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1989 - 1980 Pro Football Necrology List

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Here are the reported deaths of professional football players between the years 1980 - 1989.

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Pro Football Deaths Per Year

1989 - 144

1988 - 106

1987 - 102

1986 - 123

1985 - 113

1984 - 111

1983 - 112

1982 - 81

1981 - 99

1980 - 121

 

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Pro Football Deaths 1989

Name Team Debut Birth Date Death Date Age
Achiu, Walter 'Sneeze' 1927 Dayton Triangles 08/03/02 03/21/89 86
Allton, Joe 1942 Chicago Cardinals 09/07/20 02/26/89 68
Anderson, Jerry 1977 Cincinnati Bengals 10/27/53 05/27/89 35
Ashburn, Clifford L. 1929 New York Giants 11/21/05 11/09/89 83
Baldwin, Jack D. 1946 New York Yankees 07/31/21 08/28/89 68
Banks, Willie 1968 Washington Redskins 03/17/46 07/02/89 43
Barber, Ernie 1945 Washington Redskins 01/14/15 06/05/89 74
Bartos, Joe 1950 Washington Redskins 11/18/26 03/11/89 62
Bass, Don 1978 Cincinnati Bengals 03/11/56 10/27/89 33
Beckman, Brad 1988 New York Giants 12/31/64 12/18/89 24
Bolger, James Lee 'Jim' 1926 Brooklyn Horsemen (AFL I) 07/21/03 11/27/89 86
Bond, Chuck 1937 Washington Redskins 01/15/14 09/24/89 75
Brett, Edwin 'Jeep' 1936 Chicago Cardinals 03/20/14 05/17/89 75
Brock, James Lewis 1940 Green Bay Packers 12/09/17 05/07/89 71
Broda, Hal 1927 Cleveland Bulldogs 07/27/05 02/13/89 83
Bross, Matthew 'Mal' 1927 Green Bay Packers 12/07/03 02/08/89 85
Brown, William E. 1960 Boston Patriots 04/25/36 04/18/89 52
Buel, Robert Jay 1947 Chicago Bears 10/03/23 08/30/89 65
Bunyan, John T. 'Moose' 1929 Staten Island Stapletons 09/07/05 09/13/89 84
Chase, Ralph E. 'Horse' 1926 Hammond Pros 12/19/02 10/24/89 86
Cheatham, Hilliard Lloyd 1942 Chicago Cardinals 03/20/19 06/11/89 70
Clark, Donald R. 1948 San Francisco 49ers 12/22/23 08/06/89 65
Clark, Herman 1952 Chicago Bears 11/30/39 10/15/89 49
Comp, Irv 1943 Green Bay Packers 05/17/19 07/11/89 70
Corgan, Mike 1943 Detroit Lions 10/26/18 05/28/89 70
Cortemeglia, Chris 1927 Frankford Yellow Jackets 09/21/03 03/14/89 85
Cross, Bobby 1952 Chicago Bears 07/04/31 06/18/89 57
Crowe, Paul J. 1948 San Francisco 49ers 10/23/24 12/13/89 65
Curry, Ivory 1987 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 02/06/61 08/15/89 28
Daddio, Bill 1941 Chicago Cardinals 04/26/16 07/05/89 73
Davis, Paul 1947 Pittsburgh Steelers 03/21/25 02/21/89 63
Dennery, Vince 1941 New York Giants 11/17/16 08/09/89 72
Dewar, James A. 1947 Cleveland Browns 06/17/22 06/30/89 67
Dokes, Phil 1977 Buffalo Bills 09/07/55 12/07/89 34
Douglas, Otis 1946 Philadelphia Eagles 07/25/11 03/21/89 77
Dove, Wes 1987 Seattle Seahawks 02/09/64 03/05/89 25
Elston, Arthur W. 'Dutch' 1942 Cleveland Rams 11/19/18 09/10/89 70
Elzey, Paul 1968 Cincinnati Bengals 05/13/46 09/29/89 43
Englund, Harry C. 1921 Chicago Staleys 08/13/00 03/16/89 88
Fiorentino, Ed 1947 Boston Yanks 09/21/23 08/02/89 65
Fishman, Allick 'Alec' 1921 Evansville Crimson Giants 9/17/1898 10/16/89 91
Friedman, Robert 'Bob' 1943 Philadelphia Eagles 09/11/21 12/09/89 68
Franceschi, Peter Louis 1946 San Francisco 49ers 09/28/19 07/22/89 69
Galazin, Stan 1937 New York Giants 08/08/15 01/03/89 73
Glamp, Joe 1947 Pittsburgh Steelers 05/13/21 01/13/89 67
Green, John L. 1947 Philadelphia Eagles 10/14/21 03/06/89 67
Greenich, Harley 'Duke' 1944 Chicago Bears 10/16/21 03/04/89 67
Grefe, Ted 1945 Detroit Lions 10/26/16 10/27/89 73
Hahn, Ray 1926 Hammond Pros 11/19/1897 11/08/89 91
Hanson, Homer 1934 Cincinnati Reds 07/25/10 10/05/89 79
Hardy, Richard 'Dick' 1926 Racine Tornadoes 07/25/04 11/22/89 85
Harris, Edmund Dudley 'Dud' 1930 Portsmouth Spartans 10/24/03 02/13/89 85
Heap, Walter R. 1947 Los Angeles Dons 09/18/21 05/20/89 67
Hoel, J. Robert 'Bob' 1940 Milwaukee Chiefs (AFL III) 02/07/16 05/10/89 73
Holmstrom, Bob 1940 Milwaukee Chiefs (AFL III) 01/15/13 12/11/89 76
Huffman, Iolas 1923 Cleveland Indians 2/04/1898 11/12/89 91
Ivory, Robert J 'Bob' 1947 Detroit Lions 01/19/24 02/25/89 65
Jappe, Paul 1925 New York Giants 1/16/1898 04/01/89 91
Johnson, Oscar 'Swede' 1924 Chicago Bears 05/05/01 10/04/89 88
Jonasen, Charlie 1921 Minneapolis Marines 12/20/1890 03/09/89 98
Jones, James 'Casey' 1946 Detroit Lions 12/15/20 04/07/89 68
Jones, Reno 1922 Toledo Maroons 2/20/1897 01/07/89 91
Kaplan, Avold 1923 Minneapolis Marines 11/16/1899 12/28/89 90
Kish, Ben 1940 Brooklyn Dodgers 03/31/17 02/24/89 71
Kottler, Martin 1933 Pittsburgh Pirates 05/31/10 06/10/89 79
Kregenow, Ed 1926 Cleveland Panthers (AFL I) 02/12/00 10/23/89 89
Krivonak, Joe 1946 Miami Seahawks 07/30/18 10/26/89 71
Krysl, Jerry 1927 Cleveland Bulldogs 01/26/05 10/11/89 84
Lansford, Jim  1952 Dallas Texans 08/19/30 01/17/89 58
