2019 Obituaries

Re: 2019 Obituaries

Postby Eagles One » Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:40 am

Vaughan Johnson, former linebacker with the Jacksonville Bulls, New Orleans Saints and Philadelphia Eagles died on December 12, at the age of 57:


https://www.nola.com/sports/saints/arti ... b1c52.html
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Re: 2019 Obituaries

Postby Citizen » Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:43 am

Eagles One wrote:R-Kal Truluck, former defensive end with the Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs, Arizona Cardinals, Saskatchewan Roughriders and Montreal Alouettes died on November 29, at the age of 45:


https://ottawacitizen.com/sports/footba ... da788335d9


One of the all-time great Packers names, along with Atari Bigby and Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix.
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Re: 2019 Obituaries

Postby Rupert Patrick » Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:14 pm

James "Radio" Kennedy, subject of the 2003 film starring Cuba Gooding Jr., passed away at the age of 73. Radio lived in the next county over from me, and was a beloved figure in the local community, he was always working to raise money for charities. While he never played football, he was synonymous with the TL Hanna football team for decades:

https://www.wyff4.com/article/tl-hanna- ... s/30231605
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Re: 2019 Obituaries

Postby Rupert Patrick » Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:40 am

Another death of a football related figure who had a motion picture made about him - Coach Herman Boone, the legendary Virginia high school football coach portrayed by Denzel Washington in the movie "Remember the Titans", has passed away at the age of 84:

https://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/28 ... ns-dies-84
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Re: 2019 Obituaries

Postby Eagles One » Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:41 pm

Rex Johnston, former halfback with the Pittsburgh Steelers (also played briefly with the Pittsburgh Pirates) died on December 15, at the age of 82:


https://www.latimes.com/sports/usc/stor ... l-mlb-dies
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Re: 2019 Obituaries

Postby BD Sullivan » Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:50 pm

Rupert Patrick wrote:Another death of a football related figure who had a motion picture made about him - Coach Herman Boone, the legendary Virginia high school football coach portrayed by Denzel Washington in the movie "Remember the Titans", has passed away at the age of 84:

https://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/28 ... ns-dies-84


He died only seven months after the coach he replaced, Bill Yoast:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/h ... 235916001/
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Re: 2019 Obituaries

Postby Eagles One » Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:26 pm

Rusty Hilger, former quarterback with the Oakland Raiders, Detroit Lions and Indianapolis Colts died on December 24, at the age of 57:


https://www.koco.com/article/record-set ... /30324572#
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Re: 2019 Obituaries

Postby Halas Hall » Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:36 pm

https://lionswire.usatoday.com/2019/12/21/ex-lions-safety-jimmy-spiderman-allen-has-passed-away/

Jimmy "Spiderman" Allen, who was a member of the Pittsburgh Steeler's stellar 1974 draft class and played with the Steelers and Lions, passed away earlier this week.
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Re: 2019 Obituaries

Postby Eagles One » Thu Dec 26, 2019 3:18 pm

Elbert Dubenion, former flanker, halfback with the Buffalo Bills died on December 26, at the age of 86:


https://www.buffalobills.com/news/elber ... -at-age-86
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Re: 2019 Obituaries

Postby Rupert Patrick » Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:53 pm

Halas Hall wrote:https://lionswire.usatoday.com/2019/12/21/ex-lions-safety-jimmy-spiderman-allen-has-passed-away/

Jimmy "Spiderman" Allen, who was a member of the Pittsburgh Steeler's stellar 1974 draft class and played with the Steelers and Lions, passed away earlier this week.


I found a clip of Jimmy Allen celebrating on the sidelines at the end of Super Bowl IX; it's from the NFL Films highlight film of Super Bowl IX at the 22:40 mark in the video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3damThPEf8
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