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
- 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.