Lyle Alzado

Nfl Football Player + Actor
Born Apr 3, 1949

Lyle Martin Alzado was a professional American football defensive lineman of the National Football League famous for his intense and intimidating style of play. He played 15 seasons, splitting his time between the Denver Broncos, the Cleveland Browns, and finally the Los Angeles Raiders, with whom he won a championship in Super Bowl XVIII. Alzado died after a battle with brain cancer in 1992 at the age of 43.… Read More

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1949 Birth Born on April 3, 1949.


1969 - 1974 4 More Events
1975 26 Years Old The 1975 season brought change, as Alzado moved to defensive tackle. … Read More
1976 27 Years Old On the first play of the 1976 season, Alzado blew out a knee and missed that campaign. … Read More
1978 29 Years Old In 1978, the Broncos again went to the AFC playoffs, but lost the rematch in the first round to the eventual champions Steelers. … Read More


1979 30 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1979 he had a contract dispute, and the Broncos traded him to the Cleveland Browns.
1981 32 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1981 he suffered some injuries, and at times his focus on football was diminished because of problems in his private life. … Read More
1982 33 Years Old In the strike-shortened 1982 season of 9 games, Alzado recorded 7 sacks and 30 tackles while being voted All-AFC. … Read More
1983 34 Years Old He continued to perform well for the Raiders in the 1983 season, helping lead them to a Super Bowl victory that year while recording 50 tackles and 7½ sacks.
1984 35 Years Old He also had an outstanding 1984 season with 63 tackles and 6 sacks, but the next year his tackle and sack totals dipped to 31 and 3 following a mid-season injury.
1985 36 Years Old Alzado retired at the end of the 1985 season. … Read More
1988 39 Years Old Following his retirement from playing, Alzado worked as a part-time color analyst for NBC's NFL coverage in 1988–89. … Read More


1992 43 Years Old Lyle Alzado died on May 14, 1992 at age 43 after a battle with brain cancer. … Read More
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