Lawson, Jim 1927 New York Yankees 03/11/02 01/03/89 86
Lewis, Joe 1958 Pittsburgh Steelers 01/23/36 10/15/89 53
Lindow, Al 1945 Chicago Cardinals 07/09/19 01/18/89 69
Lio, Agostino Salvatore 1941 Detroit Lions 04/30/18 09/03/89 71
Long, Charley 1961 Boston Patriots 04/06/38 12/16/89 51
Marker, Harry 1934 Pittsburgh Pirates 09/17/10 04/19/89 78
Marshman, Homer 1937 Cleveland Rams Owner 8/03/1898 11/15/89 91
Massey, Carlton 1954 Cleveland Browns 01/17/30 05/22/89 59
Matuszak, John 1973 Houston Oilers 10/25/50 06/17/89 38
McNeese, Tom 1936 Rochester Tigers (AFL II) 08/07/13 11/18/89 76
McPherson, Forrest 1935 Chicago Bears 10/22/11 10/07/89 77
Meredith, Russ 1923 Louisville Brecks 6/27/1897 03/22/89 91
Merlin, Ed 1938 Brooklyn Dodgers 01/02/16 04/17/89 73
Micka, Mike 1944 Washington Redskins 06/18/21 01/04/89 67
Moje, Dick 1951 Green Bay Packers 05/08/27 06/22/89 62
Monroe, Carl 1983 San Francisco 49ers 02/20/60 04/26/89 29
Moore, S. Wayne 1970 Miami Dolphins 08/17/45 08/19/89 44
Moore, Stephen 'Steve' 1983 New England Patriots 10/01/60 10/25/89 29
Morrison, Joe 1959 New York Giants 08/21/37 02/05/89 51
Norwood, Ralph 1989 Atlanta Falcons 01/23/66 11/24/89 23
Oelerich, John 1938 Chicago Bears 02/07/16 02/09/89 73
Oliver, Richard M. 1936 Brooklyn Tigers (AFL II) 11/29/08 08/19/89 80
Pardonner, Paul 1934 Chicago Cardinals 04/29/10 02/14/89 78
Patten (Peyton), Leo T. 1923 Rochester Jeffersons 11/04/1899 04/29/89 89
Perkins, Willis LaFran 1961 Boston Patriots 02/14/34 11/15/89 55
Peterson, Carl Lester 'Les' 1931 Portsmouth Spartans 06/20/08 05/30/89 80
Peterson, John 1936 New York Yankees (AFL II) 09/11/13 02/04/89 75
Petry, Basil 1941 Cincinnati Bengals (AFL III) 01/29/18 10/21/89 71
Plunkett, Sherman 1958 Baltimore Colts 04/07/33 11/18/89 56
Popadak, John 1937 Rochester Tigers (AFL II) 03/27/13 11/26/89 76
Richards, Peirce 'Pete' 1927 Frankford Yellow Jackets 05/13/05 04/04/89 83
Riordan, Charles 'Mike' 1929 Staten Island Stapletons 09/04/06 02/14/89 82
Sachse, Frank 1943 Brooklyn Dodgers 07/24/17 10/01/89 72
Sandberg, Sigurd 'Sandy' 1934 St. Louis Gunners 06/14/10 04/10/89 78
Satterfield, Alfred N. 'Al' 1947 San Francisco 49ers 11/28/21 10/28/89 67
Saulis, Stanley John 'Steve' 1937 Pittsburgh Americans (AFL II) 10/06/14 07/21/89 74
Savotsky (Sawyer), Oliver 1937 Cleveland Rams 05/13/11 12/24/89 78
Scharer, Edward 'Ed' 1926 Detroit Panthers 01/26/02 05/05/89 87
Scheib, Lee 'Skippy' 1930 Brooklyn Dodgers 07/28/03 02/27/89 85
Schmarr, Herm 1943 Brooklyn Dodgers 10/01/12 03/13/89 76
Schmerge, Al 1940 Cincinnati Bengals (AFL III) 05/09/17 03/14/89 71
Schultz, Charlie 1939 Green Bay Packers 10/08/15 03/15/89 73
Sebastian, Mike 1935 Boston Redskins 06/07/10 06/28/89 79
Seick, Frederick 'Red' 1942 New York Giants 04/28/11 10/31/89 78
Siegal, Charles 1936 New York Yankees (AFL II) 12/18/12 11/27/89 76
Simas, William 'Butch' 1932 Chicago Cardinals 08/31/08 05/24/89 80
Sinkovitz, Frank 1947 Pittsburgh Steelers 05/20/23 08/06/89 66
Soda, Y. Charles 'Chet' 1960 Oakland Raiders Owner 03/15/08 03/12/89 80
Stennett, Frederick 'Stud' 1931 Portsmouth Spartans 02/08/07 08/23/89 82
Stevens, Pete 1936 Philadelphia Eagles 06/18/09 05/05/89 79
Stidham, Ernest E. 'Ernie' 1937 Rochester Tigers (AFL II) 09/04/10 06/03/89 78
Sullivan, George H. 1924 Frankford Yellow Jackets 3/15/1897 07/05/89 92
Thomas, George 1950 Washington Redskins 03/04/28 05/23/89 61
Thomason, John 'Stumpy' 1930 Brooklyn Dodgers 02/24/06 04/30/89 83
Thompson, Lurtis 'Tommy'  1940 Pittsburgh Steelers 08/15/16 04/22/89 72
Titus, Silas 1940 Brooklyn Dodgers 09/23/18 02/17/89 70
Tollefson, Chuck 1944 Green Bay Packers 02/28/17 08/20/89 72
Toran, Stacy 1984 Los Angeles Rams 11/10/61 08/05/89 27
Tsoutsouvas, J. Samuel 1940 Detroit Lions 10/08/17 03/27/89 71
Ucovich, Mitch 1944 Washington Redskins 09/27/15 12/01/89 74
Ullery, William 'Jiggs' 1922 Dayton Triangles  5/02/1897 12/23/89 92
Vardian, John J. 'Johnny' 1946 Miami Seahawks 09/25/21 08/08/89 67
Waters, Bob 1960 San Francisco 49ers 06/22/38 05/29/89 50
Wells, Don 1946 Green Bay Packers 07/12/22 02/14/89 66
White, Gene 1946 Buffalo Bisons 08/03/19 04/24/89 69
Wiberg, Oscar 'Ossie' 1927 Cleveland Bulldogs 10/11/04 08/14/89 84
Wiethe, John 'Socko' 1939 Detroit Lions 10/17/12 05/03/89 76
Wilder, Hal 1923 St. Louis All-Stars 2/08/1893 02/05/89 95
Williams, Garland 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers 08/21/21 04/07/89 67
Williams, Jack Gressett 'Tex' 1942 Philadelphia Eagles 08/20/18 04/25/89 70
Woods, Gerald 'Flash' 1926 Columbus Tigers 04/26/02 10/20/89 87
Wyhonic, John N. 1946 Philadelphia Eagles 12/24/19 07/19/89 69
Wynne, Elmer 1928 Chicago Bears 01/20/01 11/08/89 88
Wynne, Harry Clayton 1944 Boston Yanks 07/10/20 10/27/89 69
Yovicsin, John 1944 Philadelphia Eagles 10/17/18 09/13/89 70

