The worst thing about sports blogging is reporting on the deaths of athletes. With that said, it just happens to be part of the job.
This one flew under the radar a bit, but late last month, former San Diego Chargers (now Los Angeles) player Henry Schmidt passed away at the age of 85. in La Mesa, CA.
Schmidt played collegiately at the University of Southern California and professionally between 1959 and 1966, starting with the National Football League’s San Francisco 49ers and moving to the new American Football League’s San Diego Chargers in 1961. He played on the Buffalo Bills 1965 AFL Champions in 1965, earning a place in that year’s AFL All-Star Team. He finished his professional football career in 1966 with the AFL’s New York Jets.
In other NFL news, former New York Giant star running back Brandon Jacobs is considering coming out of retirement and returning as a defensive end after being removed from the game for eight years now. Jacobs spent the majority of his NFL career with the New York Giants. He was drafted by the Giants in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft, and won two Super Bowl rings with the team, both against the New England Patriots. He also played one season for the San Francisco 49ers before returning to New York for his final season.
Check out the video above to see what Jacobs had to say in a recent interview with CBS New York.