New FBI headquarters faces prospect of indefinite delay

Anthony Mason

How retired pro athletes Gino Marchetti, Jim Palmer and others stay in shape

How retired pro athletes Gino Marchetti, Jim Palmer and others stay in shape

At 90, Gino Marchetti still elicits awe when he steps into a room. The old Colts defensive end hasn't lost an inch off the 6-foot-5 frame that cowed quarterbacks 60 years ago. Then, Marchetti bowled over opponents in his rush to make a tackle. Now, he just bowls.

At his age?

"Hey, I'm 90. I'm not dead," he said.

Marchetti is the second-oldest living player in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Nonetheless, twice a week, he bowls tenpins in a senior league near his home in Downingtown, Pa. A few years ago, he rolled a 299. Only a stubborn 5-pin stood between Marchetti and a perfect game.

"The last few...

46°