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Tyrone McGriff

Born: Jan 13, 1958

Death: Dec 9, 2000

Birthplace: Vero Beach

Profession: American football player

Nationality: United States

Tyrone McGriff

Date of Birth : Jan 13, 1958
Date of Death : Dec 9, 2000
Birth Place : Vero Beach

Tyrone McGriff 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 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. 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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