Tim Rossovich

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Tim Rossovich
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Personal information
Born:(1946-03-14)March 14, 1946
Palo Alto, California
Died:December 6, 2018(2018-12-06) (aged 72)
Grass Valley, California
Career information
High school:Saint Francis
(Mountain View, California)
College:Southern California
NFL Draft:1968 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:88
Fumble recoveries:10
Player stats at PFR

Timothy John Rossovich (March 14, 1946 – December 6, 2018) was an American football linebacker and a television and movie actor, active from 1977 to 1998. He was the brother of actor Rick Rossovich.


Rossovich was born in Palo Alto, California. He played college football at the University of Southern California, and was one of five USC Trojans players taken in the first round of the 1968 NFL Draft after his senior year. Rossovich played for the National Football League Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers, and Houston Oilers between 1968 and 1976. He played in the Pro Bowl in 1969. He also played for the Philadelphia Bell of the WFL in 1974–1975, until the league folded midway through the 1975 season.

In 1977, Rossovich appeared in the episode "The Shortest Yard" of the ABC situation comedy The San Pedro Beach Bums.

Rossovich died on December 6, 2018 in Grass Valley, California.[1][2]


Year Title Role Notes
1979 The Main Event Cannibal
1980 The Ninth Configuration Biker Uncredited
1980 The Long Riders Pitts
1981 Nice Dreams Det. Noodles
1981 Looker Moustache Man
1982 Night Shift Luke
1982 Trick or Treats 2nd Attendant
1982 Fake-Out Hit Man #1
1983 The Sting II Typhoon Taylor
1984 Cloak & Dagger Haverman
1985 Avenging Angel Teddy Butts
1985 Stick Cecil
1988 Johnny Be Good Gas Attendant
1990 Secret Agent OO Soul Tall Man
1991 Fists of Steel Capt. Jokish


  1. ^ "Tim Rossovich, actor and former NFL player, dies at 72". charlotteobserver.
  2. ^ "Tim Rossovich, USC and Philadelphia Eagles Star Turned Actor, Dies at 72". The Hollywood Reporter.

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  1. ^ "Top 50 high school football defensive players of all time - MaxPreps". MaxPreps.com. December 6, 2018. Retrieved December 13, 2018.