Randy Gradishar

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3, 1952
Warren, OH
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3, 1952 (age 68)
Warren, OH


Former NFL linebacker who was a member of the Denver Broncos' "Orange Crush" defense of the 1970s and 1980s. A 7-time Pro Bowler and 5-time First-team All-Pro, he's considered by many in the sport to be one of the best, and perhaps under-appreciated, to ever play his position.

Before Fame

He attended Ohio State University, where he played for legendary coach Woody Hayes and came sixth in Heisman Trophy voting as a senior. He was the 14th overall pick in 1974.


He's a member of the College Football Hall of Fame and Denver Broncos Ring of Honor. He was the 1978 NFL Defensive Player of the Year.

Family Life

He grew up in Warren Ohio and is in high school and university's hall of fame.

Associated With

He and two-time Heisman Trophy-winner Archie Griffin were teammates at Ohio State.