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George Francis Pyne III (July 12, 1941 – November 26, 2015) was an American football defensive tackle who played one season with the Boston Patriots of the American Football League (AFL). He was drafted by the Boston Patriots in the sixteenth round of the 1965 AFL Draft. He played college football at Olivet College and attended Milford High School in Milford, Massachusetts.[2] Pyne's father George Pyne II and son Jim Pyne both played in the NFL. The Pynes were the first family to have three generations play professional football.[3] His son George played football at Brown University and is a businessman.[4] Pyne died on November 26, 2015 from cancer.[5]

George Pyne III
No. 75
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born:(1941-07-12)July 12, 1941
Milford, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died:November 26, 2015(2015-11-26) (aged 74)
Milford, Massachusetts, U.S.
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:290 lb (132 kg)
Career information
High school:Milford (MA)
AFL draft:1965 / Round: 16 / Pick: 127
(by the Boston Patriots)[1]
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • Olivet College Athletic Hall of Fame (1983)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR


  1. ^ "1965 AFL Draft". Archived from the original on February 25, 2017. Retrieved March 23, 2017.
  2. ^ "GEORGE PYNE". Retrieved October 2, 2015.
  3. ^ "Pyne rejects pay cut and gets cut". The Vindicator. Associated Press. August 23, 2001. Retrieved October 2, 2015.
  4. ^ Hughes, Jed (August 4, 2003). "Pyne didn't follow a playbook on way to NASCAR executive suite". Archived from the original on October 2, 2015. Retrieved October 2, 2015.
  5. ^ "GEORGE F. PYNE III". Archived from the original on December 3, 2015. Retrieved December 2, 2015.

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