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Re: 2019 Obituaries

PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:24 pm
by BD Sullivan
Eagles One wrote:John Ralston, former Denver Broncos head coach died on September 16, at the age of 92:


https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/09/15/ ... ston-dies/


I'm reminded of how he basically built the bulk of the Broncos soon-powerhouse lineup in his five seasons with the team--only to get bounced because of a player mutiny. Red Miller was the beneficiary.

It was during his final year there where he (the former Stanford coach) ran the score up on the hapless expansion Bucs, causing John McKay (the former USC coach) to utter this memorable (and censored) line: "Ralston's a p**ck and has always been one."

Re: 2019 Obituaries

PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:44 pm
by OldestLivingFootball

Re: 2019 Obituaries

PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:14 am
by Eagles One
Howard Cassady, Heisman Trophy winner (1955), former halfback with the Detroit Lions, Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles died on September 20, at the age of 85:


https://www.10tv.com/article/howard-hop ... 5-2019-sep

Re: 2019 Obituaries

PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:42 am
by BD Sullivan
The last living original AFL owner, Barron Hilton (Chargers), died yesterday at the age of 91:

https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/ ... ath-Barron

Re: 2019 Obituaries

PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:10 pm
by Eagles One
E.J. Holub, former linebacker and center with the Kansas City Chiefs died on September 21, at the age of 81:


https://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/k ... 63587.html

Re: 2019 Obituaries

PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:18 pm
by BD Sullivan
Technically not an NFL death since he never took a snap in an official league game, but former Ole Miss QB Jevan Snead was found dead on Saturday at the age of 32. He was cut by Tampa Bay after going undrafted, after having ignored a suggestion to stay in school another year:

https://nypost.com/2019/09/23/former-co ... ead-at-32/

Re: 2019 Obituaries

PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:19 pm
by Eagles One
Wally Chambers, former defensive tackle and end with the Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers died on September 23, at the age of 68:


https://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/b ... story.html

Re: 2019 Obituaries

PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:25 am
by Eagles One
Tommy Brooker, former offensive end with the Dallas Texans and Kansas City Chiefs died on September 21, at the age of 80:


https://247sports.com/college/alabama/A ... 136005954/

Re: 2019 Obituaries

PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:06 am
by SixtiesFan
Eagles One wrote:Tommy Brooker, former offensive end with the Dallas Texans and Kansas City Chiefs died on September 21, at the age of 80:


https://247sports.com/college/alabama/A ... 136005954/


Tommy Brooker kicked the game-winning field goal for the Dallas Texans 20-17 win over the Houston Oilers in the 1962 AFL Championship game. It came in the second overtime.

Re: 2019 Obituaries

PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:54 pm
by Eagles One
Ed Simonini, former middle linebacker with the Baltimore Colts and New Orleans Saints died on October 1, at the age of 65:


https://fanbuzz.com/college-football/se ... ini-death/