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Re: 2015 Obituaries

PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 4:31 pm
by Teo
John Barrow, a OT/DT who played 14 seasons (1957-1970) with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League, died on Tuesday Febryary 17th. He was 79 years old. Barrow was considered the top offensive lineman in the history of the CFL at the time of his retirment and was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1976. Barrow played college football at Florida and was selected by the Detroit Lions in the 5th round of the 1957 NFL Draft, but he chose to play in Canada.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/football/cfl/fo ... w-dead-79/

http://www.cfhof.ca/hall-of-fame-member ... ge=Players

Re: 2015 Obituaries

PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 11:15 am
by cdwillis
Former NFL WR Clyde Duncan died on Feb. 15th. He was 54 years old.

http://www.knoxnews.com/govolsxtra/foot ... 4_78138995

Re: 2015 Obituaries

PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 10:05 pm
by Rupert Patrick
http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/terp ... story.html

Ed Modzelewski, the star fullback on Maryland's undefeated 1952 Sugar Bowl champions, died Friday of congestive heart failure at his home in West Sedona, Ariz. "Big Mo," as he was known, was 86.

Re: 2015 Obituaries

PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 11:00 am
by cdwillis
Former NFL linebacker Tom Bettis, who played nine years in the NFL, died on Feb. 28th. He was 81 years old.
Bettis played for the Packers (1955-1961), winning 1 NFL Championship; Steelers (1962) and the Bears (1963),
winning another NFL Championship with the Bears.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/chicag ... =174288770

Re: 2015 Obituaries

PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 11:20 am
by Bryan
cdwillis wrote:Former NFL linebacker Tom Bettis, who played nine years in the NFL, died on Feb. 28th. He was 81 years old.
Bettis played for the Packers (1955-1961), winning 1 NFL Championship; Steelers (1962) and the Bears (1963),
winning another NFL Championship with the Bears.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/chicag ... =174288770


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Re: 2015 Obituaries

PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:30 pm
by JohnH19
Teo wrote:John Barrow, a OT/DT who played 14 seasons (1957-1970) with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League, died on Tuesday Febryary 17th. He was 79 years old. Barrow was considered the top offensive lineman in the history of the CFL at the time of his retirment...


Barrow was actually recognized more for his great play as a DT than he was for his play as an OT.

Re: 2015 Obituaries

PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:22 am
by LJP
Former Giants, Steelers & Bears E Dick Hensley died March 7, aged 87.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/herald ... =174344191

Re: 2015 Obituaries

PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:24 am
by LJP
Former Eagles & 49ers DE Jerry Wilson died March 5, aged 78.

http://obits.al.com/obituaries/birmingh ... =174331641

Re: 2015 Obituaries

PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 10:03 pm
by BD Sullivan
Dan Lewis, who played with three teams from 1958-66 (primarily the Lions) died on March 6 at the age of 79:

http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/l ... /24673181/

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/p ... wiDa02.htm

Re: 2015 Obituaries

PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:54 am
by SixtiesFan
BD Sullivan wrote:Dan Lewis, who played with three teams from 1958-66 (primarily the Lions) died on March 6 at the age of 79:

http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/l ... /24673181/

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/p ... wiDa02.htm


I remember in the early 60's when you watched the Lions on Thanksgiving Day. Their running backs were Dan Lewis and Nick Pietrosante.