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Paul Rochester

Paul Rochester (1938–2020), member of Jets’ Super Bowl-winning team

by Kirk Fox

Paul “Rocky” Rochester was a defensive tackle on the New York Jets’ Super-Bowl-winning team in 1969.

  • Died: Date unknown, the New York Jets said he died the weekend of June 5.  
  • Details of Death: Died at the age of 81.    
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Football Career

Rochester was a defensive tackle on the famous 1969 New York Jets squad that won Super Bowl III in a big upset over the Baltimore Colts. Quarterback Joe Namath of the Jets guaranteed that the AFL team would beat the favored Colts of the NFL. Rochester played college football at Michigan State and played in the AFL for the Dallas Texans/Kansas City Chiefs and his last 6 ½ seasons with the Jets. He was an AFL All-Star in 1961 and retired after the Super Bowl victory. 

What they said about him

Full Obituary: New York Post


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