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Greg Latta (born October 13, 1952 in Newark, New Jerseymarker) was an American football player. As tight end, he was drafted by the Baltimore Colts of the National Football League, but played instead for the Florida Blazers of the World Football League in 1974. He left for the Chicago Bears in 1975 along with the head coach of the Blazers, Jack Pardee. Latta was a member of the NFL Chicago Bears from 1975 to 1979.

In his rookie season with the Florida Blazers, Latta caught 39 passes for 815 yards and nine touchdown receptions. The Blazers went to the 1974 World Bowl Championship game falling 22-21 to the Birmingham Americans.

During his 5-year NFL career, the 6-foot-three, 227-pound tight end caught 90 passes for 1,081 yards and 7 touchdowns. On special teams, he returned 3 kickoffs for 22 yards.

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Latta attended South Side High Schoolmarker in Newark and Morgan State Collegemarker in Baltimore, Maryland.

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