Paul Rochester is confirmed dead at the age of 81.
Paul was best known as a American football player (New York Jets).
Paul Rochester
No. 72, 73
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born:(1938-07-15)July 15, 1938
Lansing, Michigan
Died:June 9, 2020(2020-06-09) (aged 81)
Jacksonville, Florida
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
College:Michigan State
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:132
Fumble recoveries:2
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR
Paul "Rocky" Rochester (July 15, 1938 - June 9, 2020) was an American football defensive tackle. He played for the Dallas Texans/Kansas City Chiefs (1960–1963) and the New York Jets (1964–1969) in the American Football League. He played college football at Michigan State University.
He was an American Football League All-Star in 1961, and he earned an AFL Championship ring with the New York Jets in 1968 and had the only sack of the game; as well as a World Championship with the Jets after the 1968 season, when he was team co-captain in the Jets' destruction of the NFL Champion Baltimore Colts. Rochester is one of only twenty players who played the entire ten years of the AFL's existence.
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