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Frank Gifford remembers Kyle Rote
Frank Gifford remembers Kyle Rote
Published: 2012/01/18
Channel: ThePresentFocus
Kyle Rote - SAISD Athletic Hall of Fame 2015
Kyle Rote - SAISD Athletic Hall of Fame 2015
Published: 2015/02/23
Channel: SAISD Communications
Kyle Rote, Jr. Commercial for Nutrament
Kyle Rote, Jr. Commercial for Nutrament
Published: 2010/05/31
Channel: thecelebratedmisterk
Kyle Rote Hall of Fame Induction
Kyle Rote Hall of Fame Induction
Published: 2010/08/14
Channel: U.S. Soccer
Y.A. Tittle remembers Kyle Rote
Y.A. Tittle remembers Kyle Rote
Published: 2012/01/18
Channel: ThePresentFocus
Superstars Champions 1973-1980
Superstars Champions 1973-1980
Published: 2011/02/06
Channel: westnyacktwins
1976 Superstars Final - 100 Yard Dash
1976 Superstars Final - 100 Yard Dash
Published: 2011/01/27
Channel: westnyacktwins
Philadelphia Atoms @ Dallas Tornado 1973 NASL Finals Highlights
Philadelphia Atoms @ Dallas Tornado 1973 NASL Finals Highlights
Published: 2012/12/26
Channel: soccermavn
TCU
TCU's Bartosh -vs- SMU's Rote 1950 Highlights
Published: 2009/08/12
Channel: Wyldwood Studio
Warner Wolf remembers Kyle Rote
Warner Wolf remembers Kyle Rote
Published: 2012/01/18
Channel: ThePresentFocus
To Tell the Truth - African safari organizer; PANEL: Phyllis Newman, Kyle Rote (May 6, 1963)
To Tell the Truth - African safari organizer; PANEL: Phyllis Newman, Kyle Rote (May 6, 1963)
Published: 2016/08/10
Channel: To Tell the Truth (CBS)
1973 Orange Bowl : Nebraska vs. ND (1st half highlights)
1973 Orange Bowl : Nebraska vs. ND (1st half highlights)
Published: 2011/01/08
Channel: tjnd88
Roy Innis remembers Kyle Rote
Roy Innis remembers Kyle Rote
Published: 2012/01/18
Channel: ThePresentFocus
1976 Superstars Final - Bike Race
1976 Superstars Final - Bike Race
Published: 2011/01/30
Channel: westnyacktwins
Kyle Rote Jr. -- "Pursuing Your Goals Without Forsaking Values"
Kyle Rote Jr. -- "Pursuing Your Goals Without Forsaking Values"
Published: 2012/05/07
Channel: Seaway59
OBM - Football Player - Kyle Rote
OBM - Football Player - Kyle Rote
Published: 2016/10/24
Channel: Our Best Moments
1958 The New York Giants beat the Cleveland Browns
1958 The New York Giants beat the Cleveland Browns
Published: 2016/11/01
Channel: nutty.archives
Kyle Rote Memorial Service - September 19, 2002
Kyle Rote Memorial Service - September 19, 2002
Published: 2012/01/18
Channel: ThePresentFocus
1955 Cleveland Browns vs. New York Giants
1955 Cleveland Browns vs. New York Giants
Published: 2016/11/04
Channel: nutty.archives
To Tell the Truth - Director of Denmark
To Tell the Truth - Director of Denmark's Tivoli Gardens; PANEL: Kyle Rote (Apr 22, 1963)
Published: 2016/08/08
Channel: To Tell the Truth (CBS)
Kyle Rote, Jr. at MTB assembly- introduced by Bill McNutt
Kyle Rote, Jr. at MTB assembly- introduced by Bill McNutt
Published: 2015/02/02
Channel: Montgomery Bell Academy
Box # 6 - Kyle Rote.MPG
Box # 6 - Kyle Rote.MPG
Published: 2012/01/17
Channel: nyfgm
12/31/1972 AFC Championship
12/31/1972 AFC Championship
Published: 2015/12/21
Channel: 1313otto
1976 Superstars Final - Swimming heats
1976 Superstars Final - Swimming heats
Published: 2011/01/27
Channel: westnyacktwins
Soccer great Kyle Rote Jr. came to know Jesus early in life
Soccer great Kyle Rote Jr. came to know Jesus early in life
Published: 2016/08/16
Channel: Chris Schneider - Radio Active Speaking
Kyle Rote, Jr. Golf Classic (Benefiting the CF Foundation)
Kyle Rote, Jr. Golf Classic (Benefiting the CF Foundation)
Published: 2009/09/23
Channel: FairwaySponsors
1553 Skydiving  Free Fall Safety Procedures pt2 2 1966 US Army Training Film Kyle Rote
