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Pigskin Past - Sports History Network EPISODE 12, 2nd November 2020
The Era of Great Tight Ends
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The Era of Great Tight Ends

Pigskin Past is part of the Sports History Network - The Headquarters For Your Favorite Sport's Yesteryear.


This episode covers a little history of 14 of the greatest tight ends to play in the NFL in the 1970s. . A tight end must be able to run pass routes and catch the ball. But he also must be big and strong enough to stay in and block a charging defensive end or linebacker. Indeed, tight ends in the NFL earn their pay.

Read the entire episode blog post and check out some other cool info regarding this episode here.


PIgskin Past is a podcast dedicated to teaching fans about the history of the NFL during the 1970s, a time when the host (Joe Zagorski) grew up as a rabid fan of the game. Joe is also an author of multiple NFL books. See Joe's books below.

The NFL in the 1970s: Pro Football's Most Important Decade

The Year the Packers Came Back: The 1972 Resurgence

America's Trailblazing Middle Linebacker: The Story of NFL Hall of Famer Willie Lanier