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 Peter Joseph “Pete” Wysocki

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Peter Joseph “Pete” Wysocki

  • Birth 3 Oct 1948 Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
  • Death 14 Jun 2003 Vienna, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 102322991

Peter Joseph Wysocki-He was a former American football linebacker who played his entire six-year career with the Washington Redskins from 1975 to 1980 in the National Football League. Wysocki previously played four seasons in the Canadian Football League for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Toronto Argonauts and Saskatchewan Roughriders. He died in 2003 in Vienna, Virginia of non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

His obituary-
Pete Wysocki, the Washington Redskins' tough-guy outside linebacker and special teams player whose aggressiveness on the field terrorized opponents and thrilled fans as well as legendary coach George Allen, died of cancer Saturday. He was 55.

Wysocki, a Falls Church, Va., resident, played on Redskins teams with such greats as quarterback Joe Theismann and fullback John Riggins during a six-year career, from 1975-80. He joined the team after four years in the CFL and quickly emerged as an integral member of a storied corps of hard-charging young players on special teams.

His violent collisions with other players made the highlights on television, transforming him from unknown linebacker into one of the best special teams players in the NFL. He was also a media darling and the team's resident comedian.

Wysocki, a Western Michigan graduate, started for the Redskins at outside linebacker for two years before announcing his retirement before the 1981 season, at age 32.

In 1999, he was told he had non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.


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  • Created by: Peterborough K
  • Added: 18 Dec 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 102322991
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Peter Joseph “Pete” Wysocki (3 Oct 1948–14 Jun 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 102322991, ; Maintained by Peterborough K (contributor 46537737) Unknown.