Tim Rossovich, actor and former NFL participant, dies at 72

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tim Rossovich, a consensus All-America defensive finish at Southern California who performed within the NFL earlier than occurring to an appearing profession, has died. He was 72.

Rossovich died Thursday in Sacramento after a protracted sickness, the college stated Friday.

Rossovich performed at USC from 1965-67 and appeared in two Rose Bowls. He was co-captain of the 1967 group that received the nationwide championship. Rossovich was inducted into the college’s Athletic Corridor of Fame in 2015.

He was chosen with the 14th choose of the 1968 NFL draft by the Philadelphia Eagles and performed linebacker for them from 1968-71, getting named to the 1969 Professional Bowl. He additionally performed for the San Diego Chargers in 1972-73 and Houston Oilers in 1976.

Throughout his soccer days, Rossovich had a status as an intense and eccentric persona. He was well-known for pranks that included chewing glass, setting himself on hearth, leaping off rooftops and driving motorbikes off piers.

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Rossovich additionally performed for the Philadelphia Bell of the World Soccer League in 1974 and ’75.

After his soccer profession ended, Rossovich spent 20 years as an actor and stuntman. At USC, he roomed with actor Tom Selleck, on whose hit “Magnum, P.I.” Rossovich later appeared.

Rossovich’s different TV credit included “MacGyver,” ”Hunter,” ”Baywatch,” ”The Love Boat,” ”Knight Rider,” ”Charlie’s Angels,” ”Remington Steele,” ”Cleaning soap,” and “The A-Workforce.” Amongst his movie credit are “Evening Shift,” ”Sting II” and “The Primary Occasion.”

Born Timothy John Rossovich on March 14, 1946, in Palo Alto, he graduated from St. Francis Excessive in Mountain View.

He’s survived by spouse Lauren, daughter Jaime, father Frank, actor-brother Rick and two sisters.

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