By NFLSportChannel

Published: April 1, 2009

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... sportsmen and sportswomen highly competitive, at ages which are already conveniently considered by many as being “over the hill.”  


For example, Olympic swimmer Dana Torres was 40 when she competed in the Olympics in China. .

QB Vinny Testaverde was 44 when released by the the Carolina Panthers in 2007.

Neither were bowing out, or fading away but instead pushing the envelope when it came to their competitiveness.

Here is a story of another celebrated oldster who played his best performances after it was assumed he was past his prime. 

January 4, 1976, this southwestern PA native played in his last game at Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers Stadium at age 48. 

It was the AFC Championship game, where he kicked a 41-yard field goal and made one extra point as the Oakland Raiders lost to the Steelers 16-10.


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