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George Preas

George Preas
No. 60
Date of birth (1933-06-25)June 25, 1933
Place of birth Roanoke, Virginia
Date of death

February 24, 2007(2007-02-24) (aged 73#REDIRECT

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Place of death Roanoke, Virginia
Career information
Position(s) Defensive end
Guard
Tackle
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 244 lb (111 kg)
College Virginia Tech
NFL draft 1955 / Round: 5 / Pick: 51
Career history
As player
1955-1965 Baltimore Colts
Honors Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame
Virginia Sports Hall of Fame
Career stats
  • Playing stats at NFL.com
  • Playing stats at DatabaseFootball.com

George Robert Preas (June 25, 1933 – February 24, 2007) was an American football lineman in the National Football League for the Baltimore Colts.

Preas grew up in Roanoke, Virginia and played high school football at Jefferson High School, graduating in 1951. He went on to star at Virginia Tech before being drafted by the Baltimore Colts.

Preas played for the Colts from 1955–65, alongside teammates like quarterback Johnny Unitas, receiver Raymond Berry, running back Lenny Moore, left tackle Jim Parker, defensive tackle Art Donovan and defensive end Gino Marchetti.

Preas died in the South Roanoke Nursing Home in 2007.

External links

  • New York Times obituary, Feb. 27, 2007


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