Pro Football Deaths 1988

Name Team Debut Birth Date Death Date Age
Allen, Ermal G. 1947 Cleveland Browns 12/25/18 02/09/88 69
Ameche, Alan 1955 Baltimore Colts 06/01/33 08/08/88 55
Apsit, Marger 1931 Frankford Yellow Jackets 06/05/09 12/22/88 79
Barry, Norm 1931 Frankford Yellow Jackets 12/25/1897 10/13/88 90
Bedner, Al 1924 Frankford Yellow Jackets 7/09/1898 07/12/88 90
Bjork, Delbert 1937 Chicago Bears 06/27/14 08/26/88 74
Black, Charles 1925 Duluth Kelleys 01/05/01 12/14/88 87
Bohrer, Bob 1940 Cincinnati Bengals (AFL III) 09/14/18 06/15/88 69
Brumbaugh, U. Boyd 1938 Brooklyn Dodgers 08/24/15 04/05/88 72
Burch, Bill 1937 Cincinnati Bengals (AFL II) 04/22/12 09/05/88 76
Butcher, Wendell 1938 Brooklyn Dodgers 03/28/14 12/18/88 74
Carey, Bob  1952 Los Angeles Rams 02/08/30 10/15/88 58
Chalmers, George 1933 Brooklyn Dodgers 10/19/08 08/07/88 79
Chamberlain, Garth 1945 Pittsburgh Steelers 05/19/20 12/21/88 68
Chomyszak, Steve 1966 New York Jets 02/27/44 01/25/88 43
Clark, Charles 'Boobie' 1973 Cincinnati Bengals 11/08/50 10/25/88 37
Collins, Paul Andrew 1932 Boston Braves 10/31/07 09/25/88 80
Cordill, Oliver 'Olie' 1940 Cleveland Rams 04/28/16 11/14/88 72
Corley, Elbert E. 'Bert' 1947 Buffalo Bills 09/09/20 09/22/88 68
Croudip, David 1984 Los Angeles Rams 01/25/58 10/10/88 30
Cuneo, Ernie 1929 Orange Tornadoes 05/27/05 03/02/88 82
Dahms, Tom 1951 Los Angeles Rams 04/19/27 11/30/88 61
Davis, Sylvester 'Red' 1933 Portsmouth Spartans 11/14/07 08/05/88 80
Dempsey, Jack 1934 Philadelphia Eagles 03/12/12 08/26/88 76
Detwiler, John 1923 Hammond Pros 3/14/1892 02/06/88 95
Dotsch, Rollie 1972 Green Bay Packers 02/14/33 03/16/88 55 Coach
Dow, Ken 1941 Washington Redskins 11/18/17 11/17/88 70
Dugger, John R. 'Jack' 1946 Buffalo Bisons 01/13/23 02/23/88 65
Duggins, George Herbert 1934 Chicago Cardinals 03/25/12 07/20/88 76
Edwards, Weldon 1948 Washington Redskins 04/15/24 05/06/88 64
Ellis, Benjamin Drew 1938 Philadelphia Eagles 12/27/14 05/18/88 73
Ellis, Larry 1948 Detroit Lions 05/27/22 08/24/88 66
Fleischmann, Godfrid 'Jack' 1925 Chicago Bears 08/15/01 04/27/88 86
Gallagher, Bernard J. 'Bernie' 1947 Los Angeles Dons 11/08/21 11/17/88 67
Gantenbein, Milt 1931 Green Bay Packers 05/31/10 12/18/88 78
Gerdes, Bill 1940 Cincinnati Bengals (AFL III) 06/14/13 12/16/88 75
Goebel, Paul 1923 Columbus Tigers 05/28/01 01/26/88 86
Hackenbruck (Hackenbrock), John 1940 Detroit Lions 10/19/15 10/26/88 73
Halladay, Robert 'Dick 1923 Racine Legion 10/29/00 11/12/88 88
Hathaway, Russ 1920 Muncie Flyers 1/14/1896 08/19/88 92
Haynes, Hall 1950 Washington Redskins 10/03/28 06/15/88 59
Hazelhurst, Bob 1948 Boston Yanks 07/21/24 11/15/88 64
Hinkle, William Clarke 1932 Green Bay Packers 04/10/09 11/09/88 79 HOF
Hodel, Merwin Luther 1953 New York Giants 05/27/31 06/15/88 57
Hughes, Frank W. 1936 Brooklyn Tigers (AFL II) 03/11/15 12/28/88 73
Humphrey, Loyie 'Buddy' 1959 Los Angeles Rams 09/29/35 04/15/88 52
Jaskwich, Charles Joseph 'Chuck' 1948 Buffalo Bills (AAFC) 03/04/11 01/12/88 76 Coach
Johnson, Benny L. 1970 Houston Oilers 06/29/48 08/10/88 40
Jones, Thurman 1941 Brooklyn Dodgers 04/06/18 01/17/88 69
Kellogg, Clarence 1936 Chicago Cardinals 09/08/11 09/03/88 76
Kerns, John E. 1947 Buffalo Bills 06/10/23 06/10/88 65
Killinger, William Glenn 1921 Canton Bulldogs 9/13/1898 07/25/88 89
Koplow, Lou 1926 Providence Steam Roller 02/01/04 08/12/88 84
Kresky, Joe 1932 Boston Braves 04/27/06 12/24/88 82
Lemm, Wally 1961 Houston Oilers 10/23/19 10/02/88 68 Coach
Leyendecker, Charles 'Tex' 1933 Philadelphia Eagles 02/03/06 06/24/88 82
Lindon, Luther 'Luke' 1944 Detroit Lions 06/23/15 04/21/88 72
Littlefield, Carl 1938 Cleveland Rams 08/16/16 05/23/88 71
Looney, Joe Don 1964 Baltimore Colts 10/10/42 09/24/88 45
Manfreda, Tony 1930 Newark Tornadoes 02/19/04 10/09/88 84
Matesic, Ed 1934 Philadelphia Eagles 11/06/07 06/04/88 80
MacLeod (McLeod), Russell N. 1934 St. Louis Gunners 02/04/05 11/20/88 83
Migdal, Joe 1940 New York Americans (AFL III) 07/24/17 10/23/88 71
Miner, Tom  1958 Pittsburgh Steelers 05/14/32 01/01/88 55
Moore, Eugene Calvin 'Gene' 1938 Brooklyn Dodgers 08/21/13 03/15/88 74
Morgan, Boyd  1939 Washington Redskins 10/24/15 01/08/88 72
Morris, Frank 1942 Chicago Bears 05/25/18 10/16/88 70
Moser, Bob 1951 Chicago Bears 12/26/28 05/08/88 59
Mullen, John Joseph 'Moon' 1940 Buffalo Indians (AFL III) 08/27/15 06/01/88 72
Mulvey, Vincent 1923 Buffalo All-Americans 10/06/1891 02/25/88 96
Niccolai, Armand 1934 Pittsburgh Pirates 11/08/11 12/02/88 77
Nori, Reino 1937 Brooklyn Dodgers 02/26/13 10/08/88 75
Nunnery, R.B. Robert Brock 1960 Dallas Texans 12/28/33 05/15/88 54
O'Brien, Joseph 'Gail' 1934 Boston Redskins 11/14/11 07/07/88 76
Orf, Roland A. 1941 New York Americans (AFL III) 09/17/18 09/06/88 69
Perdue, Charles Willard 'Bolo' 1940 New York Giants 05/10/16 03/31/88 71
Petchel, John 1942 Cleveland Rams 05/27/19 01/28/88 68
Pietrosante, Nick 1959 Detroit Lions 09/10/37 02/06/88 50
Pillsbury, Gordon Butler 1936 Rochester Tigers (AFL II) 10/18/13 03/13/88 74
Powell, Roger 1926 Buffalo Rangers 8/17/1894 01/28/88 93
Rascher, Ambrose 1932 Portsmouth Spartans 11/03/08 03/06/88 79
Ratterman, Lawrence 'Fred' 1934 Cincinnati Reds 08/09/12 03/06/88 75
Rooney Sr., Arthur 'Art' 1933 Pittsburgh Pirates Owner 01/27/01 08/25/88 87 HOF
Rooney, Bill 1923 Duluth Kelleys 6/09/1896 01/13/88 91
Rosequist, Ted 1934 Chicago Bears 04/17/08 11/29/88 80
Ryan, Dave 1945 Detroit Lions 02/03/23 12/05/88 65
Sachse, Jack 1945 Bos/Bkn Yanks/Tigers   01/14/21 03/01/88 67
Schimetitsch (Stimson), Stephen G. 1926 New York Yankees (AFL I) 05/14/03 06/23/88 85
Scott, L. Perry 1942 Detroit Lions 08/27/17 04/04/88 70
Shaub, Harry 1935 Philadelphia Eagles 07/15/11 04/22/88 76
Shenefelt, Paul 1934 Chicago Cardinals 03/04/11 10/30/88 77
Shockley, Arnold 1929 Providence Steam Roller 08/31/03 04/27/88 84
Slagle, Charles 'Chuck' 1941 Cincinnati Bengals (AFL III) 01/13/17 04/07/88 71
Stegall, Gill Anthony 1985 Denver Gold (USFL) 04/30/61 04/23/88 26
Sternaman, Joe 1922 Chicago Bears 02/01/00 03/10/88 88
Stofko, Ed 1945 Pittsburgh Steelers 05/17/20 12/19/88 68
Stylianos, John 'Turk' 1940 Buffalo Indians (AFL III) 12/16/16 08/26/88 71
Uzdavinis (Davinis), Walter 1937 Cleveland Rams 06/09/11 12/23/88 77
Way, Charlie 1921 Canton Bulldogs 12/29/1897 01/31/88 90
Weiner, Albert 'Reds' 1934 Philadelphia Eagles 01/24/11 09/17/88 77
Weldin, Halold 'Hal' 1934 St. Louis Gunners 05/25/08 12/15/88 80
Werl, Bob 1966 New York Jets 01/07/43 03/27/88 45
White, John Lee 1960 Houston Oilers 10/09/35 10/14/88 53
Williams, Edward Bennett 1965 Washington Redskins Owner 05/31/20 08/13/88 68
Williams, Ivan Andy 'Ike' 1929 Staten Island Stapletons 04/23/02 04/18/88 85
Woltman, Clem J. 1938 Philadelphia Eagles 12/04/14 01/16/88 73

