Denver Broncos’ Running Back Rob Lytle Passes Away At 56

November 23rd, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez
robNov 23, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It came as a shock for the football fraternity when Denver Broncos’ running back Rob Lytle was declared dead on Sunday. The veteran footballer suffered a massive heart attack on Saturday at in Fremont, Ohio. He was immediately taken to Fremont Memorial Hospital but the doctors could not save his life. Fremont Memorial Hospital spokeswoman Chasity O’Neill announced the news to the media on Sunday. Rob Lytle was 56 years old.

Michigan Wolverines coach Jerry Hanlon remembered Rob Lytle and expressed his condolence saying that the football running back was “special” as he had the confidence which helped in favor of the team. Jerry Hanlon said that Rob Lytle was always a “team player” as he had the understanding with the other team mates. Jamie Morris, the former running-back of Michigan Wolverines said that it was a sad day for the football fraternity as it lost one of its important members. Michigan Wolverines’ associate athletic director Bruce Madej said that Rob Lytle was an unassuming good guy. Rick Leach, Rob Lytle’s former teammate from the same team said that the late football player was a “mentor” to Rick Leach and her was one of the “toughest guys” the former has played with.

Rick Leach said that Rob Lytle made an ultimate sacrifice for the team by playing “fullback” at times. Dave Brandon, his team mate and athletic director of Michigan Wolverines said that when he heard the news of unfortunate news of unfortunate demise of Rob Lytle, he was “sickened by it” as the team has lost someone who was a great exp ample of “Michigan man”. Rob Lytle’s family has not yet announced anything about the funeral proceedings. The former Denver Broncos player is survived by his wife, daughter, granddaughter and his father.

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