Laverne Torczon

Laverne Torczon
No. 87, 78, 88
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1936-01-01)January 1, 1936
Place of birth: Columbus, Nebraska
Date of death: April 18, 2015(2015-04-18) (aged 79)
Place of death: Lincoln, Nebraska
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
College: Nebraska
NFL Draft: 1957 / Round: 18 / Pick: 211
(By the Cleveland Browns)
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
played - started:
98 - 13
Interceptions: 2
Touchdowns: 1
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Laverne Joseph Torczon or LaVerne Joseph Torczon, also known as Tarzan Torczon, (January 1, 1936 – April 18, 2015) was an American football defensive end.[1] He played college football at the University of Nebraska, and played professionally in the American Football League for the Buffalo Bills, the New York Titans/Jets, and the Miami Dolphins. He was the Sporting News selection as an AFL All-League defensive end in 1960 and played in the 1961 AFL All-Star game.

See also


  1. "LaVerne Torczon". April 20, 2015. Retrieved April 30, 2015.

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