Pro Football Deaths 1987

Name Team Debut Birth Date Death Date Age
Akin, Leonard 1942 Chicago Bears 04/08/16 03/05/87 70
Anderson, Edwin 1948 Detroit Lions Owner 08/03/02 02/02/87 84
Bartlett, Earl 1939 Pittsburgh Pirates 12/16/08 01/26/87 78
Bartos, Hank 1938 Washington Redskins 05/19/13 12/28/87 74
Bergerson, Charles Gilbert 'Gil' 1932 Chicago Bears 07/19/10 09/18/87 77
Bernhardt, George W. 1946 Brooklyn Dodgers 06/15/19 12/06/87 68
Bethea, Larry 1978 Dallas Cowboys 07/21/56 04/23/87 30
Blumer, Herb 1925 Chicago Cardinals 03/07/00 04/13/87 87
Bogacki, Henry 1936 New York Yanks (AFL II) 11/08/12 03/04/87 74
Bohren, Karl W.  'Jakie' 1927 Buffalo Bisons 05/26/02 03/11/87 84
Booth, Dick 1941 Detroit Lions 07/13/18 11/25/87 69
Bradshaw, James W. 'Jim' 1924 Kansas City Blues 6/23/1898 07/06/87 89
Brandau, Edgar 'Butch' 1921 Detroit Tigers 12/27/1899 03/19/87 87
Brigham, Haven 'Hi' 1920 Columbus Panhandles 7/13/1892 10/06/87 95
Brock, Charley 1939 Green Bay Packers 03/15/16 05/25/87 71
Brown, Jack 1926 Dayton Triangles 10/24/02 11/25/87 85
Champion, Jim 1950 New York Yanks 01/11/26 01/15/87 61
Corcoran, Jack 1930 Minneapolis Red Jackets 06/13/04 01/08/87 82
Coyle, Frank 1926 Rock Island Independents (AFL I) 11/29/1899 02/25/87 87
Crisler, Harold 1946 Boston Yanks 12/31/23 11/02/87 63
Davis, Arthur 'Buddy' 1953 Chicago Bears 12/19/29 11/18/87 57
Davis, Tommy 1959 San Francisco 49ers 10/13/34 04/02/87 52
Davis, Van Andrew  1947 New York Yankees 10/05/21 07/11/87 65
Dodd, Al 1967 Chicago Bears 08/21/45 04/09/87 41
Doherty, George 1944 Brooklyn Tigers 09/05/20 12/31/87 67
Dudley, Paul 1962 New York Giants 01/16/39 04/19/87 48
Edwards, Bill 1941 Detroit Lions 06/21/05 06/12/87 81 Coach
Eikenberg, Charles Virgil 1948 Chicago Cardinals 02/22/24 01/30/87 62
Felts, Bobby 1965 Baltimore Colts 06/26/42 03/07/87 44
Flanagan, Phil 1936 Boston Shamrocks (AFL II) 12/15/09 10/07/87 77
Fritts, George 1945 Philadelphia Eagles 12/30/19 02/07/87 67
Fucci, Dom 1955 Detroit Lions 09/14/28 06/22/87 58
Gafford, Roy Haynes 'Monk' 1946 Brooklyn Dodgers 10/01/20 02/19/87 66
Garrett, Bobby 1954 Green Bay Packers 08/16/32 12/15/87 55
Gilbert, Kline 1953 Chicago Bears 11/22/30 06/14/87 56
Gore, Winfield Gordon 1939 Detroit Lions 06/28/13 01/21/87 73
Griggs, Haldane 'Hal' 1926 Akron Indians 11/27/00 12/29/87 87
Gutteron, Bill 1926 Los Angeles Buccaneers 11/26/1899 05/30/87 87
Hansen, George Wayne 1950 Chicago Bears 10/06/28 08/24/87 58
Harper, Maurice L. 'Moose' 1937 Philadelphia Eagles 05/14/14 08/22/87 73
Hayes, Raymond 'Ray' 1961 Minnesota Vikings 02/25/35 02/12/87 51
Hazeltine, Matt 1955 San Francisco 49ers 08/02/33 01/15/87 53
Hill, Charles 'Chud' 1924 Kansas City Blues 08/27/01 03/30/87 85
Hill, Charles Kelley 'Chuck' 1925 Rock Island Independents 07/13/04 01/24/87 82
Hoffman, John W. 1949 Chicago Bears 12/08/25 04/15/87 61
Hultman, Vivian 1925 Detroit Panthers 01/26/03 12/27/87 84
Hummel, Charlie 1926 Brooklyn Horsemen (AFL I) 3/21/1898 01/10/87 88
Iglehart, Floyd 1958 Los Angeles Rams 01/25/34 09/05/87 53
James, Dan 1960 Pittsburgh Steelers 08/10/37 07/04/87 49
Jessen, Ernie 1931 Cleveland Indians 05/01/05 09/23/87 82
Jonas, Marv 1931 Brooklyn Dodgers 04/25/09 01/15/87 77
Konetsky (Konet), Floyd W. 1944 Cleveland Rams 05/26/20 11/15/87 67
Kozlek, William 'Botch' 1926 Brooklyn Horsemen (AFL I) 4/09/1896 9/  /1987 91
Krause, Henry 1936 Brooklyn Dodgers 08/28/13 02/20/87 73
Kurth, Joseph J. 'Joe' 1933 Green Bay Packers 01/23/07 01/16/87 79
Lafitte, Bill 'Foots' 1944 Brooklyn Tigers 01/23/20 03/04/87 67
Lage, Dick 1961 St. Louis Cardinals 08/09/39 08/02/87 47
Lassahn, Lou 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 10/01/15 10/27/87 72
LeFebvre, Gil 1933 Cincinnati Reds 03/10/10 05/07/87 77
Letlow, Russ 1936 Green Bay Packers 10/05/13 10/12/87 74
Leypoldt, John 1971 Buffalo Bills 03/31/46 02/07/87 40
Lidberg, Carl 'Cully' 1926 Green Bay Packers 08/25/00 06/27/87 86
Malavasi, Ray 1966 Denver Broncos 11/08/30 12/15/87 57 Coach
Malcolm, Harry 1929 Frankford Yellow Jackets 11/25/05 09/15/87 81
Maley, Howard 1946 Boston Yanks 12/06/21 06/20/87 65
Masters, George Robert 'Bob' 1937 Philadelphia Eagles 01/16/13 02/08/87 74
Mastrangelo, John B. 1947 Pittsburgh Steelers 03/10/26 10/02/87 61
Matheson, Riley 1939 Cleveland Rams 12/06/14 6/  /1987 72
Matsu, Art 1928 Dayton Triangles 04/30/04 05/28/87 83
Mehringer, Pete 1934 Chicago Cardinals 07/15/10 08/27/87 77
Meredith, Cecil 'Dudley' 1963 Houston Oilers 01/16/35 12/15/87 52
Merkle, Ed 1944 Washington Redskins 07/03/17 11/27/87 70
Meylan, Wayne 1968 Cleveland Browns 03/02/46 06/26/87 41
Miller, John 'Dutch' 1931 Portsmouth Spartans 02/23/06 07/06/87 81
Miller, William 'Blake' 1920 Detroit Heralds 5/03/1899 01/09/87 87
Mott, Norman 'Buster' 1933 Green Bay Packers 06/21/09 11/14/87 78
Murchison, Clint 1960 Dallas Cowboys Owner 09/12/23 03/30/87 63
Murphy, George P. 1949 Los Angeles Dons 05/10/26 08/25/87 61
Nemecek, Jerry 1931 Brooklyn Dodgers 01/01/07 05/05/87 80
O'Neill, William J. 'Bill' 1935 Detroit Lions 04/16/10 04/27/87 77
Radick, Ken 1930 Green Bay Packers 06/17/07 08/25/87 80
Reynolds, James S. 'Jim' 1946 Pittsburgh Steelers 08/21/21 09/02/87 66
Robb, Alvis Joe 1959 Philadelphia Eagles 03/15/37 04/20/87 50
Roussos, Mike 1948 Washington Redskins 02/08/26 04/06/87 61
Sandifer, Dan 1948 Washington Redskins 03/01/27 08/15/87 60
Sansen, Ollie 1932 Brooklyn Dodgers 03/06/08 03/21/87 79
Saunders, Russ 1931 Green Bay Packers 01/26/06 04/28/87 81
Scalissi, Ted 1947 Chicago Rockets 10/26/21 01/06/87 65
Sestak, Thomas 'Tom' 1962 Buffalo Bills 03/09/36 04/03/87 51
Stevenson, Ralph 1940 Cleveland Rams 04/11/17 07/07/87 70
Stickel, Walt 1946 Chicago Bears 03/31/22 12/06/87 65
Stock, Herb 1924 Columbus Tigers 9/03/1899 12/21/87 88
Stojack, Frank 1935 Brooklyn Dodgers 02/11/12 04/30/87 75
Stricker, Tony 1963 New York Jets (AFL) 09/02/40 08/23/87 46
Sulima, George 1952 Pittsburgh Steelers 02/27/28 10/31/87 59
Sutch, George 1946 Chicago Cardinals 08/28/21 12/04/87 66
Szymanski, Frank 1945 Detroit Lions 07/06/23 04/26/87 63
Tonelli, Amerigo 'Tony' 1939 Detroit Lions 09/01/17 01/30/87 69
Turbert, Francis 'Frank' 1944 Boston Yanks 09/07/18 08/01/87 68
Walston, Bobby 1951 Philadelphia Eagles 10/17/28 10/15/87 58
White, Jim 1946 New York Giants 02/08/20 04/05/87 67
Young, Roy O. 1938 Washington Redskins 09/11/17 05/05/87 69

