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Roosevelt Taylor

Roosevelt Taylor (1937–2020), former Bears All-Pro safety

by Kirk Fox

Roosevelt “Rosey” Taylor was a former Bears All-Pro safety who helped lead the Chicago Bears to the 1963 NFL championship title.    

  • Died: Friday, May 29, 2020 (Who else died on May 29?)
  • Details of Death: Died at the age of 82 in New Orleans.  
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NFL Star

Taylor was signed by the Bears as an undrafted free agent after playing college football at Grambling. He played safety in Chicago from 1961 until 1969 helping lead the Bears to victory in the 1963 NFL Championship game. That season he tied for the NFL lead in interceptions with 9 and was selected to the Pro-Bowl. Taylor, who never missed a game in eight and a half seasons in Chicago, was traded to San Francisco in the middle of the 1969 season. He finished his career with Washington, starting at free safety in Super Bowl VII where the Redskins lost to the Dolphins.  

What they said about him

Full Obituary: Chicago Sun Times

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