1553 Skydiving Free Fall Safety Procedures pt2 2 1966 US Army Training Film Kyle Rote
Published: 2017/06/01
Channel: Mihail skydive
Memphis Americans 1984 interview channel 13
Memphis Americans 1984 interview channel 13
Published: 2015/10/29
Channel: Beechnutlk
He Said, She Said
He Said, She Said
Published: 2011/08/08
Channel: thewhammy83
DFW FCA
DFW FCA's "Faith in Sports" w Clayton Kershaw, Kyle Rote Jr. & Josh Davis
Published: 2016/08/17
Channel: Chris Schneider - Radio Active Speaking
Memphis Cup of Nations with Kyle Rote & PJ Moore
Memphis Cup of Nations with Kyle Rote & PJ Moore
Published: 2017/04/20
Channel: Byron Tyler
F-3051: WARNER PATHE NEWS
F-3051: WARNER PATHE NEWS
Published: 2015/06/10
Channel: Historic Films Stock Footage Archive
Kyle "iSpy" Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified
Kyle "iSpy" Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified
Published: 2017/01/19
Channel: Genius
Skydiving: "Free Fall Safety Procedures" 1966 US Army Skydiver Training Film; Kyle Rote
Skydiving: "Free Fall Safety Procedures" 1966 US Army Skydiver Training Film; Kyle Rote
Published: 2016/05/28
Channel: Jeff Quitney
KYLE - iSpy (feat. Lil Yachty) (Lyrics video)
KYLE - iSpy (feat. Lil Yachty) (Lyrics video)
Published: 2017/03/19
Channel: oh! ilovemypets
1976 Superstars Final - Tennis
1976 Superstars Final - Tennis
Published: 2011/01/27
Channel: westnyacktwins
Jack and Kyle
Jack and Kyle
Published: 2015/11/17
Channel: Kyle Rote
Joe Burden - His Eye is on the Sparrow
Joe Burden - His Eye is on the Sparrow
Published: 2012/01/18
Channel: ThePresentFocus
1976 Superstars Final - Bike Heats
1976 Superstars Final - Bike Heats
Published: 2011/01/29
Channel: westnyacktwins
1976 Superstars Final - Introductions
1976 Superstars Final - Introductions
Published: 2011/01/15
Channel: westnyacktwins
Camellia Johnson - Amazing Grace
Camellia Johnson - Amazing Grace
Published: 2012/01/18
Channel: ThePresentFocus
What
What's inside a Fidget Spinner?
Published: 2017/04/29
Channel: What's Inside?
Overcoming Failure
Overcoming Failure
Published: 2017/05/28
Channel: VictoryATL
1971 Brunswick World Open
1971 Brunswick World Open
Published: 2012/02/25
Channel: BowlingOldies
Grant Rardon: Defender, 2012
Grant Rardon: Defender, 2012
Published: 2012/07/13
Channel: Mad Kemp
Camellia Johnson - Just A Closer Walk With Thee & The Battle Hymn of the Republic
Camellia Johnson - Just A Closer Walk With Thee & The Battle Hymn of the Republic
Published: 2012/01/18
Channel: ThePresentFocus
NY Cosmos at Boston Minutemen NASL Soccer 8/3/75
NY Cosmos at Boston Minutemen NASL Soccer 8/3/75
Published: 2014/08/17
Channel: Tim Hanlon
St. Louis Steamers at Philadelphia Fever February 16, 1980
St. Louis Steamers at Philadelphia Fever February 16, 1980
Published: 2017/02/05
Channel: soccermavn
CRAZY Alligator Snapping Turtle Bite!
CRAZY Alligator Snapping Turtle Bite!
Published: 2015/08/04
Channel: Brave Wilderness
KLAVAN & FINCH, WNEW-AM RADIO, EARLY 1967
KLAVAN & FINCH, WNEW-AM RADIO, EARLY 1967
Published: 2016/12/29
Channel: Fran Saykaly
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Kyle Rote
refer to caption
Rote in 1951
No. 44
Position: Halfback
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1928-10-27)October 27, 1928
Place of birth: San Antonio, Texas
Date of death: August 15, 2002(2002-08-15) (aged 73)
Place of death: Baltimore, Maryland
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 199 lb (90 kg)
Career information
High school: San Antonio (TX) Thomas Jefferson
College: SMU
NFL Draft: 1951 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