Pro Football Deaths 1986

Name Team Debut Birth Date Death Date Age
Abruzzino, Frank 1931 Brooklyn Dodgers 01/22/28 06/13/86 58
Alexander, John 1922 Milwaukee Badgers 4/01/1897 08/05/86 89
Aloia, Henry 1941 Cincinnati Bengals (AFL III) 11/04/18 08/18/86 67
Andersen, Uell 'Stanley' 1940 Cleveland Rams 09/14/17 09/24/86 69
Aspatore, Ed 1934 Cincinnati Reds 06/23/09 03/14/86 76
Baltzell, Vic 1935 Boston Redskins 06/19/12 04/25/86 73
Beekley, Ferris 1921 Cincinnati Celts 2/27/1897 06/15/86 89
Beil, Larry 1948 New York Giants 10/25/23 10/25/86 63
Berry, George 1922 Racine Legion 02/18/00 03/25/86 86
Black, Edward J.  1926 Newark Bears (AFL I) 09/14/04 01/27/86 81
Bolton, Harry 1944 Detroit Lions  03/24/19 07/24/86 67
Brady, Phil 1969 Denver Broncos 04/22/43 01/11/86 42
Braxton, Jim 1971 Buffalo Bills 05/23/49 07/28/86 37
Brodnicki, Chuck 1934 Brooklyn Dodgers 11/03/08 08/04/86 77
Callihan, Bill 1940 Detroit Lions 05/15/16 08/23/86 70
Carlson, Jules 'Zuck' 1929 Chicago Bears 11/04/04 02/11/86 81
Carrington, Ed 1968 Houston Oilers 09/01/44 08/15/86 41
Carroll, Victor 1936 Boston Redskins 11/09/12 07/06/86 73
Carter, Willie 1953 Chicago Cardinals 02/23/31 06/06/86 55
Caywood, Lester 1926 Buffalo Rangers 08/18/03 2/  /1986 82
Cheroke, George 1946 Cleveland Browns 02/19/21 10/19/86 65
Chesney, Chet 1939 Chicago Bears 03/09/16 09/20/86 70
Childress, Joe 1956 Chicago Cardinals 10/26/33 05/05/86 52
Chisick, Andy 1940 Chicago Cardinals 06/10/16 03/13/86 69
Christiansen, Jack 1951 Detroit Lions 12/19/28 06/29/86 57 HOF
Coffee, James 'Pat' 1937 Chicago Cardinals 08/03/15 01/25/86 70
Concannon, Ernest 'Rick' 1932 Staten Island Stapletons 01/12/08 06/17/86 78
Crowley, Jim 1925 Green Bay Packers 09/10/12 01/15/86 73
Dell Isola, John 1934 New York Giants 02/10/12 10/21/86 74
Dowler, Tom 1931 Brooklyn Dodgers 07/03/08 12/07/86 78
Duncan, Howard D. 1948 Detroit Lions 11/08/24 07/12/86 61
Edwards, Charles H. 'Bud' 1930 Providence Steam Roller 03/21/08 08/11/86 78
Emerson, Ralph 1941 Columbus Bullies (AFL III) 10/07/17 11/20/86 69
Falaschi, Nello 1938 New York Giants 03/19/13 07/29/86 73
Famiglietti, Gary 1938 Chicago Bears 11/28/13 07/13/86 72
Farrell, Ed 'Scrapper' 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 07/13/15 04/16/86 70
Faumuina, Wilson 1977 Atlanta Falcons 06/11/54 09/26/86 32
Florence, Paul 1920 Chicago Cardinals 04/22/00 05/28/86 86
Fries, Sherwood 'Woody' 1943 Green Bay Packers 11/24/20 12/09/86 66
Goldenberg, Charles 'Buckets' 1933 Green Bay Packers 03/10/10 04/16/86 76
Golsen, Thomas J. 'Tom' 1926 Louisville Colonels 07/06/02 11/16/86 84
Gorgal, Alex 1923 Rock Island Independents 01/16/00 6/  /1986 86
Grove, Roger 1931 Green Bay Packers 06/19/08 12/19/86 78
Halicki, Ed 1929 Frankford Yellow Jackets 12/23/05 04/27/86 80
Harms, Art 1925 Frankford Yellow Jackets 06/25/02 07/24/86 84
Hein, Lloyd 1936 Rochester Tigers (AFL II) 03/05/08 03/20/86 78
Holley, Kenneth J. 1946 Miami Seahawks 10/09/19 03/01/86 66
Karpus, Andrew W. 'Andy' 1937 New York Yanks (AFL II) 02/17/14 07/11/86 72
Kelly, John 'Shipwreck' 1932 New York Giants 07/08/10 08/17/86 76
Kitzmiller, John 1931 New York Giants 11/25/06 04/26/86 79
Kopcha, Joe 1929 Chicago Bears 12/23/05 07/29/86 80
Laughlin, Henry 'Bud' 1955 San Francisco 49ers 01/15/31 03/20/86 55
Layne, Bobby 1948 Chicago Bears 12/19/26 12/01/86 59 HOF
Layport, John 1924 Columbus Tigers 03/19/01 11/04/86 85
Lee, David Hilary 1931 Portsmouth Spartans 12/06/07 07/05/86 78
Levy, Harvey 1928 New York Yankees 06/08/02 09/29/86 84
Lewis, Gary 1964 San Francisco 49ers 02/22/42 12/12/86 44
Lockhart, Carl 'Spider' 1965 New York Giants 04/06/43 07/08/86 43
Lyman, Del 1941 Green Bay Packers 07/09/18 12/19/86 68
Manrodt, Dr. Spencer C. 1940 New York Americans (AFL III) 02/03/18 10/29/86 68
Marek, Jodie 1943 Brooklyn Dodgers 03/07/16 11/19/86 70
Mayl, Gene 1925 Dayton Triangles 10/23/01 07/12/86 84
