Rote, Kyle

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Rote, Kyle Gender: M
William Kyle Rote
born on 27 October 1928 at 17:50 (= 5:50 PM )
Place San Antonio, Texas, 29n25, 98w30
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
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Kyle Rote (26 July 1951)


American football running back and wide receiver who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 11 years for the New York Giants (1951–1961). In all, Rote played in four world championship games, including the 1956 NFL Championship against the Chicago Bears, and the 1958 game won by the Baltimore Colts in sudden-death overtime 23–17, known as The Greatest Game, the first ever nationally televised NFL championship game. Rote was the captain of the New York Giants for eight years.

Rote spearheaded the movement that became the NFL Players Association, fighting for equal opportunities for all players, so that all players of all races would receive equal treatment when the teams played on the road. Rote became the NFLPA's first elected president serving for several years, and also acted as the Giants team representative.

Following his playing career, Rote served as the Giants backfield coach and was sports broadcaster for WNEW radio, NBC, and WNBC New York on radio and television.

Rote and his first wife, Elizabeth Jeanett Jamison, married in 1949 and had four children. His oldest son, Kyle Rote, Jr., was one of the first notable soccer stars from the United States. In 1965, Rote married Sharon Ritchie (Miss America 1956); they were divorced in 1973. Rote married Betty-Nina Langmack in 1976.

Rote was the cousin of Tobin Rote, a multi-championship winning and record holding AFL and NFL quarterback.

Rote authored the books, Pro Football for the Fans and The Language of Pro Football, and wrote the Giants Fight Song. He also published two volumes of poetry, was an ASCAP songwriter, accomplished pianist, and oil painter having a number of his works shown at museums throughout the United States.

Rote died on the night of 15 August 2002, aged 73, in Baltimore, Maryland, from pneumonia following hernia surgery.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Austin, Bill (born 18 October 1928). Notes: New York Giants teammates, 1953-1957
  • associate relationship with Crow, Lindon (born 4 April 1933). Notes: New York Giants teammates, 1958–1960
  • associate relationship with Gifford, Frank (born 16 August 1930). Notes: New York Giants teammates, 1952–1960
  • associate relationship with Huth, Gerry (born 23 July 1933). Notes: New York Giants teammates, 1956
  • associate relationship with McChesney, Bob (born 27 October 1926). Notes: New York Giants teammates, 1951-1952
  • associate relationship with Svoboda, Bill (born 12 July 1928). Notes: New York Giants teammates, 1954-1958
  • associate relationship with Wietecha, Ray (born 4 November 1928). Notes: New York Giants teammates, 1953-1961
  • associate relationship with Wilkinson, Bob (born 8 October 1927). Notes: New York Giants teammates, 1951-1952
  • associate relationship with Yowarsky, Walt (born 10 May 1928). Notes: New York Giants teammates, 1955–1957
  • other kin relationship with Rote, Tobin (born 18 January 1928). Notes: Cousins


  • Relationship : Marriage 1949 (Elizabeth Jeanett Jamison, first wife)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1965 (Sharon Ritchie, second wife)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1976 (Betty-Nina Langmack, third wife)
  • Health : Medical procedure 4 August 2002 (Hernia surgery)
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  • Death by Disease 15 August 2002 (Pneumonia following hernia surgery, age 73)
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Source Notes

Birth certificate in hand from Sy Scholfield.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Emphysema (Longtime smoker)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Pneumonia (Terminal)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Other Major diseases (Hernia)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Three)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Four)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : News journalist/ Anchor (Sports broadcaster on radio and TV)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Pianist)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer
  • Vocation : Sports : Football (American football running back, wide receiver)
  • Vocation : Sports Business : Coach/ Manager/ Owner (Football backfield coach)
  • Vocation : Sports Business : Other Sports Business (Captain of the New York Giants)
  • Vocation : Sports Business : Other Sports Business (President of NFL Players Association)
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Football)
  • Notable : Awards : Sports Championship (Four world championship games)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession (NFL player, 1951-1961)