Larry Rakestraw

American football player (1942–2019)
American football player
Larry Rakestraw
No. 12
Position:Quarterback
Personal information
Born:(1942-04-22)April 22, 1942
Mableton, Georgia, U.S.
Died:August 4, 2019(2019-08-04) (aged 77)
Suwanee, Georgia, U.S.
Career information
College:Georgia
NFL draft:1964 / Round: 8 / Pick: 112
AFL draft:1964 / Round: 11 / Pick: 87
Career history
  • Chicago Bears (1966–1968)
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
TD-INT:4-9
Passing yards:589
Passer rating:40.7
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Larry Clyde Rakestraw (April 22, 1942 – August 4, 2019) was an American football quarterback in the National Football League (NFL). He played three seasons for the Chicago Bears. Rakestraw attended the University of Georgia where he was a three-year starter at quarterback. He was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. Larry lived in Suwanee, Georgia and had 11 grandchildren. He was inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame.[2]

College records at UGA

  • Two time All-Southeastern Conference.
  • Passed for more than 3,000 yards.
  • Starting quarterback as a So, Jr and Sr.
  • Led the SEC in pass completions and passing yardage in his senior year.
  • Senior Bowl most valuable player.

1963 Georgia vs. Miami

Rakestraw had 407 yards passing against Miami and broke one NCAA record - and 3 SEC records (414 total offense, 25 pass completions, 407 yards passing yards).

Rakestraw died on August 4, 2019, at the age of 77.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2010-03-08.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2010-03-08.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Former Georgia quarterback Larry Rakestraw dies". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved August 10, 2019.
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Formerly the Decatur Staleys (1920) and the Chicago Staleys (1921)


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