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Small town-LaVerne Torczon
Born: Jan. 1, 1936 in Platte Center, pop. 336

Died: April 18, 2015 (age 79)

High School: Platte Center High School

College/years: Nebraska,  1954-1956

Games played in the NFL: 98

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LaVerne Torczon

Fun facts:

  • Selected in the 18th round (211 overall) as a defensive end in the 1957 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns.
  • Played for the Buffalo Bills (1960-62), New York Titans/Jets (1962-65) and Miami Dolphins (1966)
  • Named All-Pro First Team in 1960 and was selected to the Pro Bowl in 1961.
  • Scored one touchdown on an interception return during the 1964 season.
  • Earned the nickname "Tarzan Torczon"
  • Named All-Big Seven in 1955 and 1956. Was a Nebraska captain in 1956.
  • Played six-man football in High School and was a three-year starter.
  • Lettered four years in basketball at Platte Center and averaged more than 20 points per game as a junior and senior.
  • Inducted into the University of Nebraska Hall of Fame in 1987 and Nebraska High School Hall of Fame in 2012.
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