Larry Garron, an original member of the Boston Patriots from 1960 through the 1968 season.
He was born on May 23, 1937, in Marks, Mississippi, and was the oldest of 10 children. After a college career at Western Illinois, he joined the Patriots for their inaugural season in 1960 and played with the team through the 1968 season. His first year he suffered through injuries and tonsillitis but came back strong in 1961.
He finished his career with 2,981 rushing yards, which is ninth on the Patriots all-time rushing list. He ran for 14 career touchdowns, caught 85 passes for 2502 yards and 26 touchdowns. He also holds the record for the longest run in team history with an 85-yard touchdown run vs. Buffalo on Oct. 22, 1961.
Garron was a four-time American Football League All-Star, earning honors in 1961, 1963, 1964 and 1967. In addition, Garron was a member of the Patriots All-1960s Team.
After retirement, Larry taught marketing, writing, economics and management courses at Bunker Hill Community College. He also attained the highest degree in martial arts, teaching it in Southboro and Framingham. He also coached Pop Warner football in Framingham.
Garron was 82 years old and died on September 13, 2019 of cardiac arrest in Framingham MA.