Monday, August 9, 2010

1979 Topps #422 Larry Keller

Larry Keller played football for three years at the University of Houston from 1972-74. In that time, he had 21 quarterback sacks which ties him for 6th in career sacks. Mack Mitchell also played from 1972-74 and had 33 sacks which is 2nd all time, and Bill Stohler played from 1971-72 and had 20 sacks which is 8th. So 3 of the top 10 sack leaders played on the 1972 and 1973 teams. That is a dominant defense.

Keller was selected by the San Diego Chargers in the 9th round of the 1975 NFL Draft.

In 1975, he played in the Canadian Football League for the Hamilton Tiger Cats and in the World Football League for the Memphis Southmen aka the Grizzlies. From 1976-1978, he played for the New York Jets.

I love the piece of trivia on the back of this card. I wonder how many current NFL players are volunteer firemen.

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