Larry Garron

40 Larry Garron RB
Height: 6-0 Weight: 195
Yrs/Pat: 9
School: Western Illinois

Career Highlights

  • Once mainly the Pats ace running threat but quickly become one of the top pass receivers in the league
  • May have seen more action at flanker than at setback in ’68 campaign
  • Passed the 2500 yard mark on receptions in last home game of ’67
  • Needed only 105 yards rushing to crack 3000 yard career mark
  • His 6.0 yards per carry in ’62 best ever by a Patriot … also set club records with 85 yard touchdown run from scrimmage (Buffalo ’61) and 95 yard kickoff return for TD (Buffalo ’62) … one of top performers in year’s AFL All-Star game … took (Joe) Namath pass for 26 yards over and through potential tacklers to set up East’s winning score
  • Third among all-time AFL players in Most Yards Gained, Lifetime (7704) and Highest Average Gain, Lifetime (7.72) … cracked the all-time top ten of AFL rushers and fourth among all-time AFL kickoff returners
  • Before Jim Nance, Larry had been, since the team’s inception, the prime consistent ground threat as a fullback
  • Was cut in 1960 but came back 20 pounds heavier in ’61 to stick for good as a self-made star
  • Was voted Boston’s most valuable player in ’63
  • “One of the best backs at catching passes I have ever played with,” were the words of Babe Parilli on this unassuming halfback threat … played for Denver coach Lou Saban in college … now associated with HP Hood & Sons.