Gerry Huth
No. 65
Date of birth(1933-07-23)July 23, 1933
Place of birthFloyds Knobs, Indiana, U.S.
Date of deathFebruary 11, 2011(2011-02-11) (aged 77)
Place of deathLas Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Career information
Position(s)Guard
Height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight226 lb (103 kg)
US collegeWake Forest
NFL draft1956 / Round: 24 / Pick: 285
Drafted byNew York Giants
Career history
As player
1956New York Giants
1959–1960Philadelphia Eagles
1961–1963Minnesota Vikings
Career highlights and awards
Career stats

Gerald Bernard Huth (July 23, 1933 – February 11, 2011) was an American football guard who played in the National Football League (NFL) for the New York Giants, the Philadelphia Eagles and the Minnesota Vikings. He played college football at Wake Forest University and was drafted in the 24th round of the 1956 NFL Draft.[1]

Postmortem research diagnosed Huth with chronic traumatic encephalopathy.[2] He was one of at least 345 NFL players to be diagnosed after death with this disease, which is caused by repeated hits to the head.[3][4]

References

  1. ^ "Jerry Huth". pro-football-reference.com. Sports Reference. Retrieved 26 July 2014.
  2. ^ "110 N.F.L. Brains". New York Times. July 25, 2017. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
  3. ^ "The driving force behind Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)". Concussion Legacy Foundation. Retrieved July 2, 2023.
  4. ^ Ken Belson and Benjamin Mueller (June 20, 2023). "Collective Force of Head Hits, Not Just the Number of Them, Increases Odds of C.T.E. The largest study of chronic traumatic encephalopathy to date found that the cumulative force of head hits absorbed by players in their careers is the best predictor of future brain disease". The New York Times. Retrieved July 2, 2023.