By John Turney
Kyle Rote was a bonus selection in the 1951 N.F.L.
college draft by the New York Giants and had a fine career with that club. He was initially a running back, but due to a knee injury he was moved to end. He retired as the Giants' career leader in pass receptions, receiving yardage and also in receiving touchdown and had been named to the Pro Bowl four times. He was also a First-team All-Pro selection by the Sporting News in 1955 and 1956 and a Second-team All-pro in 1960.
He was one of the founders of the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) in 1956 and its first elected president and also
Giants team representative. wasthe
During Rote's years with the Giants, they were Eastern Conference champions four times and were the NFL champs game in 1956
After retiring as a player, Rote was a Giants backfield coach for two seasons, then move into broadcasting as a sportscaster.