2015 Obituaries

Re: 2015 Obituaries

Postby SixtiesFan » Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:40 am

LJP wrote:Former Eagles & Steelers E Don Looney died April 5, aged 98.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/housto ... =174570292

http://www.profootballarchives.com/loon00200.html


He was the father of Joe Don Looney, who died in 1988.
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Re: 2015 Obituaries

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Re: 2015 Obituaries

Postby BD Sullivan » Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:18 pm

Former Saints (and Jets for one game) kicker Rich Szaro died this morning in his native Poland:

http://www.thenews.pl/1/5/Artykul/20286 ... Szaro-dies

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/p ... arRi20.htm
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Re: 2015 Obituaries

Postby Teo » Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:42 pm

BD Sullivan wrote:Former Saints (and Jets for one game) kicker Rich Szaro died this morning in his native Poland:

http://www.thenews.pl/1/5/Artykul/20286 ... Szaro-dies

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/p ... arRi20.htm


It is wrong that he was the first Polish-born NFL player. Without looking up, fellow kicker Chester Marcol began his NFL career three years earlier.

But Szaro has a record that is difficult to surpass in the near future: he is the all-time NFL scorer for a Harvard alumni, he has nearly three times more points that Ryan Fitzpatrick.
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Re: 2015 Obituaries

Postby BD Sullivan » Wed Apr 08, 2015 11:16 pm

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Re: 2015 Obituaries

Postby BD Sullivan » Fri Apr 10, 2015 3:12 pm

Jim Mutscheller, who was with the Colts from 1954-61, died this morning at the age of 85.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/balt ... story.html

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/p ... tsJi00.htm
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Re: 2015 Obituaries

Postby BD Sullivan » Fri Apr 10, 2015 3:17 pm

Ray Graves, who played with the Eagles from 1942-3, and 1946, died this morning at the age of 96. That 1943 team was the Steagles, the war-based combo of the Steelers and Eagles. Graves was best known for his 10 years coaching Florida, including the Steve Spurrier era:

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/f ... -post.html

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/p ... avRa20.htm
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Re: 2015 Obituaries

Postby LJP » Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:53 am

Former Bears QB Buddy Lee died on April 10, aged 67.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sptime ... =174628284
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Re: 2015 Obituaries

Postby BD Sullivan » Tue Apr 14, 2015 1:01 pm

LJP wrote:Former Bears QB Buddy Lee died on April 10, aged 67.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sptime ... =174628284


He was drafted by the Bears, but never played for any NFL team during the regular season (or postseason). He was activated from the taxi squad in October 1971 as Bobby Douglass' backup after Jack Concannon and Kent Nix went down with injuries, but returned to the taxi squad after two games.

He was traded to the Rams for RB Jim Kirby in July 1972, but also never saw the field.
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Re: 2015 Obituaries

Postby Teo » Fri Apr 17, 2015 3:11 pm

Former LB Jimmy Gunn, who played for Chicago, the N.Y. Giants and Tampa Bay from 1970-1976, died April 11. He was 66 years old.

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/p ... nnJi20.htm

http://www.latimes.com/sports/usc/uscno ... story.html
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