roosevelt Brown, Jack Stroud, Mel Triplett, and Kyle Rote, but we were in love with the defense – Sam Huff, Rosey Grier, Dick Modzelewski, Dick Lynch,
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Andy Robustelli, 85, Who Helped Weave 'DEE-Fense' Into Giants' Fabric, Is Dead
NYTimes - over 5 years
Andy Robustelli, the Giants' Hall of Fame defensive end in their glory years of the late 1950s and early '60s, when shouts of ''DEE-fense'' rang from the stands at Yankee Stadium, died on Tuesday in Stamford, Conn., his hometown. He was 85. His death, at Stamford Hospital, resulted from complications of recent bladder surgery, a daughter-in-law,
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Andy Robustelli, Giants' Hall of Fame Defensive End, Dies at 85 - New York Times
Google News - over 5 years
The Giants' offense featured stars like Charlie Conerly, Frank Gifford, Kyle Rote, Alex Webster and Roosevelt Brown. But it was the defensive alignment, featuring Robustelli, Roosevelt Grier, Dick Modzelewski and Jim Katcavage on the line,
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SB Nation New York Player Of The Week: Bartolo Colon - SB Nation
Google News - almost 6 years
Will this duo join the long list of successful first-round selections by the Giants and New York Jets, such as Kyle Rote, Frank Gifford, Phil Simms, Lawrence Taylor, Carl Banks, Rodney Hampton, Hakeem Nicks, Matt Snell, Joe Namath, John Riggins,
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SIT DOWN AUCTION Great Fresh Estate Items - Antiques and Arts Weekly
Google News - almost 6 years
Football: Bobby Lane, Kyle Rote, Alan Ameche, Doak Walker, Norm van Brocklin. Boxer Rocky Marciano, and more Collection of golfing items including vintage games, book ends and silver. Great autographed Jazz books, Leather High Eagle Fireman's Helmet,
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Three Up, Three Down: Hauck, Rice bring humor, harmony to tennis fling - Las Vegas Review - Journal
Google News - almost 6 years
He's good in fishing, too, though fishing wasn't a sport when Kyle Rote Jr. won "The Superstars" on ABC. Rice plays golf to a 6-handicap. He said he used to hit tennis balls with Jay Spoonhour during lunch hour when they were assistant coaches under
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SPORTS BRIEFING | SOCCER; Rote Jr. Makes Hall of Fame
NYTimes - almost 7 years
Kyle Rote Jr., the North American Soccer League's 1973 rookie of the year, has been elected to the United States National Soccer Hall of Fame on the veteran ballot. Rote was a forward for Dallas (1972-78) and Houston (1979), and made five appearances for the United States national team from 1973 to 1975. His father, Kyle Rote, starred for the
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SPORTS OF THE TIMES; With New Coach, Marbury Clings to Past
NYTimes - over 8 years
The first true sign of a transitioning Knicks culture was apparent upon walking through the gymnasium door, into an open practice, where Stephon Marbury's jersey was as blue as one of his midseason moods. Scrimmaging with the projected subs as the shooting guard, he was no longer in charge of the offense, much less the organization. On record that
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SPORTS OF THE TIMES; Tale of the Ticker Tape Will Live On and On
NYTimes - about 9 years
The Giants were back home in New York, at least for a few hours. The only question was if Mara Weather still existed. A gloomy sky hung over Lower Manhattan on Tuesday morning for the first ticker-tape parade in the history of this glorious franchise, which was celebrating the magnificent victory over the Patriots in Sunday's Super Bowl. The Mara
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SPORTS OF THE TIMES; Setting Records Is Not a Priority For Toomer
NYTimes - over 9 years
East Rutherford, N.J. The afternoon began with a historic flourish, with the quiet receiver, No. 81 in Giants blue, cradling Eli Manning's soft 4-yard toss in the back of the end zone. Soon came the announcement that Amani Toomer, a forever Giant, playing in his 12th pro season, had himself a franchise-record 49th career touchdown catch, leaving
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Giants' Toomer Excels With a Body of Work
NYTimes - over 9 years
Amani Toomer's most impressive moment during the Giants' victory Monday night over the Atlanta Falcons was one of the following: a) His seventh catch, which allowed him to pass Tiki Barber for most career receptions as a Giant (587). b) His 5-yard touchdown catch, which tied him with Kyle Rote for most touchdown receptions as a Giant (48). c) His
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Kyle Rote
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2002
    Age 73
    Died on August 15, 2002.
