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...