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|Position:||Halfback / split end / tight end|
|Date of birth:||August 21, 1931|
|High school:||Ellendale (ND)|
|College:||South Dakota State|
|NFL Draft:||1953 / Round: 22 / Pick: 265|
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Palmer Edward "Pete" Retzlaff, nicknamed "Pistol Pete" and "The Baron", (born August 21, 1931) is a former professional American football player and general manager.
He was selected in the 1953 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions of the National Football League but he did not make the team. After two years in the army he was sold to the Philadelphia Eagles, where he played running back, wide receiver and tight end for 11 seasons. In 1958, despite having never caught a pass in college, he led the NFL with 56 pass receptions. He went to the Pro Bowl five times, and he won the Bert Bell Award for NFL player of the year in 1965, when he caught 66 passes including ten touchdowns. He also served as president of the NFL Players Association. In 2005, he was named to the Professional Football Researchers Association Hall of Very Good in the association's third HOVG class.
Retzlaff's number 44 jersey has been retired by the Eagles.
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