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  • 1995
    Age 66
    In 1995, Rote was named as wide receiver on the All-Time Giants Team in conjunction with the 75th celebration of the founding of the NFL.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1976
    Age 47
    Rote married Betty-Nina Langmack in 1976.
    More Details Hide Details Rote was the cousin of Tobin Rote, a multi-championship winning and record holding AFL and NFL quarterback. Rote authored the books, Pro Football for the Fans and The Language of Pro Football, and wrote the Giants Fight Song. He also published two volumes of poetry, was an ASCAP songwriter, accomplished pianist, and oil painter having a number of his works shown at museums throughout the United States.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1965
    Age 36
    In 1965, Rote married Sharon Ritchie (Miss America 1956); they were divorced in 1973.
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  • 1961
    Age 32
    Following his playing career in 1961, Rote served as the Giants backfield coach for two years and in both those years New York captured the NFL's Eastern Division championship.
    More Details Hide Details While in the NFL, Rote spent the offseasons as the sports director for radio station WNEW. In the '60s and early '70s, like his former New York Giant teammates Frank Gifford, Pat Summerall, and Thomas Conlin, he enjoyed a second career as a sportscaster, working at NBC and WNBS New York on radio and television.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1956
    Age 27
    In all, Rote played in four world championship games, including the 1956 NFL Championship against the Chicago Bears, and the 1958 game won by the Baltimore Colts in sudden-death overtime 23-17, known as The Greatest Game, the first ever nationally televised NFL championship game.
    More Details Hide Details Rote was the captain of the New York Giants for eight years. Rote spearheaded the movement that became the NFL Players Association, fighting for equal opportunities for all players, so that all players of all races would receive equal treatment when the teams played on the road. Rote became the NFLPA's first elected president serving for several years, and also acted as the Giants team representative. Rote was inducted into the Cotton Bowl Hall of Fame, Texas Sports Hall of Fame, College Football Hall of Fame, Texas Pro Football Hall of Fame, San Antonio Hall of Fame, Texas High School Football Hall of Fame, Texas High School Basketball Hall of Fame, Southwest Conference All-Time Team, and received the SMU Distinguished Alumni Award.
  • 1951
    Age 22
    The New York Giants selected Rote with the first pick in the 1951 NFL Draft.
    More Details Hide Details He started out as a running back, but after the first two years switched to wide receiver due to a knee injury. When Rote retired after the 1961 season, he had become the Giants' career leader in pass receptions (300), receiving yardage (4,805), and touchdown receptions (48). He was second highest in total touchdowns (56) and fifth-leading scorer (312 points). His average gain per catch was 15.9 yards.
  • 1949
    Age 20
    Rote and his first wife, Elizabeth Jeanett Jamison, married in 1949 and had four children - Kyle, Gary, Chris, and Elizabeth.
    More Details Hide Details His oldest son, Kyle Rote, Jr., was one of the first notable soccer stars from the United States. He said of his father, "To me the most remarkable thing about him from a football standpoint was that he had fourteen teammates who named their sons after him."
    In the SMU vs. Oregon 1949 Cotton Bowl, Rote, kicking out of his own end zone, had a punt land 84 yards from the line of scrimmage.
    More Details Hide Details During his years at SMU, Rote also played varsity baseball and track. In his senior year at SMU, Rote was runner-up for the Heisman Trophy. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1964. Immediately after graduation at SMU, Rote signed a contract with the Corpus Christi Aces of the Class B Gulf Coast Baseball League. In 23 games his batting average was .348.
    In a historic game in 1949, in a near upset by SMU over Notre Dame, Rote ran for 115 yards, threw for 146 yards and scored all three SMU touchdowns in a 27-20 loss.
    More Details Hide Details Rote's performance was voted by the Texas Sportswriters Association as "The Outstanding Individual Performance by a Texas Athlete in the First Half of the 20th Century." Twenty-five years later, Notre Dame made Rote an "Honorary Member" of their Championship Team. Rote still holds the National Collegiate record for the longest punt.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1947
    Age 18
    After graduating from high school in 1947, Rote accepted an athletic scholarship to Southern Methodist University where he became one of the most celebrated collegiate football players in the country.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1928
    Born
    Born on October 27, 1928.
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