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Who is Rodger Bird? His Bio, Wiki, Age, Education, Career (Ex Raider),Family, Funs, Final Tributes

Rodger Bird Bio, Wiki

Rodger Paul Bird was born in 1943, July 2, he was an American professional football player for the Oakland Raiders of the American Football League (AFL).

Rodger Bird


Bird died while at the age of 76 years old on May 16, 2020.

Rodger Bird Education

He attended Corbin High School at his home town, Kentucky, and later proceeded to the University of Kentucky for the Wildcats.

Rodger Bird Career

According to WYMT Mountain News Rodger before signing with the Oakland Raiders, First played football for the Kentucky Wildcats at the University of Kentucky, where he totaled 1,699 rushing yards and 21 touchdowns, He later joined Raiders from 1966 and 1968 playing defensive back.

Bird was highly known as the “Corbin Comet,” when he was inducted into the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame. Bird was inducted into the University of Kentucky Athletics Hall of Fame In 2005.

In 2011Bird was named as a Southeastern Conference Football Legend.

Rodger Bird Family

Bird along with his four Bird Brothers all played sports for the University of Kentucky. They were known majorly for their athletic success playing football and basketball. These brothers are Calvin, Jerry, and Billy.


Just after the news of Rodger Bird came out Funs shared on social media about him. One of the fund being Matt Jones of Kentucky Sports Radio who tweeted,

“Rodger Bird was one of the best to ever play at Kentucky, a two-time All SEC player who then went on to play for the Oakland Raiders He loved Corbin and was a huge advocate to all from the mountains Prayers to the family and A hearty salute to a wonderful man and a UK legend.”


Chris Staples stated that Rodger was a great friend and mentor, I will miss you. I will always cherish the many conversations we had talking about Raider and UK football. RIP Corbin Comet.


Oscar also added that,

This is the cover of the 1965 Street & Smith College Football Yearbook and the cover photo made me a lifelong fan of this annual magazine. The photo of Wildcat star RB sent chills down my spine as we were the same age and my first year of covering.





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