Beloved Athlete and Actor Who Appeared in Several '70s-80s Hits Dies at 72

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December 08, 2018Dec 08, 2018

The sad news was just confirmed that former NFL player and actor Tim Rossovich has passed away. He was only 72-years-old at the time of his death.

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According to reports, Rossovich passed away on Thursday in Sacramento after a long illness. He was beloved by many, as he spent most of his years in the public spotlight.

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Rossovich played football at USC from 1965-67. He was the team captain and appeared in two Rose Bowls. In 2015, he was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame.

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In 1968, the talented athlete was drafted as the 14th pick for the Philadelphia Eagles. From 1968 to 1971, he was a linebacker. In 1969,  he was named to the 1969 Pro Bowl. Additionally, he played for the San Diego Chargers and the Houston Oilers.

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Beyond his amount of success in football, Rossovich also earned a reputation among teammates and fans. He was known for being eccentric and would often pull wild pranks.

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Following his athletic career, he moved on to acting, something that not many people were surprised about based on his personality. His credits include “MacGyver,” “Baywatch,” “The Love Boat,” “Charlie’s Angels,” and several more.

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Rossovich is survived by his wife, Lauren,  his daughter, Jaime, his father, Frank, two sisters, and his actor-brother, Rick.

Please be praying for his family and friends during this sad time. Share your prayers here! In other recent news, two star athletes were just killed in a horrible car accident.

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