I spent 13 hours on the lacrosse field with my three kids this past weekend. I fell in love with lax during my senior year in high school, and really enjoy coaching the kids in our youth program.
I have long known that Jim Brown was a star lacrosse player at Syracuse, but I had no idea if there were any lacrosse ties to the AFL. I did a bit of digging, and found that Mike D’Amato, who played for the world champion 1968 New York Jets, played lacrosse for Hofstra University.
The following article mentions several former lacrosse players that also played professional football.