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Larry Grantham

Larry Grantham (Pro football.  Born, Crystal Springs, MS, Sept. 16, 1938.)  A quick and hard-hitting linebacker, James Larry Grantham was a defensive force for the Titans and Jets for 13 seasons (1960-72).  A star at Ole Miss, Grantham played in three bowl games for Mississippi and was sold on signing with the Titans by coach […]

Al Dorow

Al Dorow (Pro football.  Born, Imlay City, MI, Nov. 15, 1929; died, Okemos, MI, Dec. 7, 2009.)  Although portrayed in later years as little more than a joke, the original Titans were a competitive team in the early days of the A.F.L. and Albert Richard Dorow helped make them competitive.  In 28 games during the […]

John Dell Isola

John Dell Isola (College and pro football.  Born, Everett, MA, Feb. 10, 1912; died, Arlington, MA, Oct. 21, 1986.)  Following three varsity seasons at Fordham, John Dell Isola joined the Football Giants, where he was a regular on the interior line for seven seasons (1934-40).  Dell Isola was a center his first three years with […]

Sammy Baugh

Sammy Baugh (Pro football.  Born, Temple. Tex., Mar. 17, 1914; died, Rotan, TX, Dec. 14, 2008.)  A legendary name in pro football thanks to his years with the Washington Redskins (1937-52), Samuel Adrian Baugh was also the first coach of the Titans (who became the Jets in 1963).  An all-American at Texas Christian, Baugh led […]

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