Earl Roy Gros (August 29, 1940 – July 15, 2013) was an American football running back who played college football at Louisiana State University (LSU) and played in the National Football League (NFL) from 1962 to 1970.
After finishing at LSU, Gros was drafted in the first round of the 1962 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers and in the second round of the 1962 American Football League Draft by the Houston Oilers. Gros opted for the NFL where he played three seasons with the Green Bay Packers (1962–1964), two seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles (1964–1965), and three seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers (1967–1969). In 1970, Gros played one game with the New Orleans Saints.
Gros finished his career with 821 rushes for 3,157 yards (an average of 3.8 yards per rush) and 28 touchdowns. He also had 142 receptions for 1,255 yards (an average of 8.8 yards per reception) and ten touchdowns.
He died at the age of 72 on July 15, 2013.
By Dean Hanley
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