Lyle Alzado
NFL football player, actor
Lyle Alzado
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.
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Proposed Los Angeles NFL stadium has name change: Local report - Yahoo! Sports
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Although born and raised with Eagles fans in Philadelphia, Freddy Sherman has always been a citizen of Raider Nation at heart. Since his dad got him a signed George Blanda football as child, to meeting Lyle Alzado in the 1980s, he hasn't looked back
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Downtown LA NFL stadium proposal takes a hit: Local's view - Yahoo! Sports
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Although born and raised with Eagles fans in Philadelphia, Freddy Sherman has always been a citizen of Raider Nation at heart. Since his dad got him a signed George Blanda football as child, to meeting Lyle Alzado in the 1980s, he hasn't looked back
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What about the other Los Angeles NFL stadium proposal? Fan's view - Yahoo! Sports
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Although born and raised with Eagles fans in Philadelphia, F. Michael Sherman has always been a citizen of Raider Nation at heart. Since his dad got him a signed George Blanda football as child, to meeting Lyle Alzado in the 1980s, he hasn't looked
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Oakland Raiders: Is It Time To Disband the Black and Silver? - Bleacher Report
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From Lester Hayes to Lyle Alzado to Chester McGlockton, the Raiders always have been known for their toughness, aggressive attitude and, shall we say, less-than-sporting style of play. And while no team wants to be thought of as soft, the Raiders revel
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Will the Jaguars move to Los Angeles? Local's look - Yahoo! Sports
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Although born and raised with Eagles fans in Philadelphia, F. Michael Sherman has always been a citizen of Raider Nation at heart. Since his dad got him a signed George Blanda football as child, to meeting Lyle Alzado in the 1980s, he hasn't looked
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Mays and Luckman (and Alzado) - BengalsInsider.com (subscription)
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What does newly-acquired safety Taylor Mays have in common with Hall of Fame quarterback Sid Luckman and former All-Pro defensive lineman Lyle Alzado? Here's a hint: Mays was inducted into the Southern California Jewish Sports Hall of
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AEG reveals list of possible NFL teams to move to Los Angeles: Fan reaction - Yahoo! Sports
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Although born and raised with Eagles fans in Philadelphia, F. Michael Sherman has always been a citizen of Raider Nation at heart. Since his dad got him a signed George Blanda football as child, to meeting Lyle Alzado in the 1980s, he hasn't looked
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Will the Vikings move to Los Angeles? Fan's outlook - Yahoo! Sports
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Although born and raised with Eagles fans in Philadelphia, F. Michael Sherman has always been a citizen of Raider Nation at heart. Since his dad got him a signed George Blanda football as child, to meeting Lyle Alzado in the 1980s, he hasn't looked
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Broncos need to bring back the Orange Crush - kwgn.com
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And every time you see it, you flash back to the days of the Haven Moses, Louis Wright, Tom Jackson and Lyle Alzado. I get goose bumps just talking about it. I am so pumped that football is back, but to bring back the Orange Crush jerseys will make the
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Yahoo! Contributor Network - Yahoo! Sports
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The Raiders Memorial Wall lists many other Oakland players, including Lyle Alzado and John Matuszak. As I write about some of these outstanding men that the world has lost, I find myself not only missing some of the greatest players of all time,
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Oakland Raiders : Best Defensive Players Not in the Hall of Fame - Bleacher Report
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He backed up Hall of Famer Howie Long and Lyle Alzado that year and the trio combined for 30.5 sacks. Townsend had 10.5 sacks in the regular season, then 4.5 in the post season as the Raiders would win Super Bowl XVIII. He also had a safety and fumble
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Jury for Clemens trial nearly finalized - MLB.com
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A football player at Syracuse for a time, he knew about steroids from hearing about NFL player Lyle Alzado's death being attributed to steroid use. He grew up in a tough part of Philadelphia and remains an Eagles and Phillies fan
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Pete Duranko Was a Brave Leader and Hero for NFL Players - Bleacher Report
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Denver drafted Lyle Alzado in 1971, so Duranko helped shore up the defensive line by moving to defensive tackle and replacing the departed Costa in 1972. When Jackson's career ended from knee injuries, he moved back to defensive end in 1973
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Greatest Raiders by jersey number: 75-99 - Thoughts from the Dark Side
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77: Lyle Alzado- He joined the Raiders in 1982 at the tail end of an already long NFL career. When he came to the Raiders, the league began officially recording sacks of which he had seven in each of his first two seasons, the second of which saw the
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It All Begins in Your Own Backyard - Patch.com
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Lance Armstrong, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Marion Jones, Lyle Alzado and countless others have all been scrutinized for using performance enhancing drugs. While many lament the used of PEDs, others (including many coaches, owners, other players and
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    FORTIES
  • 1992
    Age 42
    Lyle Alzado died on May 14, 1992 at age 43 after a battle with brain cancer.
    More Details Hide Details He was buried at River View Cemetery in Portland, Oregon.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1988
    Age 38
    Following his retirement from playing, Alzado worked as a part-time color analyst for NBC's NFL coverage in 1988–89.
