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Kyle Rote Born October 27, 1928 Died August 15, 2002 October 27 is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 65 days remaining. ... 1928 was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... August 15 is the 227th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (228th in leap years), with 138 days remaining. ... 2002(MMII) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Kyle Rote, an All-American running back at Southern Methodist University, Class of 1951, played for 11 years for the New York Giants, 1951-1961. Southern Methodist University, often known by its abbreviation of SMU, is a private university in University Park, Texas, USA, located in the heart of Dallas. ... 1951 was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... Conference NFC Division East Year Founded 1925 Home Field Giants Stadium City East Rutherford, New Jersey Team Colors Blue, Red, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin League Championships (6) NFL Champions: 1927, 1934, 1938, 1956 Super Bowl: 1986 (XXI), 1990 (XXV) Conference Championships (9) NFL Eastern: 1956, 1958, 1959, 1961...


Born October 27, 1928 at San Antonio, Texas, Rote -- during his school days at Thomas Jefferson High School -- earned All-State honors in both football and basketball, while also being considered one of the region's brightest pro baseball prospects. He was a running back in football, a guard in basketball, an outfielder in baseball, and a member of the track team. San Antonio (the Spanish name of Saint Anthony) is a common toponym in parts of the world where the Spanish language is or was spoken: Argentina San Antonio, Jujuy province Belize San Antonio, Cayo District Chile San Antonio Mexico San Antonio, San Luis Potosí Philippines San Antonio, Quezon San Antonio... ...


After graduating from high school in 1947, Rote accepted an athletic scholarship to SMU where he became one of the most celebrated collegiate football players in the country. In a historic game in 1949, in a near upset by SMU over Notre Dame, Rote ran for 115 yards, threw for 146 yards and scored all three SMU touchdowns in a 27-20 loss. Rote's performance was voted by the Texas Sportswriters Association as "The Outstanding Individual Performance by a Texas Athlete in the First Half of the 20th Century." Twenty-five years later, Notre Dame made Rote an "Honorary Member" to their Championship Team. Rote still holds the National Collegiate record for the longest punt. In the SMU vs. Oregon 1949 Cotton Bowl, Rote, kicking out of his own end zone, had a punt land 84 yards from the line of scrimmage. During his years at SMU, Rote also played varsity baseball and track. Immediately after graduation at SMU, Rote signed a contract with the Corpus Christi Aces of the Class B Gulf Coast Baseball League. In 23 games his batting average was .347. That same year, 1950, Rote finished second to Cary Middlecoff in the Celebrity Golf Tournament. 1947 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1949 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... The Cotton Bowl can refer to: The Cotton Bowl annual college football game The Cotton Bowl stadium that plays host to the above football game and other events. ... Batting average is a statistic in both baseball and cricket measuring the performance of baseball hitters and cricket batsmen, respectively. ... 1950 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Dr. Cary Middlecoff was a dentist from Memphis, Tennessee who gave up his practice to join what is now the PGA TOUR in the 1940s, a time when the practice would quite likely have promised to have been more lucrative. ...


Rote, the NFL's 1951 No. 1 draft choice, turned in his baseball uniform at the end of May so he could report for early practice with the New York Giants. He started out as a running back, but after the first two years switched to wide receiver after a knee injury. When Rote retired after the 1961 season, he had become the Giants' career leader in pass receptions (300), receiving yardage (4,805), and touchdown receptions (48)-- still a record. He was second highest in total touchdowns (56) and fifth-leading scorer (312 points). His average gain per catch was 15.9 yards. In all, Rote played in four world championship games, including the 1956 match against Chicago for the NFL crown when the Giants humiliated the Bears 47-7, and the 1958 game won by the Baltimore Colts in sudden-death overtime 23-17. 1951 was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... A (sports) draft is a process by which professional sports teams select players not contracted to any team, often from colleges or amateur ranks. ... High school running back A running back, halfback or tailback is the position of a player on an American football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... Jerry Rice holds every major career record for wide receivers in the National Football League. ... 1956 was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1958 was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... There have been two unrelated American football teams called the Baltimore Colts based in Baltimore, Maryland. ...


Rote authored the books, Pro Football for the Fans and The Language of Pro Football, and wrote the "Giants Fight Song." He also published two volumes of poetry, was an ASCAP songwriter, accomplished pianist, and oil painter having a number of his works shown at museums throughout the United States. The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) is an organization known as a collecting society that protects intellectual property, ensuring that music which is broadcast, commercially recorded, or otherwise used for profit, pays a fee to compensate the creators of that music. ...


Rote was the original founder of the NFL Players Association, was its first elected president serving for several years, and also acted as the Giants team representative.


Following his playing career, Rote served as the Giants backfield coach and in both those years New York captured the NFL's Eastern Division championship (though they lost both times in the finals to Green Bay). After coaching, Rote spent eight years with WNEW radio as the lead sports broadcaster, and seven years with both NBC and WNBC New York as a sportscaster, both on radio and television. WNEW is a New York City FM radio station operating at 102. ... The National Broadcasting Company or NBC is an American television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... WNBC may mean the following broadcast stations in the city of New York: WNBC-TV 4 WNBC AM 660, now WFAN WNBC-FM 97. ...


Rote has been selected to the Cotton Bowl Hall of Fame, Texas Sports Hall of Fame, College Football Hall of Fame, Texas Pro Football Hall of Fame, San Antonio Hall of Fame, Texas High School Football Hall of Fame, Texas High School Basketball Hall of Fame, Southwestern Conference All-Time Team, and the SMU Distinguished Alumni Award. In his senior year at SMU, Rote was runner-up for the Heisman Trophy. In 1995, Rote was named as wide receiver on the All-Time Giants Team in conjunction with the 75th celebration of the founding of the NFL. The College Football Hall of Fame, located in South Bend, Indiana, United States, is a hall of fame devoted to college football. ... The Heisman Memorial Trophy Award, considered the most prestigious award in American college football, is given annually to the top player in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ...


Rote was the captain of the New York Giants for eight years and was so respected and admired by his teammates that many named their sons 'Kyle'. Conference NFC Division East Year Founded 1925 Home Field Giants Stadium City East Rutherford, New Jersey Team Colors Blue, Red, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin League Championships (6) NFL Champions: 1927, 1934, 1938, 1956 Super Bowl: 1986 (XXI), 1990 (XXV) Conference Championships (9) NFL Eastern: 1956, 1958, 1959, 1961...


Kyle Rote died on August 15, 2002 in Baltimore from pneumonia. He is survived by his wife, Nina Langmack Rote, four children, four stepchildren, and fifteen grandchildren. This article is about the city in the US state of Maryland. ...


Also see KyleRote.org [1]


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Kyle Rote (208 words)
Rote died from cardiopulmonary complications at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, following emergency surgery a week ago.
Rote lettered at SMU from 1948-50 and shared the same backfield with Doak Walker.
A lifetime friend of SMU Athletics, Rote was also a founding member of the Doak Walker Associates.
CNNSI.com - Pro Football - Former N.Y. Giants favorite Kyle Rote dead at 74 - Thursday August 15, 2002 05:09 PM (0 words)
Rote, an All-American at Southern Methodist and the No. 1 pick in the 1951 NFL Draft, later was the first president of the NFL Players Association.
Before Kyle hurt his knee, he was as powerful a runner as Webster was and as smooth a runner and as good a receiver as Gifford was.
Rote caught 300 passes for 4,797 yards, a 16-yard average, and 48 touchdowns.
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