McChesney, Robert Edward 'Bob' 1936 Boston Redskins 07/12/12 09/20/86 74
McCormick, Dave 1966 San Francisco 49ers 07/10/43 03/17/86 42
McFarlane, Nyle H. 1960 Oakland Raiders 11/25/35 01/15/86 50
McQuary, John E. 'Jack' 1946 Los Angeles Dons 06/19/20 12/20/86 66
Miller, Raymond 'Candy' 1922 Canton Bulldogs 2/28/1898 11/03/86 88
Miller, William Joseph 'Joe' 1940 Buffalo Indians (AFL III) 1/3/1918 01/29/86 68
Molenda, John 'Bo' 1927 New York Yankees 02/19/05 07/20/86 81
Moser, Ted 1921 Louisville Brecks 6/14/1897 08/15/86 89
Nelson, Jimmy Guess 1946 Miami Seahawks 07/26/19 12/24/86 67
Nelson, Robert 1941 Detroit Lions 01/30/20 11/03/86 66
Novakofski, Albert 1940 Milwaukee Chiefs (AFL III) 02/02/15 06/01/86 71
Odson, Urban 1946 Green Bay Packers 11/17/18 06/22/86 67
Olmsted, Lauraunce B. 'Larry' 1922 Louisville Brecks 05/13/03 08/08/86 83
Padlo, Walt 1940 Buffalo Indians (AFL) 07/13/15 05/02/86 70
Panaccion, Victor 'Toots' 1930 Frankford Yellow Jackets 09/11/08 03/26/86 77
Parsons, Lloyd 1941 Detroit Lions 06/10/18 11/24/86 68
Pollard, Fritz 1920 Akron Pros 1/27/1894 05/11/86 92 HOF
Popov, John 1940 Cincinnati Bengals (AFL III) 12/25/14 11/13/86 71
Powell, Richard 'Tiny' 1932 New York Giants 05/21/04 04/29/86 81
Putzier, Fred 1924 Minneapolis Marines 6/11/1899 09/17/86 87
Ray, Buford 'Baby' 1938 Green Bay Packers 09/30/14 01/21/86 71
Rogers, Charles 'Stagg' 1927 Frankford Yellow Jackets 11/05/02 10/  /1986 83
Rogers, Don 1983 Cleveland Browns 09/17/62 06/27/86 23
Rogers (Komlos), John Steven 1940 Cincinnati Bengals (AFL III) 03/04/14 04/06/86 72
Rose, Roy Eugene 1936 New York Giants 08/15/13 1/  /1986 72
Roskie, Kenneth 1946 San Francisco 49ers 11/29/20 08/18/86 65
Rosteck, Ernie 1943 Detroit Lions 05/12/22 3/  /1986 63
Sacksteder, Norb 1920 Dayton Triangles 9/25/1895 06/19/86 90
Seabury, George 1940 New York Americans (AFL III) 02/05/17 08/25/86 69
Sedbrook, Leonard R. 'Len' 1928 Detroit Wolverines 01/13/05 04/22/86 81
Seidelson, Harry 'Red' 1925 Frankford Yellow Jackets 08/13/01 07/06/86 84
Shurtliffe, Charles 'Red' 1929 Buffalo Bisons 04/12/07 9/  /1986 79
Siano, Thomas A. 'Tony' 1932 Boston Braves 01/10/07 04/01/86 79
Sisk, John 1932 Chicago Bears 12/11/06 05/27/86 79
Smith, George W. 1937 Washington Redskins 06/13/14 03/05/86 71
Smith, Gerald 'Jerry' 1965 Washington Redskins 07/19/43 10/15/86 43
Smith, Marv 1921 Canton Bulldogs 4/15/1898 04/24/86 88
Sponaugle, Bob 1949 New York Bulldogs 01/31/28 11/19/86 58
Suchy, Paul 1925 Cleveland Bulldogs 03/28/04 01/04/86 81
Tays, Jim 1925 Chicago Cardinals 3/10/1899 06/21/86 87
Thiele, Carl 'Dutch' 1920 Dayton Triangles 11/14/1892 07/11/86 93
Thomsen, Fred 1924 Rock Island Independents 4/25/1897 01/07/86 88
Trost, Milt 1935 Chicago Bears 03/04/13 04/02/86 73
Tuggle, John 1983 New York Giants 01/13/61 08/30/86 25
Tuttle, George 1927 Green Bay Packers 01/14/05 10/20/86 81
Tyler, Glenn 'Pete' 1937 Chicago Cardinals 06/18/15 06/08/86 70
Tyson, Edward 'Eddie' 1936 Pittsburgh Americans (AFL II) 08/08/10 8/  /1986 76
Uhrinyak, Steve 1939 Washington Redskins 11/23/14 12/18/86 72
Valley, Wayne 1960 Oakland Raiders Owner 03/28/14 10/02/86 72
Waleski (Wall), Edmund 1930 Frankford Yellow Jackets 04/21/07 09/09/86 79
Walker, Homer 1926 Rock Island Independents (AFL I) 01/17/03 06/08/86 83
Warren, Buist 1945 Philadelphia Eagles 08/13/16 05/24/86 69
Watters, Len 1924 Buffalo Bisons 6/04/1898 12/10/86 88
Wegert, Ted 1955 Philadelphia Eagles 04/17/32 02/18/86 53
Weir, Joe 1927 Frankford Yellow Jackets 08/26/05 02/06/86 80
Wentworth, Shirley 'Cy' 1925 Providence Steam Roller 01/02/04 01/19/86 82
Williams, Clancy 1965 Los Angeles Rams 09/24/42 09/21/86 43
Williams, Travis 1921 Evansville Crimson Giants 1/05/1892 11/28/86 94
Wilson, James Bentley 1922 Buffalo All-Americans 7/08/1896 09/25/86 90
Wolcuff, Nick 1937 New York Yanks (AFL II) 06/02/14 11/  /1986 72
Zontini, Louis 'Lou' 1940 Chicago Cardinals 08/30/17 08/06/86 68

