Actor, ex-nfler Rossovich dies
Tim Rossovich, a consensus All-america defensive end at Southern California who played in the NFL before going on to an acting career, has died. He was 72.
Rossovich died Thursday in Sacramento after a long illness, the school said Friday.
Rossovich played at USC from 1965-67 and appeared in two Rose Bowls. He was co-captain of the 1967 team that won the national championship and was inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2015.
He was selected with the 14th pick of the 1968 NFL draft by the Philadelphia Eagles and played linebacker for them from 1968-71, getting named to the 1969 Pro Bowl. He also played for the San Diego Chargers in 1972-73 and Houston Oilers in 1976.
Rossovich also played for the Philadelphia Bell of the World Football League in 1974 and ’75.