Super Bowl champion Jet Paul ‘Rocky’ Rochester has died at the age of 81

Defensive lineman Paul “Rocky” Rochester of the New York Jets’ Super Bowl-winning team died in 1969. He was 61 years old.

The team announced Rochester was dead On his website on TuesdaySays it happened last weekend but did not provide additional details.

Rochester started his football career with the Dallas Texans in 19 Pro0 and played three plus seasons with the AFL team that will become the Kansas City Chief. Shortly after being released in the 1963 season, the Rochester Jets signed and became their first left defensive tackle.

He played 6/7 season for the Jets and embellished his playing career by helping Joe Namath and the Jets win the only Super Bowl title in the franchise.

“Paul was an underrated defensive tracker who played a key role in the Jets Super Bowl Championship team,” Jets’ public relations director Frank Ramos told the team’s website. “He was a great runner-up, able to get Gary Philbin and Verlon Biggs out from the outside, and John Elliott, able to get to the middle with a quick defensive tackle. The number one defense. “

After winning the Super Bowl, Rochester retired and Paul Rochester and Associates started their own business, selling building and roofing materials in Florida, Georgia and Alabama. He also sold real estate.

Rochester was born in Lansing, Michigan, and grew up in Floral Park, New York. He was a football and lacrosse star at Sewanhaka High School and went to Michigan State. Dallas signed him as an undefeated free agent and he was one of only 20 players to play in all 10 seasons of the AFL before joining in 1920.

Rochester is survived by his wife Nancy, children Laurel Nielsen and Don and two grandchildren.

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