2020 Obituaries

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Postby Teo » Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:22 pm

Tommy Joe Coffey, a WR-K who was drafted by the Baltimore Colts in the 8th round of the 1959 NFL Draft and then went on to play a stellar 14-year career in the CFL from 1959-1973, died today. Coffey was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1977. He was 83 years old.

https://www.tsn.ca/cfl-hall-of-famer-to ... -1.1514955

https://www.cfhof.ca/members/tommy-joe-coffey/
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Re: 2020 Obituaries

Postby Teo » Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:03 pm

Dan Yochum, a tackle who was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2nd round of the 1972 NFL Draft and then went on to play a stellar 9-year career in the CFL from 1972-1980, mainly for the Montreal Alouettes, died on August 26. Yochum was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2004. He was 70 years old.

https://www.mcall.com/sports/mc-spt-dan ... story.html

https://www.cfhof.ca/members/dan-yochum/
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Re: 2020 Obituaries

Postby Teo » Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:08 pm

Carl Garrett, a RB who played 9 seasons from 1969-1977 for the Patriots, Bears, Jets and Raiders, died on Monday August 24. Garrett was a part of the Raiders Super Bowl XI winning team. He was 72 years old.

https://dentonrc.com/sports/denton-nati ... 4fa8b.html
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Re: 2020 Obituaries

Postby SixtiesFan » Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:20 pm

Teo wrote:Carl Garrett, a RB who played 9 seasons from 1969-1977 for the Patriots, Bears, Jets and Raiders, died on Monday August 24. Garrett was a part of the Raiders Super Bowl XI winning team. He was 72 years old.

https://dentonrc.com/sports/denton-nati ... 4fa8b.html


I remember Carl Garrett. He predicted he would be 1969 AFL Rookie of the Year over O.J. Simpson and he was.

In 1971, when Duane Thomas held out during Cowboys training camp, Dallas traded him to the Patriots for Carl Garrett. After a few days in the Patriot training camp, Thomas wore out his welcome, earlier than he usually did. Whereupon Tex Schramm got Pete Rozelle to rescind the trade, Thomas back to Dallas and Garrett to New England.

During his few days at the Dallas camp, Garrett said something like, "I can run behind a great line here in Dallas which I didn't have before." Garrett (according to Jim Plunkett's book) had some explaining to teammates when he came back to New England.
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Re: 2020 Obituaries

Postby Eagles One » Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:24 pm

Preston Powell, former fullback with the Cleveland Browns died on August 23, at the age of 83:


https://obits.cleveland.com/obituaries/ ... =196714541
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Re: 2020 Obituaries

Postby Eagles One » Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:33 am

Robert Wilson, former wide receiver with the Seattle Seahawks and New Orleans Saints died on September 8, at the age of 46:


https://www.wctv.tv/2020/09/08/former-f ... lson-dies/
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Re: 2020 Obituaries

Postby Eagles One » Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:52 pm

Rich Buzin, former tackle with the New York Giants, Los Angeles Rams and Chicago Bears died on September 5, at the age of 74:


https://www.lanefuneralhomes.com/obitua ... d=18337985
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Re: 2020 Obituaries

Postby Eagles One » Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:46 pm

Billy Autrey, former center with the Chicago Bears died on September 12, at the age of 87:


https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/wacot ... =196800252
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Re: 2020 Obituaries

Postby nicefellow31 » Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:27 pm

PFHOF safety, Larry "Wildcat" Wilson passed away at the age of 82.
https://arizonasports.com/story/2396046 ... ies-at-82/
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Re: 2020 Obituaries

Postby ChrisBabcock » Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:38 pm

nicefellow31 wrote:PFHOF safety, Larry "Wildcat" Wilson passed away at the age of 82.
https://arizonasports.com/story/2396046 ... ies-at-82/


Probably my favorite player in league history who's career ended before I was born.
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