Greg Ploetz with his grandson, Lukas Gregory, died May 11 from the effects of frontal lobe dementia, a disease likely caused by his years of playing football. He was a member of Texas’ 1969 national championship team and later coached and taught at Trinity Valley, Country Day and Fort Worth Trimble Tech.
Greg Ploetz with his grandson, Lukas Gregory, died May 11 from the effects of frontal lobe dementia, a disease likely caused by his years of playing football. He was a member of Texas’ 1969 national championship team and later coached and taught at Trinity Valley, Country Day and Fort Worth Trimble Tech. Deb Ploetz Courtesy
Greg Ploetz with his grandson, Lukas Gregory, died May 11 from the effects of frontal lobe dementia, a disease likely caused by his years of playing football. He was a member of Texas’ 1969 national championship team and later coached and taught at Trinity Valley, Country Day and Fort Worth Trimble Tech. Deb Ploetz Courtesy

Football likely robbed former Texas standout of his art, life

May 22, 2015 12:19 PM