Jets Linebacker Larry Grantham is Doing Alright!

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One of the neat things about researching and writing for this site is that I am forced to look at these former football players a little bit deeper.  To find stories for my daily postings, I have to go beyond the X’s and O’s, beyond the trading cards and statistics.

Today’s post is a perfect example.  I have never met Larry Grantham.  I knew that he was a fantastic linebacker with the Titans and Jets, a member of the AFL’s All-Time Second Team, and one of just 20 men to play all 10 seasons of the AFL.  I did not know that he was such a great person, nor that he had helped so many people to overcome their addictions to alcohol.

I came across this ARTICLE in my research, and it gave me a greater understanding of the man that is Larry Grantham.  Stories like this help earn football players new fans, even 40 years after they leave the game.


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Todd Tobias (789 Posts)

Todd Tobias's interest in the American Football League began in 1998, when he wrote my master's thesis about Sid Gillman. He created this site to educate and entertain football fans with the stories of the American Football League, 1960-1969. You can follow Todd and get more AFL history on Twitter @TalesfromtheAFL.

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2 Responses to Jets Linebacker Larry Grantham is Doing Alright!

  1. A.J. Muniz says:


    Do you have the contact information on Mr. Grantham? I’d like to get an autograph from him.

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