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Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Randy Rasmussen

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They are the unsung heroes on the football field, you can’t measure they value by stats.

One of the most and unappreciated aspects of football is the men who play on both sides of the line both defense and offense. No one pays attention to offensive lineman until…they get beat by a defensive player and it causes a quarterback to be sacked. Yet the importance of an offensive lineman to a quarterback to a running back can not be understated so with that in mind we are spotlighting one offensive lineman New York Jets Guard Randy Rasmussen.

Rasmussen played for the Jets in their AFL Championship game victory over the AFL’s Oakland Raiders in 1968, and started in the third AFL-NFL Championship Game (Super Bowl III), in which the Jets defeated the NFL’s Baltimore Colts. He was the last of the starting Jets players in the game to retire from playing pro football, playing his final game in the 1981 playoffs against the Buffalo Bills. Rasmussen is one of five professional football players in pro football history who attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney. He was the only one of those five to be selected in the NFL draft.

Usually there is a video highlighting the player’s career but in Rasmussen’s case I could not find one available .The only video is super bowl 3 .

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday  spotlights Randy Rasmussen.

Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 207
Games started: 199
Fumble recoveries: 9
Fumble recovery TDs: 1

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