William Kyle Rote, Sr. (October 27, 1928 – August 15, 2002) was an All-American running back at Southern Methodist University, Class of 1951, played for 11 years for the New York Giants, 1951–1961. Following his playing career, Rote served as the Giants backfield coach and was sports broadcaster for WNEW radio, NBC, and WNBC New York.

Early life[edit]

Rote was the son of Jack and Emma Belle (Owens) Rote. His family suffered tragedies during World War II; when he was 16, his mother was killed in a car accident and his older brother Jack was killed on Iwo Jima.

Rote attended Thomas Jefferson High School in San Antonio, Texas, where he earned All-State honors in both football and basketball, while also being considered one of the region's brightest pro-baseball prospects. He was a running back in football, a guard in basketball, an outfielder in baseball, and a member of the track team.[1]

Collegiate career[edit]

After graduating from high school in 1947, Rote accepted an athletic scholarship to Southern Methodist University where he became one of the most celebrated collegiate football players in the country. In a historic game in 1949, in a near upset by SMU over Notre Dame, Rote ran for 115 yards, threw for 146 yards and scored all three SMU touchdowns in a 27–20 loss. Rote's performance was voted by the Texas Sportswriters Association as "The Outstanding Individual Performance by a Texas Athlete in the First Half of the 20th Century." Twenty-five years later, Notre Dame made Rote an "Honorary Member" of their Championship Team. Rote still holds the National Collegiate record for the longest punt. In the SMU vs. Oregon 1949 Cotton Bowl, Rote, kicking out of his own end zone, had a punt land 84 yards from the line of scrimmage. During his years at SMU, Rote also played varsity baseball and track. In his senior year at SMU, Rote was runner-up for the Heisman Trophy. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1964.

Immediately after graduation at SMU, Rote signed a contract with the Corpus Christi Aces of the Class B Gulf Coast Baseball League. In 23 games his batting average was .348.

National Football League career[edit]

The New York Giants selected Rote with the first pick in the 1951 NFL Draft. He started out as a running back, but after the first two years switched to wide receiver due to a knee injury. When Rote retired after the 1961 season, he had become the Giants' career leader in pass receptions (300), receiving yardage (4,805), and touchdown receptions (48). He was second highest in total touchdowns (56) and fifth-leading scorer (312 points). His average gain per catch was 15.9 yards. In all, Rote played in four world championship games, including the 1956 NFL Championship against the Chicago Bears, and the 1958 game won by the Baltimore Colts in sudden-death overtime 23–17, known as The Greatest Game, the first ever nationally televised NFL championship game. Rote was the captain of the New York Giants for eight years.

Rote spearheaded the movement that became the NFL Players Association, fighting for equal opportunities for all players, so that all players of all races would receive equal treatment when the teams played on the road. Rote became the NFLPA's first elected president serving for several years, and also acted as the Giants team representative.

Rote was inducted into the Cotton Bowl Hall of Fame, Texas Sports Hall of Fame, College Football Hall of Fame, Texas Pro Football Hall of Fame, San Antonio Hall of Fame, Texas High School Football Hall of Fame, Texas High School Basketball Hall of Fame, Southwest Conference All-Time Team, and received the SMU Distinguished Alumni Award. In 1995, Rote was named as wide receiver on the All-Time Giants Team in conjunction with the 75th celebration of the founding of the NFL. The Professional Football Researchers Association named Rote to the PRFA Hall of Very Good Class of 2006 [2]

Following his playing career in 1961, Rote served as the Giants backfield coach for two years and in both those years New York captured the NFL's Eastern Division championship.

Sportscasting career[edit]

While in the NFL, Rote spent the offseasons as the sports director for radio station WNEW. In the '60s and early '70s, like his former New York Giant teammates Frank Gifford, Pat Summerall, and Thomas Conlin, he enjoyed a second career as a sportscaster, working at NBC and WNBS New York on radio and television.

Personal[edit]

Rote and his first wife, Elizabeth Jeanett Jamison, married in 1949 and had four children – Kyle, Gary, Chris, and Elizabeth. His oldest son, Kyle Rote, Jr., was one of the first notable soccer stars from the United States. He said of his father, "To me the most remarkable thing about him from a football standpoint was that he had fourteen teammates who named their sons after him." In 1965, Rote married Sharon Ritchie (Miss America 1956); they were divorced in 1973. Rote married Betty-Nina Langmack in 1976.

Rote was the cousin of Tobin Rote, a multi-championship winning and record holding AFL and NFL quarterback.[citation needed]

Rote authored the books, Pro Football for the Fans and The Language of Pro Football, and wrote the Giants Fight Song. He also published two volumes of poetry, was an ASCAP songwriter, accomplished pianist, and oil painter having a number of his works shown at museums throughout the United States.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rick Alonzo. "Kyle Rote: 1928–2002 – SMU, NFL great called 'whole package' – Versatile player turned broadcaster dies of pneumonia at 73," The Dallas Morning News, August 16, 2002, page 1A.
  2. ^ "Hall of Very Good Class of 2006". Retrieved November 23, 2016. 

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