    More Details Hide Details Indeed, the man whom ESPN would later find a "violent, combative player known for his short temper" inspired the league rule against throwing a helmet after having done so himself to an opponent's helmet. Peter Alzado, Lyle's brother, later identified the years of their youth—marked by an absent, alcoholic father and an over-worked mother—as the crucible for Alzado's unremittingly fierce style of play. "That violence that you saw on the field was not real stuff," his brother held. "Lyle used football as a way of expressing his anger at the world and at the way he grew up." Defensive end Greg Townsend, a teammate on the Raiders, contended that the savagery for which Alzado became noted represented only part of a "split personality." "Off the field," remembered Townsend, "he was the gentle giant. So caring, so warm, so giving."
  • 1985
    Age 35
    Alzado retired at the end of the 1985 season.
    More Details Hide Details He attempted a comeback in 1990, but injured a knee during training camp and was released. In 196 career games, he racked up 112.5 sacks, 24 forced fumbles, and nearly 1,000 tackles, while earning Pro Bowl honors in 1977 and 1978.
  • 1984
    Age 34
    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.
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  • 1983
    Age 33
    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.
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  • 1982
    Age 32
    In the strike-shortened 1982 season of 9 games, Alzado recorded 7 sacks and 30 tackles while being voted All-AFC.
    More Details Hide Details This was the sixth season out of his first 12 campaigns that he received some sort of post-season honor.
  • 1981
    Age 31
    Although he played a full season in 1981, his play was seemingly so superior in 1982 that he garnered the award.
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    In 1981 he suffered some injuries, and at times his focus on football was diminished because of problems in his private life.
    More Details Hide Details Still, he recorded 83 tackles and led the Browns in sacks with 8½. However, the Browns traded him to the Oakland Raiders in 1982. Being discarded by the Browns rekindled a fire in Alzado, and he worked out with a vengeance. In 1982 he was voted the NFL Comeback Player of the Year.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1979
    Age 29
    Alzado played well with the Browns, making second team All-AFC in 1979 while playing defensive end.
    More Details Hide Details He had 80 tackles that year to go with his seven sacks. The following year the Browns won the AFC Central division, losing to the Raiders in the Divisional round. Alzado led the Browns in sacks with nine, and was All-Pro and All-AFC.
    In 1979 he had a contract dispute, and the Broncos traded him to the Cleveland Browns.
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  • 1978
    Age 28
    In 1978, the Broncos again went to the AFC playoffs, but lost the rematch in the first round to the eventual champions Steelers.
    More Details Hide Details Alzado had 77 tackles and 9 sacks and recorded his first NFL safety. (Alzado would record two more in his career, which ties him in second place all-time). He was 2nd team All-Pro and a consensus All-AFC pick.
  • 1976
    Age 26
    On the first play of the 1976 season, Alzado blew out a knee and missed that campaign.
    More Details Hide Details The Broncos were 9–5 but SPORT magazine reported that 12 players, including Alzado, did not think the team could reach the playoffs with coach John Ralston. Ralston was replaced as coach by Red Miller for the 1977 season. The 1977 season was the most successful in franchise history to that point; the Broncos had one of the NFL's best defenses, went 12–2 and then beat Pittsburgh Steelers and Oakland Raiders, the team with which he would later star, in the playoffs to reach Super Bowl XII. In that game, played in New Orleans, they were beaten soundly 27–10 by the Dallas Cowboys. Still, the year was a big success for Alzado, who was voted consensus All-Pro and consensus All-AFC as well as winning the UPI AFC Defensive Player of the Year. He also led the Broncos in sacks with 8, while making 80 tackles.
  • 1975
    Age 25
    The 1975 season brought change, as Alzado moved to defensive tackle.
    More Details Hide Details He responded with 91 tackles and 7 sacks. Alzado took a step backward as did the Broncos with a 6–8 record.
  • 1974
    Age 24
    In 1974, Alzado gained more notice as one publication named him All-AFC, with his 13 sacks and 80 tackles (eight for a loss) he was being recognized with the NFL's top defensive ends, such as Elvin Bethea, Jack Youngblood, L. C. Greenwood, Claude Humphrey, and Carl Eller.
    More Details Hide Details The Denver Broncos posted their second consecutive winning season, going 7–6–1.
  • 1973
    Age 23
    In 1973, Alzado posted excellent numbers as the Broncos had a winning record for the first time in team history with a 7–5–2 mark.
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  • 1971
    Age 21
    When the Broncos' starting right defensive end was injured in 1971, Alzado took over the job and went on to make various All-rookie teams for his contributions of 60 tackles and 8 sacks.
    More Details Hide Details The following year, Alzado began to get national attention as he racked up 10½ sacks to go with his 91 tackles.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1969
    Age 19
    During his college years, Alzado participated in amateur boxing, and made it to the semi-finals of the 1969 Midwest Golden Gloves Boxing Tournament, held in Omaha.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1949
    Born
    Born on April 3, 1949.
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