Roland Lakes, 49ers and Giants Defensive Lineman

March 7th, 2012  |  Published in Player Deaths  |  1 Comment

Roland Lakes, a defensive lineman from 1961 to 1971 for the San Francisco 49ers and New York Giants, passed away on March 5. There is a story about Lakes on the San Francisco Chronicle web site. According to that article, until 2010, Lakes was the youngest lineman ever to start a game for the 49ers.

Lakes appeared on two regular issue football cards, both shown here. The first is his rookie card, a 1965 Philadelphia; the second is a 1970 Topps. He also appeared, as a Giant, on a 1972 Sunoco Stamp, but he did not play in 1972.

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  1. David M. Persa says:

    March 13th, 2012 at 8:16 AM (#)

    May you rest in peace! God Bless you!

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