2014 Deaths - 1st 20

2014 Deaths - 1st 20

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2014 Player Deaths
Started by LJP, Jan 10 2014 06:26 PM

#1 LJP
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Posted 10 January 2014 - 06:26 PM

Former Rams & Eagles G Don Chuy died January 6, aged 72.

http://www.legacy.co...y&pid=168994735

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 02:15 AM

Former Bengals DB Jim Johnson died January 10, aged 68.

http://www.legacy.co...n&pid=169120472

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 02:05 PM

Dennis Wirgowski, who played defensive end for the Patriots and Eagles, passed away on January 25.

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 12:21 AM

Mike Reed, who played four games with the 1998 Eagles, died of cancer on Friday (1/31) at the age of 39. The article link here incorrectly says he spent 1998 with Buffalo:

http://seattletimes....tball02xml.html

http://www.pro-footb.../R/ReedMi00.htm

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 11:01 AM
Former Bears DT John Kreamcheck passed on 28 Jan, age 88.

http://www.suntimes....dies-at-88.html

http://www.pro-footb.../K/KreaJo20.htm

Back in 1985 HBO and NFL Films did a documentary on the history of the NFL. I recall Art Donovan telling a funny story about facing the Chicago Bears. He said when the bus pulled up in front of Wrigley Field, Kreamcheck was standing outside warming his hands over a barrel fire with some "bums". He described Kreamcheck as having hair coming out of his ears and nose and that he looked like a "neanderthal."

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 04:57 PM

Former Cardinals C Charley Ellzey died January 27, aged 75.

http://www.legacy.co...y&pid=169439703

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 10:15 PM

Abe Woodson died on February 8.

http://blog.sfgate.c...son-dies-at-79/

http://www.pro-footb.../W/WoodAb00.htm

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 10:03 AM

One of the early proponents who led the push to put the Hall of Fame in Canton, writer Chuck Such, has died at the age of 86:

http://www.cantonrep...98/10518/SPORTS

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 04:34 PM

Ken Farragut, a center who played from 1951-1954 for the Philadelphia Eagles, died on Sunday. He was 85 years old.

http://www.philadelp...18-e2f4abed0bab

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 06:24 PM

Former Falcons RB Jim Butler passes away.

http://profootballta...away-at-age-70/

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 07:42 PM

Former Eagles all-pro center Ken Farragut has died.

http://www.philadelp...18-e2f4abed0bab

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 12:43 AM
cdwillis, on 17 Feb 2014 - 6:24 PM, said:

Former Falcons RB Jim Campbell passes away.

http://profootballta...away-at-age-70/

That should be a Jim "Cannonball" Butler not Campbell.

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 12:47 AM
Shipley, on 17 Feb 2014 - 7:42 PM, said:

Former Eagles all-pro center Ken Farragut has died.

http://www.philadelp...18-e2f4abed0bab

Already posted and was NOT an all-pro.

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 10:32 PM

Former New York Giants and Washington Redskins offensive lineman Roy Simmons died on February 20, 2014, in his Bronx, New York apartment at the age of 57.

http://www.outsports...dies-gay-player

http://www.pro-footb.../S/SimmRo20.htm

He was the second NFL player to come out publicly as gay after his playing career and the first ever to publicly admit being HIV positive. The cause of death is unknown, but he had been recently hospitalized with pneumonia.

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 03:07 PM
Mark Durr, on 24 Feb 2014 - 10:32 PM, said:

Former New York Giants and Washington Redskins offensive lineman Roy Simmons died on February 20, 2014, in his Bronx, New York apartment at the age of 57.

http://www.outsports...dies-gay-player

http://www.pro-footb.../S/SimmRo20.htm

He was the second NFL player to come out publicly as gay after his playing career and the first ever to publicly admit being HIV positive. The cause of death is unknown, but he had been recently hospitalized with pneumonia.

Jerry Smith announced he had AIDS two months before his death in 1986.

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 07:59 AM

Randy Trautman, a defensive tackle who was selected by the Washington Redskins in the 9th round of the 1982 NFL Draft and played four years in the CFL with the Calgary Stampeders, died on March 2. He was 53 years old. Trautman is the only player from Boise State to have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

http://www.idahopres...4.html?mode=jqm

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 09:04 AM

Former Bears End Joe Abbey died March 6, aged 88.

http://www.meaningfu...980&fh_id=13043

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 10:53 PM

Former Michigan State LB T.J. Turner, who played two games with the 2001 Patriots, died on Monday of pancreatic cancer at the age of 35:

http://www.freep.com...-state-football

http://www.mlive.com...lineback_2.html

http://www.pro-footb.../T/TurnT.21.htm

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 03:57 PM

Former 49ers G Ted Connolly died February 24, aged 82.

http://www.legacy.co...y&pid=170160977

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 05:48 PM

Ted's Final Year in the NFL, he was with the Browns.
The Browns got him because he upset the 49ers by bringing a Lawyer/ Agent to his contract negotiations, so they traded him.
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He died February 24, 2014 at age 82
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