2020 Obituaries

Re: 2020 Obituaries

Postby Eagles One » Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:14 pm

Tom Yewcic, former quarterback and punter with the Boston Patriots died in October (no specific date provided), at the age of 88:


https://www.wcvb.com/article/fomer-patr ... y/34443262
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Re: 2020 Obituaries

Postby BD Sullivan » Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:41 am

Bill Mathis, who played all 10 AFL seasons with the Titans/Jets has died at the age of 81, though no death date is noted:

https://www.newyorkjets.com/news/bill-m ... away-at-81
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Re: 2020 Obituaries

Postby nicefellow31 » Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:27 pm

Former Vikings linebacker Matt Blair passes on at the age of 70.
https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2 ... ies-at-70/
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Re: 2020 Obituaries

Postby BD Sullivan » Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:16 pm

Former Raiders offensive linemen Mario Henderson died at the age of 35:

https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/301 ... on-dies-35
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Re: 2020 Obituaries

Postby Eagles One » Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:26 am

Bob Whitlow, former center with the Washington Redskins, Detroit Lions, Atlanta Falcons and Cleveland Browns died on October 23, at the age of 84:


https://www.forsythnews.com/life/people ... s-dies-84/
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Re: 2020 Obituaries

Postby Eagles One » Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:04 am

Jimmy Orr, former flanker, split end and wide receiver with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Colts died on October 27, at the age of 85:


https://www.wltz.com/2020/10/28/former- ... ies-at-85/
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Re: 2020 Obituaries

Postby RichardBak » Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:31 pm

Oh man, now Jimmy Orr?? My faves from the '60s are dropping like flies. Orrsville was a long way from Detroit, but those Colts were my favorites growing up.

RIP Jimmy.
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Re: 2020 Obituaries

Postby SixtiesFan » Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:29 pm

RichardBak wrote:Oh man, now Jimmy Orr?? My faves from the '60s are dropping like flies. Orrsville was a long way from Detroit, but those Colts were my favorites growing up.

RIP Jimmy.


One of the staples of pro football in the 60's was Johnny Unitas throwing a TD pass to Jimmy Orr in Orr's Corner. And we'll always remember Orr wide open for a TD at the end of the first half of Super Bowl III. Earl Morrall didn't see him and threw an interception.
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Re: 2020 Obituaries

Postby RichardBak » Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:26 pm

SixtiesFan wrote:
RichardBak wrote:Oh man, now Jimmy Orr?? My faves from the '60s are dropping like flies. Orrsville was a long way from Detroit, but those Colts were my favorites growing up.

RIP Jimmy.


One of the staples of pro football in the 60's was Johnny Unitas throwing a TD pass to Jimmy Orr in Orr's Corner. And we'll always remember Orr wide open for a TD at the end of the first half of Super Bowl III. Earl Morrall didn't see him and threw an interception.


One of the worst days of my young life. I remember me and my kid brother going down in the basement afterwards and pinning a newspaper photo of Namath on a target and shooting it full of holes with our pellet gun. I think that also may have the time my brother shot a hole in the new furnace. Blame it on the Jets....

Also remember late winter afternoons tossing the football up and down the street, trying to make circus catches in the snow. I was Orr, he was Max McGee....now those are good memories.
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Re: 2020 Obituaries

Postby BD Sullivan » Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:46 pm

A brutal year gets worse with the death of Herb Adderly:

https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/302 ... ey-dies-81
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