Rams linebacker Myron Pottios (#66) returns an interception of Johnny Unitas (#19) in the 1969 season opener between the Colts and Rams. The Rams won 27-20. The diving Colt in the center is Preston Pearson (#26).
Myron Pottios intercepts Johnny Unitas of the Colts in 1969
The Redskins Charley Taylor (#42) - NFL ROY in 1964, is surroounded by the Pittsburg Steelers defense after making a catch. Pro Bowler Myron Pottios (#66) and Ben McGee (#60) are shown.
Charley Taylor surrounded by Myron Pottios and the Steelers Defense in 1964
1964 Pro Bowler
Myron Pottios 1964 Steelers Pro Bowl
The veteran of 12 seasons he finished his career with the Washington Redskins starting in Super Bowl VII against the Miami Dolphins. That season, in the NFC Championship game against Dallas, the Redskins defense held Roger Staubach and teh rest of the Cowboys offense to only 169 yards of total offense and but 3 points.
Redskins Defender Myron Pottios
So many great names on those Los Angeles Rams defenses of late decade of the 1960s. Ranked in the NFL's Top 10 every year he was there as a starter. Here he walks to the sidelines accompanied by All-Pro Safety Ed Meador.
Ram Defenders Late 1960s
Before he was a two-way player at Notre Dame in the late 1950s, he was getting the attention of college recruiters while having an outstanding high school career at Charleroi High School in Pennsylvania. The Stadium there is named in his honor.
Myron Pottios High School Stadium Flyer
His Topps card from his 12th and final season in the NFL. This card is actually from 1974 set but 1973 was officially his last year playing.
Myron Pottios 1974 Washington Redskins Topps Card
Both Jack Pardee and Myron Pottios had been major players with the LA Rams great defenses of the late 1960s. When Head Coach George Allen took over Washington both joined him there and the defensive success continued through the early 1970s. Here we see middle linebacker Pottios (#66) take on the block of Cowboy fullback Walt Garrison (#32) and simultaneously stuff runner Calvin Hill (#35) as Pardee (#32) moves in low to help out.
Washington Redskins Defense Stops Dallas Cowboys Calvin Hill
The Former Pro Bowl linebacker is honored along with other Steelers players who were named to the Steelers Legends team during half-time festivities of the Steelers-Bills game at Heinz Field in 2007. The members of this exclusive group are recognized as the top players of the pre-1970's decades of Steeler football. Pottios was a 2nd round draft pick out of Notre Dame for the Steelers in 1961 and he was selected to play in 3 Pro Bowls as a Steeler before playing with head coach George Allen on the outstanding LA Rams defenses of the late 60s. When Allen became the head coach of the Washington Redskins he traded to get Pottios on the Redskins. He remained a Redskin until he his 12th and final NFL season in 1973.
Former Steelers Linebacker Myron Pottios in 2007
Rams Linebacker Myron Pottios
Myron Pottios LA Rams NFL
Myron Pottios LA Rams 1966-1970
LA Rams Linebacker Myron Pottios 1966-1970
LA Rams 1966 to 1970 Myron Pottios
NFL Myron Pottios Pittsburgh Steelers Linebacker
Myron Pottios Pittsburgh Steelers Linebacker
Before he started his 12-year career in the NFL he was a standout linebacker/offensive lineman at Notre Dame.
Myron Pottios | Notre Dame