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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.

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5 Responses to “Rob Lytle, former Broncos running back, dies at 56”
  1. xofootballer says: Nov 21, 2010 11:13 AM

    Sad how young NFL veterans go.
    I complain about baseball salaries.
    You’ll never hear me say a word about the money NFL players are paid.
    They sacrifice life after football, in many cases.

    Still, you’ll hear people here bitch and moan because helmet-to-helmet hits aren’t allowed anymore.

  2. dryheaveone says: Nov 21, 2010 11:47 AM

    I remember Lytle, he played in the Broncos/Cowboys Super Bowl (1977)….. R.I.P.

  3. Sandra Lee's Cans says: Nov 21, 2010 12:04 PM


  4. joetoronto says: Nov 21, 2010 1:01 PM

    Wow, the man was a real trooper, sorry to hear about this.


  5. bigbeefyd says: Nov 22, 2010 8:14 AM

    I have some great memories of watching #41 tote the rock. RIP, Rob. Our prayers go out to your family.

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