Tyrone McGriff

Tyrone McGriff
No. 61, 68
Date of birth January 13, 1958
Place of birth Vero Beach, Florida
Date of death December 9, 2000 (aged 42)
Place of death Melbourne, Florida
Career information
Position(s) Guard
College Florida A&M
NFL draft 1980 / Round: 12 (333rd Overall)
Career history
As player
1980–1982 Pittsburgh Steelers
1983–1984 Michigan Panthers (USFL)
1985 Memphis Showboats (USFL)
Career stats

Tyrone McGriff (January 13, 1958 – December 9, 2000) was an American football center and guard who played in the National Football League with the Pittsburgh Steelers for three seasons. He then played three seasons in the USFL and was a member of the 1983 USFL champions as a starting guard for the Michigan Panthers, for whom he also played in 1984 before playing the 1985 season with the Memphis Showboats. He was Mr. Irrelevant, as the last pick (333rd Overall) in the 1980 NFL Draft. McGriff died in 2000 of a heart attack. McGriff is survived by his two children April and Tyrone McGriff Jr. and wife Barbara Rollins McGriff.[1]

Tyrone McGriff Jr. followed in his father's footsteps and played football at Florida A&M University, where he made all-conference and preseason all-American. In 1996 he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.


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