- NFL Tight End
Born and raised in Porterville, California, Bear Pascoe is probably best known for his NFL career with the New York Giants. Giants fans know Bear as a workhorse tight end who mostly blocks and occasional snags a pass. In fact, he caught four balls for 33 yards in the Giant's Super Bowl win against the Patriots. What most fans don't know is that Bear is also an accomplished team roper, a skill that he learned growing up on his family's ranch.
Roping and football go hand-in-hand for the Pascoe clan. Bear's father played linebacker at Colorado State in the 1970s and still competes on the rodeo circuit. "If you were a man born into the Pascoe family, you were doomed to rope and play football," says Bear's father. He and Bear see plenty of overlap between to the sports, emphasizing strength, agility, and good hand-eye coordination.
When he's not in his Giants uniform, Bear is almost always in a pair of Wranglers. He and his wife Katie, who also comes from a rodeo family, are currently enjoying life in and around New York. The hope to return to the ranch life once Bear's playing days are done.