Bob Whitlow Death – Dead | Bob Whitlow Obituary – Passed Away
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The oldest living former Atlanta Falcons player has died this morning in Forsyth County.
Bob Whitlow was 84.He led a fascinating athletic life.An Indiana native, played football at Arizona, then joined the Marines.After serving with the military, Mr. Whitlow qualified for the Summer Olympics in shot put, but decided to play football instead.He signed with the Bears in 1960 as an offensive lineman, but was then traded to Washington.Midway through the 1961 season, he was traded to the Lions, where he made literary history.In 1963, Mr. Whitlow was the center for George Plimpton when the celebrated author was practicing and playing with the Lions for the Sports Illustrated article that became the famous book “Paper Lion”Then to the expansion Falcons of Norb Hecker and Atlanta in 1966.He played his final NFL season in Cleveland.Most players wear one number in their NFL careers, Mr. Whitlow wore 66, 61, 51, and 53 playing in 100 professional games.He is the only NFL player to also compete in USAC and NASCAR events.The former center coached basketball at Madonna College in the late 1980’s and was a track and field coach at Northview High School in Johns Creek.His family settled in Atlanta metro.
His daughter in law Kelly wrote, “our home already feels different and quiet without him.”
We are still working on getting more details about the death, as a family statement on the death is yet to be released.