Pro Football Deaths 1985

Name Team Debut Birth Date Death Date Age
Abramson, George 1925 Green Bay Packers 05/13/03 03/15/85 81
Adams, Verlin 1943 New York Giants 07/14/18 04/30/85 66
Aguirre, Joseph A. 'Joe' 1941 Washington Redskins 10/17/18 07/13/85 66
Apple, James 1961 New York Titans 07/14/38 07/21/85 47
Arenz, Arnold 1934 Boston Redskins 10/13/11 01/31/85 73
Auer, Howard 1933 Philadelphia Eagles 01/09/08 11/12/85 77
Bacchus, Carl 1927 Cleveland Bulldogs 07/31/04 03/02/85 80
Baker, Frank 1931 Green Bay Packers 07/23/09 09/14/85 76
Banducci, Bruno 1944 Philadelphia Eagles 11/11/20 09/15/85 64
Barragar, Nate 1930 Minneapolis Red Jackets 06/03/07 08/10/85 78
Boggan, Rex 1955 New York Giants 03/27/30 12/08/85 55
Brewster, Walt 1929 Buffalo Bisons 08/16/07 01/30/85 77
Brian, Harry 1926 Hartford Blues 9/25/1896 03/14/85 88
Bykowski, Frank 1940 Pittsburgh Steelers 03/24/16 05/01/85 69
Cherry, Edgar 1938 Chicago Cardinals 07/16/13 11/11/85 72
Cole, William Raymond 'Ray' 1940 Milwaukee Chiefs (AFL III) 03/25/16 12/21/85 69
Coleman, Herbert E. 'Herb' 1946 Chicago Rockets 06/18/23 01/01/85 61
Coolbaugh, Irwin Robert 'Bob' 1961 Oakland Raiders 07/05/39 06/25/85 45
Costell, Carl 1941 Columbus Bullies (AFL III) 01/30/16 12/23/85 69
Crayne, Dick 1936 Brooklyn Dodgers 04/24/13 08/14/85 72
Dancewicz, Francis 'Boley' 1946 Boston Yanks 10/03/24 06/26/85 60
Darnell, Larry 1937 Pittsburgh Americans (AFL II) 08/28/10 09/25/85 75
DePaul, Henry 1945 Pittsburgh Steelers 04/12/17 10/  /1985 68
Disend, Leo 1938 Brooklyn Dodgers 11/07/15 05/13/85 69
Douglas, Ben 1933 Brooklyn Dodgers 03/12/09 12/04/85 76
Douglass, Leo 1926 Brooklyn Tigers 02/13/01 04/03/85 84
Fena, Tom 1937 Detroit Lions 12/27/09 09/07/85 75
Fitzgerald, James L. 'Jim' 1926 Brooklyn Horsemen (AFL I) 09/19/00 10/21/85 85
Gillom, Horace Albert 1947 Cleveland Browns 03/03/21 10/28/85 64
Gipson, Paul 1969 Atlanta Falcons 03/21/46 01/16/85 38
Gladden, J. Mack 1934 St. Louis Gunners 05/22/09 03/27/85 75
Greeney, Norm 1933 Green Bay Packers 05/07/10 10/20/85 75
Halperin, Robert 'Buck' 1932 Brooklyn Dodgers 01/26/08 05/08/85 77
Heldt, John 'Jack' 1923 Columbus Tigers 05/02/00 05/06/85 85
Hibbs, Jesse 1931 Chicago Bears 1/11/1886 02/04/85 98
Hoctor, Joseph Francis 1940 New York Americans (AFL III) 04/16/13 09/25/85 72
Horween (Horowitz), Arnold 1921 Chicago Cardinals 7/07/1898 08/05/85 87
Irvin, Barlow 1926 Buffalo Rangers 12/31/03 11/26/85 81
Isbell, Cecil 1938 Green Bay Packers 07/11/15 06/23/85 69
Joe, Lawrence E. 'Larry' 1949 Buffalo Bills 07/06/23 04/16/85 61
Johnson, Karl Himler 'Pike' 1920 Akron Pros 5/02/1896 11/08/85 89
Juster, Rube 1946 Boston Yanks 09/09/23 01/14/85 61
Kanya, Al 1931 Staten Island Stapletons 03/07/08 10/  /1985 77
Kellogg, Bob 1940 Chicago Cardinals 08/04/17 05/09/85 67
Kern, Bill 1929 Green Bay Packers 09/03/06 04/05/85 78
Kibler, William F. 1922 Buffalo All-Americans 4/05/1897 12/26/85 88
Kinard, Frank M. 'Bruiser' 1938 Brooklyn Dodgers 10/23/14 09/07/85 70 HOF
Kolman, Ed 1940 Chicago Bears 10/21/15 07/31/85 69
Lepper, Howard 'Barney' 1920 Buffalo All-Americans 2/19/1898 12/01/85 87
Lintzenich, Joe 1930 Chicago Bears 03/26/08 06/23/85 77
MacDonald, Andy 1976 Seattle Seahawks 01/02/30 05/24/85 55 Coach
Maglisceau, Al 1929 Frankford Yellow Jackets 05/21/04 11/05/85 81
Magnani, Dante 1940 Cleveland Rams 03/16/17 12/22/85 68
Mandarino, Mike 1944 Philadelphia Eagles 03/16/21 12/07/85 64
Manders, Clarence E. 'Pug' 1939 Brooklyn Dodgers 05/05/13 01/20/85 71
Marion, Philip 'Dutch' 1925 Detroit Panthers 06/18/02 06/23/85 83
Marko (Markoe), Steve 1944 Philadelphia Eagles 05/26/24 05/11/85 60
McConnell, William Felton 'Frank' 1927 Buffalo Bisons 08/23/00 11/26/85 85
McGinley, Ed 1925 New York Giants 8/09/1899 04/16/85 85
McNally, John 'Blood' 1925 Milwaukee Badgers 11/27/03 11/28/85 82 HOF
McNulty, Paul 1924 Chicago Cardinals 08/09/02 09/27/85 83
McShea, Joe 1923 Rochester Jeffersons 12/13/1899 12/21/85 86
Mielziner, Saul 1929 New York Giants 06/01/05 10/13/85 80
Mitchell, Ed 1965 San Diego Chargers 09/05/42 05/18/85 42
Mitchell, Frederick 'Ted' 1929 Orange Tornadoes 08/04/05 10/11/85 80
Morgan, Elmer William 'Bill' 1933 New York Giants 05/08/10 07/10/85 75
Morris, Robert 'Bob' 1926 Brooklyn Lions 12/15/03 11/28/85 81
Mulleneaux, Cecil Lee 1932 New York Giants 04/01/08 11/14/85 77
Murakowski, Art 1951 Detroit Lions 05/15/25 09/13/85 60
Murphy, William Leslie 'Bill' 1940 Chicago Cardinals 04/07/15 01/15/85 69
Nicksich, George 1950 Pittsburgh Steelers 05/05/28 01/17/85 56
Niehaus, Francis 'Fanny' 1925 Akron Pros 03/16/02 03/15/85 82
Nosich, John 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 10/12/15 07/24/85 69
Noyes, Len 1938 Brooklyn Dodgers 07/12/14 12/24/85 71
Oliver, Vince 1945 Chicago Cardinals 12/28/15 08/28/85 69
Ottele, Dick G. 1948 Los Angeles Dons 12/08/26 09/20/85 58
Pearlman, Irving 'Red' 1920 Cleveland Tigers 7/31/1898 11/28/85 87
Polsfoot, Fran 1950 Chicago Cardinals 04/19/27 04/05/85 57
Ramsey, Harold Frank 1945 Chicago Bears 05/16/16 01/25/85 68
Ratekin, Roy 1921 Akron Pros 9/25/1898 02/19/85 86
Reisz, Albert H. 'Albie' 1944 Cleveland Rams 11/29/17 05/01/85 67
Reynolds, James Albert 'Jim' 1946 Miami Seahawks 01/08/20 01/30/85 65
Robinson, Gil 1933 Pittsburgh Pirates 04/18/10 07/11/85 75
Roeseler, Fritz 1922 Racine Legion 10/01/1897 07/18/85 87
Rose, Al 1930 Providence Steam Roller 01/26/05 10/01/85 80
Sarboe, Phil 1934 Boston Redskins 08/22/11 11/19/85 74
Schell, Herb 1924 Columbus Tigers 01/05/02 08/26/85 83
Schiebel, Art 1932 Staten Island Stapletons 11/02/07 7/  /1985 77
Schimmel, Albert Walter 1925 Rock Island Independents 7/16/1890 10/28/85 95
Seborg, Herman 1930 Minneapolis Red Jackets 01/09/07 09/23/85 78
Shelton, Murray 1920 Buffalo All-Americans 4/19/1893 08/14/85 92
Shoener, Herb 1948 Washington Redskins 01/02/23 12/24/85 62
Smeach, Metzger 1921 Washington Senators 6/01/1895 05/26/85 89
Smith, Ernie 1935 Green Bay Packers 11/26/09 04/25/85 75
Smith, Henry A. 'Hank' 1920 Rochester Jeffersons 7/23/1893 02/03/85 91
Snyder, Kenneth 'Lum 1952 Philadelphia Eagles 08/12/30 10/11/85 55
Springsteen (Spring), Bill 1925 Frankford Yellow Jackets 10/27/1899 10/01/85 85
Stringer, Gene 1925 Cleveland Bulldogs 05/29/03 06/01/85 82
Stuart, Jim 1941 Washington Redskins 07/02/19 12/15/85 66
Stynchula, Andy 1960 Washington Redskins 01/07/39 8/3/1985 46
Sutton, Mitch 1974 Philadelphia Eagles 05/10/51 08/04/85 34
Thompson, Alvie G. 1925 Kansas City Cowboys 01/27/01 11/19/85 84
Thuerk, Owen 'Red' 1941 Detroit Lions 02/05/18 11/18/85 67
Tomaini, John 1929 Orange Tornadoes 07/19/02 07/25/85 83
Vodicka, Joe 1943 Chicago Bears 03/14/21 02/28/85 63
Walquist, Laurie 1922 Chicago Bears 3/09/1898 09/28/85 87
Walsh, Adam 1945 Cleveland Rams 12/04/01 01/12/85 83 Coach
Washington, Fred 1968 Washington Redskins 06/14/44 08/08/85 41
Webber, Howard 'Dutch' 1924 Kansas City Blues 12/15/01 06/15/85 83
Wetzel, Damon 'Buzz' 1935 Chicago Bears 11/07/10 07/15/85 74
Winters, Julian 'Jay' 1926 Cleveland Panthers (AFL I) 09/10/03 04/09/85 81
Young, Herman 1930 Providence Steam Roller 03/21/06 06/16/85 79
Zoll, Dick 1937 Cleveland Rams 12/10/13 09/06/85 71

