2014 Deaths - Continued

2014 Deaths - Continued

Postby oldecapecod11 » Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:01 pm

Aki Jones
by Massimo Foglio » Mon Oct 13, 2014 12:44 pm
Aki Jones, who played for the Washington Redskins in 2005, died in a car acciden in Miami.
http://www.mmwroclaw.pl/494559/nie-zyje ... -w-wypadku
The article is in Polish, since he played for three different Polish teams in 2009-11.
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Re: 2014 Deaths - Continued

Postby oldecapecod11 » Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:04 pm

Tommy Lewis Obit, made famous tackle off bench Cotton Bowl
by cdwillis » Mon Oct 13, 2014 2:40 pm
Although he didn't play in the NFL, Tommy Lewis, made football history in the 1954 Cotton Bowl when he came off the University of Alabama sidelines and tackled
Rice running back Dicky Moegle. He played in the CFL.
http://www.al.com/news/huntsville/index ... svill.html
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Postby oldecapecod11 » Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:07 pm

Tommy Lewis
by BD Sullivan » Mon Oct 13, 2014 2:41 pm
While he only played in the CFL, this death seemingly is worth mentioning: Tommy Lewis, who literally came off the bench for Alabama to tackle Rice's Dicky Maegle in the 1954 Cotton Bowl, died yesterday at the age of 83:
http://blog.chron.com/sportsupdate/2014 ... ench-dies/
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Postby oldecapecod11 » Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:17 pm

Elbert Drungo
by BD Sullivan » Mon Oct 13, 2014 8:56 pm
Elbert Drungo, who played all but one of his nine AFL/NFL seasons with the Oilers, died of cancer on Saturday at the age of 71:
http://www.thestate.com/2014/10/13/3742 ... ilers.html
http://www.pro-football-reference/playe ... unEl20.htm
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Postby LJP » Fri Oct 17, 2014 2:57 pm

Former Bears and Giants RB Art Best died on October 14, aged 61.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dispat ... =172836804
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Re: 2014 Deaths - Continued

Postby BD Sullivan » Thu Oct 23, 2014 12:02 pm

John (Bull) Bramlett, who played with four different teams from 1965-71 died this morning:

http://www.wmcactionnews5.com/story/268 ... in-memphis

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/p ... amJo00.htm
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Postby BD Sullivan » Sun Oct 26, 2014 8:14 pm

Mo Collins, who played six seasons with the Raiders from 1998-2003, has died at the age of 38:

http://www.mercurynews.com/raiders/ci_2 ... dies-at-38

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/p ... llMo20.htm
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Re: 2014 Deaths - Continued

Postby BD Sullivan » Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:19 am

Gordy Soltau, who played nine seasons with the 49ers from 1950-58, then did their games with CBS for years, has died:

http://www.49ers.com/news/article-2/49e ... cb3ad10fe1

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/p ... ltGo00.htm
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Re: 2014 Deaths - Continued

Postby BD Sullivan » Fri Oct 31, 2014 12:38 am

Don Bracken, a punter for the Packers and Rams from 1985-92, died at the age of 52:

http://trib.com/sports/high-school/foot ... bdfcf.html

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/p ... acDo20.htm
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Re: 2014 Deaths - Continued

Postby Citizen » Mon Nov 10, 2014 11:40 am

Former Vikings safety Orlando Thomas died at 42 after a long battle with ALS.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/11851 ... er-dies-42
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