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John Zooka defensive end who played 12 seasons in the National Football League for the St. Louis Cardinals and the Atlanta Falcons, dead at 72.

 

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On 07/06/2020 at 08:24, YoungWillz said:

Suggested as one of the best defensive players of the Cincinnati Bengals, report of the death of Ken Riley at 72:

 


According to this fantastic story, Riley’s mother had just died May 14.  Riley died of a sudden heart attack June 7.

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Bill Groman, who played wide receiver for the Houston Oilers, Buffalo Bills, and Denver Broncos, dead at 83. He is the first and only man to have played on four AFL championship teams. 

 

1962 Fleer #49 Bill Groman - NM-MT

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It's been announced that Jim Kiick has passed. Was battling dementia and was in a care home for a few years.

 

Jim Kiick - 1972 Topps #9 - Vintage Football Card Gallery

 

Absolutely kiicking myself for not picking him in AO.

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13 minutes ago, Banana said:

It's been announced that Jim Kiick has passed. Was battling dementia and was in a care home for a few years.

 

Jim Kiick - 1972 Topps #9 - Vintage Football Card Gallery

 

Absolutely kiicking myself for not picking him in AO.

Well that’s a shaame

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Here is a full list of the Perfect Season Dolphins team.  Who is still alive and who has died


QUARTERBACKS
Earl Morrall        d 2014
Jim Del Gaizo         b 1947
Bob Griese        b 1945

RUNNING BACKS
Mercurcy Morris     b 1947
Jim Kiick        d 2020
Charles Leigh        d 2006
Larry Csonka        b 1946
Hubert Ginn        b 1947
Ed Jenkins        b 1950

WIDE RECEIVERS
Howard Twilley        b 1943
Paul Warfield        b 1942
Marlin Briscoe        b 1945
Ed Jenkins        b 1950
Otto Stowe        b 1949

TIGHT ENDS
Marv Fleming        b 1942
Jim Mandich        d 2011

OFFENSIVE LINESMEN
Doug Crusan        b 1946
Bob Kuechenberg        d 2019
Jim Langer        d 2019
Larry Little        b 1945
Norm Evans        b 1942
Howard Kindig        b 1941
Al Jenkins        b 1946
Wayne Moore        d 1989

DEFENSIVE LINESMEN
Vern Den Herder        b 1948
Manny Fernandez        b 1946
Bob Heinz        b 1947
Bill Stanfill        d 2016
Jim Dunaway        d 2018
Maulty Moore        b 1946

LINEBACKERS
Doug Swift        b 1948
Nick Buoniconti        d 2019
Mike Kolen        b 1948
Larry Ball        b 1949
Bob Matheson        d 1994
Jesse Powell        d 2012

DEFENSIVE BACKS
Tim Foley        b 1948
Curtis Johnson        b 1948
Dick Anderson        b 1946
Jake Scott        b 1945
Charlie Babb        b 1950
Mike Howell        b 1943
Lloyd Mumphord        b 1946
Henry Stuckey        b 1950

SPECIAL TEAMS
Garo Yepremian        d 2015
Larry Seiple        b 1945
Billy Lothridge        d 1996

RESERVE LIST / PRACTICE SQUAD
Tom Curtis         b 1947
Karl Noonan        b 1944
Mike Kadish         b 1950

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On 20/06/2020 at 19:33, Banana said:

It's been announced that Jim Kiick has passed. Was battling dementia and was in a care home for a few years.

 

Jim Kiick - 1972 Topps #9 - Vintage Football Card Gallery

 

Absolutely kiicking myself for not picking him in AO.


Brutal year for the Dolphins.

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1 hour ago, Sir Creep said:


Brutal year for the Dolphins.

 

Idk bout that they got Tua

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On 30/05/2020 at 22:56, MrWonderful said:

We just don't know what kind of cancer it is.  I saw it on another article described as a "treatable but aggressive form of cancer."  Definitely needs to be put on watch lists.

A bit more info on Floyd Little.  His wife says he's responding well to treatments for stage 2 NET cancerHe's going to undergo chemo every day for two weeks, wait two weeks, and then do the chemo again every day for two weeks.  

 

From what I could gather, chemo on this type of cancer is not generally very effective, unless it's anaplastic metastatic disease, or SSRS-negative tumors.  He could very well be one to watch for 2021, despite this seemingly-positive update.  

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Twitter reporting the death of “Little Joe” Arenas aged 94. Played for the San Fran 49ers from 51–57, with a kick average the 9th best in NFL history.

 

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Donnell Leomiti, an assistant coach for CSU-Pueblo Pack since the program returned in 2008, died of pancreatic cancer Saturday night.  He was 47.

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Howard Mudd, who played seven seasons for the San Francisco 49’ers and the Chicago Bears from 1964 to 1970 and was the offensive line coach for the Indianapolis Colts has died after being involved in a serious motorcycle accident 2 weeks ago... https://www.google.com/amp/s/profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2020/08/12/howard-mudd-dies-two-weeks-after-motorcycle-accident/amp/

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Dan Yochum, an American-born player who went onto a Hall of Fame career in the Canadian Football League, becoming a key member of the 1970s Montreal Alouettes, a team that won two Grey Cups under head coach Marv Levy, and a four-time league all-star, has died. He was 70.

 

https://en.montrealalouettes.com/2020/08/28/alouettes-saddened-death-dan-yochum/

 

Dan Yochum, #67 | Toujours Game


 

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Former Michigan State All-American punter Greg Montgomery Jr. passed away on Aug. 23, 2020. He was 55 (1964-2020).
A two-time first-team All-American (1986-87) and three-time All-Big Ten First Team selection (1985-87), Montgomery ranks first in Spartan history in punting average (45.2 ypp), which also ranks second in the history of the Big Ten Conference.

Montgomery kicked three of the six longest punts in MSU history, including a school-record long 86-yarder at Michigan in 1986. He also had an 80-yarder vs. Indiana in 1985 and a 75-yarder vs. Michigan in 1985. During his career, he registered at least one punt of 50 yards or more in 33 of 35 outings.
Montgomery was selected in the third round (No. 72 overall) of the 1988 NFL Draft by the Houston Oilers. He spent nine years in the NFL (Houston, 1988-93; Detroit, 1994; Baltimore, 1996-97) and was a first-team All-Pro and Pro Bowler in 1993 after leading the NFL in punting (45.6 avg.). Montgomery led the NFL in punting three times (45.0 avg. in 1990, 46.9 avg. in 1992, 45.6 avg. in 1993) and finished his career with a 43.6-yard average in 142 career games.
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Chicago Bears running back Gale Sayers reportedly dead:

Discussed in many places as a possible for this year.

 

Picked for the DDP.

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I remember watching NFL films as a kid and marveled at "the razor-sharp cutting ability of Gale Sayers."  What a talent he was before injuries cut short his career, a talent so undeniable that he still became a Hall Of Famer.  Hit #16 for me, also.  RIP.  

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