Former USC and Eagles Defensive End Tim Rossovich Dies at 72
Minute Media Top 2018
By Mike Luciano
December 7, 2018
The NFL and college football families lost another tremendous ambassador today as former Eagles defensive end Tim Rossovich passes away after an extended illness.
He was 72 years old.
Rossovich was born on March 14, 1946 in Palo Alto, Calif. Rossovich was picked 14th overall in the 1968 NFL Draft by the Eagles after being honored as an All American at USC.
Rossovich was known as a relentless, angry pass rusher who had tremendous strength off the edge. Rossovich made his only Pro Bowl in 1969. He also played for the Chargers and Oilers, as well as the short lived World Football League's Philadelphia Bell.
He was the subject of a 30 minute NFL Films movie, with the voice of the legendary John Facenda included.
Rossovich had a successful career after football, becoming an actor who appeared in 15 films.
He was the prototypical late 60s/early 70s pass rusher. Strong, smart, and hardworking, he was an excellent player in Trojan crimson and Eagle Green. He will be missed.
ROSSOVICH, Tim (Timothy John Rossovich)
Born: 3/14/1946, Palo Alto, California, U.S.A.
Died: 12/7/2018, Grass Valley, California, U.S.A.
Tim Rossovich’s western – actor:
The Long Riders – 1980 (Charlie Pitts)