Roosevelt "Rosey" TaylorFootball, 1956-72
Clark High School/Grambling/NFL

Inducted: 1979

  • After a standout career as a three-sport letterman at Clark High School, he walked onto the Grambling football team before earning a scholarship.
  • Part of Grambling's first SWAC Championship defense in 1960 - a group which included four future All-Pros. Inducted into the Grambling Hall of Fame in 2010.
  • Signed as a free agent by the Chicago Bears in 1961 and went on to a 14-year NFL career with the Bears, the San Francisco 49ers and the Washington Redskins.
  • Led the 1963 Bears in interceptions (9) and kick returns as they won the NFL Championship.
  • Finished his NFL career with 32 career interceptions, including three that he returned for touchdowns.
  • In 1968, he scored six touchdowns, including a 96-yard interception return.
  • Never missed a game in his nearly nine seasons with the Bears (112 straight games) and was selected to a pair of Pro Bowls (1963 and 1968).
  • Also appeared in Super Bowl VII with the Redskins.
  • Born July 4, 1937.
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