Rob Lytle, former Broncos running back, dies at 56

Former Broncos running back Rob Lytle has died at the age of 56.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Lytle was brought to the Emergency Department at Memorial Hospital in Fremont, Ohio on Saturday with symptoms of a heart attack. While at the hospital, Mr. Lytle went into massive cardiac arrest and died.

Lytle was an All-American at Michigan and finished third in Heisman Trophy voting in 1976. The Broncos selected him in the second round of the 1977 draft, and he played seven seasons in Denver, finishing his career with 376 carries for 1,451 yards and 61 catches for 562 yards.