|Born:||May 6, 1930|
Granville, New York
|Died:||October 24, 2019 (aged 89)|
|NFL Draft:||1952 / Round: 2 / Pick: 18|
George Kenneth Tarasovic (May 6, 1930 - October 24, 2019) was an American professional football player of Rusyn or Slovak descent. He played college football for the Boston College Eagles and LSU Tigers. He played 15 years in the National Football League (NFL) with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles, and Denver Broncos.
His father's family was from a village and municipality located in today's northern Slovakia, part of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Tarasovic played one season at Boston College before leaving the school for personal reasons. After one year of junior college, he transferred to LSU. With the Tigers, he was recognized as an All American offensive lineman and a Southeastern Conference all star as a linebacker. 
He played 15 seasons in Pro Football, mainly in the National Football League with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He also spent time with the NFL Philadelphia Eagles and the American Football League's Denver Broncos.
Tarasovic was named to the UPI 2nd team All-NFL squad in 1959, and he is a member of the Western Pennsylvania Football Hall of Fame. Former New York Giants running back Alex Webster called Tarasovic "One of the toughest SOBs I ever played against."