Larry Roberts, American football player, Died at 53


Larry Roberts was born on June 2, 1963, and died on December 5, 2016.

He was an American football defensive end of the National Football League (NFL).

He was born in Dothan, Alabama, and began his football career at Northview High School in Dothan.

Larry subsequently starred as a defensive end at the University of Alabama.

During Round 2 of the 1986 NFL Draft, at 6’3″ and 264 lbs, Roberts was drafted as the #39 pick.

He played eight consecutive seasons for the San Francisco 49ers, from 1986 to 1993.

His position was as a defensive lineman, Roberts was a part of the starting lineup in Super Bowl XXIII against the Cincinnati Bengals in 1989, and in Super Bowl XXIV against the Denver Broncos in 1990.

He also participated in 12 playoff games during his tenure with the 49ers.

He resided in Atlanta with his wife and their two children.

Larry Roberts passed away at 53 years old.