George Lilja - #61 - T - Michigan - Profile

George Lilja

George Lilja

Height: 6'4"
Weight: 260 lbs
Age: 49
Years With Jets: 1983-84
College: Michigan

PRO: Played in 1game in 1983 (at Miami) ...was signed as a free agent by the Jets on Sept. 27 to fill roster spot when Freeman McNeil was placed on IR...was on active roster for remaining 12 games ...started season with Rams and was on their opening day active roster, but did not play ...played in 9 games for LA in 1982, all on special teams ...was originally the Rams' 4th round pick in 1981...suffered an ankle injury that year and spent the entire season on IR.

COllEGE: Started on offensive line in final2 years at Michigan ... named all-America 2nd team by UPI, NEA, Football News and College & Pro Football Week/y ...was also named All-Big 10 by AP and UPI.

PERSONAL: Wife Meg ...has degree in business and baseball standout at Sandburg High in hometown of Orland Park, IL...birthplace: Evergreen, IL.

From 1984 Jets yearbook.

Lilja wore the number 59 in 1983.