Paul “Rocky” Rochester, a defensive lineman on the New York Jets’ Super Bowl-profitable group in 1969, has died. He was eighty one.
The group announced Rochester’s dying on its website Tuesday, stating it transpired previous weekend but did not give extra particulars.
Rochester commenced his professional football job with the Dallas Texans in 1960, and played 3-plus seasons with the AFL group that would become the Kansas Town Chiefs. Shortly following staying launched all through the 1963 season, Rochester was signed by the Jets and grew to become their starting up left defensive deal with.
He played 6¹/₂ seasons for the Jets and capped his participating in job by supporting Joe Namath and the Jets earn the franchise’s only Super Bowl title.
“Paul was an underrated defensive deal with who played a key job on the Jets’ Super Bowl championship group,” previous Jets community relations director Frank Ramos told the