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Pro Football Deaths 1984

Name Team Debut Birth Date Death Date Age
Abee, Bill 1936 New York Yanks (AFL II) 02/03/10 09/22/84 74
Albanese, Vannie 1937 Brooklyn Dodgers 12/02/12 09/02/84 71
Anderson, Bill 1945 Bos/Bkn Yanks/Tigers 01/06/21 4/  /1984 63
Asplundh, Les 1925 Buffalo Bisons 05/03/01 05/03/84 83
Barrabee, Bob 1931 Staten Island Stapletons 01/23/05 06/03/84 79
Becker, Wayland 1934 Chicago Bears 11/02/10 12/01/84 74
Bell, Ricky 1977 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 04/08/55 11/28/84 29
Bollinger, Edward 'Eddie' 1930 Frankford Yellow Jackets 07/09/06 07/14/84 78
Boone, Robert 'Jack' 1942 Cleveland Rams 05/28/18 02/06/84 65
Boutelis, George 1975 Baltimore Colts 03/16/40 01/09/84 43 Coach
Boyda, Mike 1949 New York Bulldogs 11/28/21 07/16/84 62
Broker, J. Henry 'Hippo' 1922 Oorang Indians 9/10/1891 01/15/84 92
Browning, Charlie 1965 New York Jets 07/28/43 1/  /1984 40
Burns, Leon 1971 San Diego Chargers 09/15/40 12/22/84 44
Carlson, Roy Harold 1928 Chicago Bears 05/08/06 09/10/84 78
Carney, Charles 'Chuck' 1922 Columbus Panhandles 08/25/00 09/05/84 84
Carwell, Larry 1967 Houston Oilers 08/05/44 01/09/84 39
Collins, Kirk 1981 Los Angeles Rams 07/18/58 02/22/84 25
Croft, Lee 1924 Racine Legion 11/05/1898 01/28/84 85
Crowder, Earl 1939 Chicago Cardinals 01/21/15 02/06/84 69
Czarobski, Zygmont P. 'Ziggy' 1948 Chicago Rockets 09/13/22 07/01/84 61
DaPrato, Neno 'Jerry' 1921 Detroit Tigers 1/14/1893 04/29/84 91
Deibel, Art 1926 Canton Bulldogs 4/03/1896 04/23/84 88
Deppner, Joseph Edward 'Joe' 1929 Dayton Triangles 06/27/06 01/20/84 77
Dewitz, Rufus 1927 Cleveland Bulldogs 06/09/00 03/20/84 83
Donahue, John J. 'Jack' 1926 Providence Steam Roller 12/30/04 11/10/84 79
Dowling, Pat 1929 Chicago Cardinals 04/14/01 07/14/84 83
Ebersole, Hal 1923 Cleveland Indians 9/24/1899 09/25/84 85
Egan, Richard F. 'Dick' 1924 Dayton Triangles 02/02/04 05/15/84 80
Erickson, Milton 'Mickey' 1930 Chicago Cardinals 05/16/05 01/26/84 78
Farina, Ralph 'Nick' 1927 Pottsville Maroons 02/21/05 09/22/84 79
Flaherty, Dick 1926 Green Bay Packers 08/08/00 02/04/84 83
French, Walter 1922 Rochester Jeffersons 7/12/1899 05/13/84 84
Ginney, Jerry 1940 Philadelphia Eagles 04/09/16 10/22/84 68
Grain, Edwin E. 'Ed' 1947 Baltimore Colts 02/25/22 10/06/84 62
Grandinette, George 1943 Brooklyn Dodgers 04/14/17 04/16/84 67
Greenberg (Green), Benjamin 'Ben' 1930 Brooklyn Dodgers 06/30/07 10/22/84 77
Grillo, Allison 'Al' 1937 New York Yanks (AFL II) 07/28/14 09/23/84 70
Gustafson, Harlan 1940 New York Americans (AFL III) 12/29/17 04/18/84 66
Halverson, Bill 1942 Philadelphia Eagles 05/04/19 05/01/84 64
Hartman, Fred 1947 Chicago Bears 05/21/17 04/30/84 66
Herrin, Houston 'Hoot' 1931 Cleveland Indians 11/24/04 04/06/84 79
Hufford, Guy Darrell 1926 Los Angeles Buccaneers 01/18/01 07/16/84 83
Hust, Al 1946 Chicago Cardinals 04/09/21 04/16/84 63
Janerette, Chuck 1960 Los Angeles Rams 12/01/38 10/26/84 45
Johns, James Edmond 'Ed' 1923 Cleveland Indians 02/22/00 12/04/84 84
Johnsos, Luke 1929 Chicago Bears 12/09/05 12/10/84 79
Jorgensen, Carl 1934 Green Bay Packers 02/05/11 07/02/84 73
Keeble, Joe 1937 Cleveland Rams 08/29/09 04/27/84 74
Keen, Delbert 'Rabbit' 1937 Philadelphia Eagles 12/10/14 06/15/84 69
Keenan, Edward 1926 Hartford Blues 10/30/1895 01/28/84 88
Kostos, Tony 1927 Frankford Yellow Jackets 06/12/05 11/16/84 79
Krause, Max 1933 New York Giants 04/05/09 07/11/84 75
Kriel, Emmett 1939 Philadelphia Eagles 05/12/16 11/26/84 68
Lansdell, Grenville 1940 New York Giants 07/16/18 05/14/84 65
Lee, Bivian 1971 New Orleans Saints 08/03/48 11/12/84 36
Livingston, Ted 1937 Cleveland Rams 02/18/13 06/08/84 71
Losey, Leon W. 1941 Buffalo Tigers (AFL III) 01/04/10 1/  /1984 74
Macerelli, John 1956 Cleveland Browns 11/02/30 10/12/84 53
Maeder, Albert 'Al' 1929 Minneapolis Red Jackets 01/25/06 08/25/84 78
McAfee, Wes 1941 Philadelphia Eagles 10/20/19 01/26/84 64
McCollum, Harlan R. 'Harley' 1946 New York Yankees 02/28/16 06/07/84 68
McConnell, Dewey 1954 Pittsburgh Steelers 01/26/30 02/19/84 54
McInerney, Cornelius 'Nick, Connie' 1920 Chicago Cardinals 4/27/1896 08/13/84 88
McMahon, Harry 1926 Hartford Blues 10/25/1898 01/12/84 85
McMillen, Jim 1924 Chicago Bears 10/22/02 01/28/84 81
McMurtry, Chuck 1960 Buffalo Bills 02/15/37 02/09/84 46
Mehelich, Charles 1946 Pittsburgh Steelers 08/04/22 12/02/84 62
Munn, Lyle 1925 Kansas City Cowboys 04/13/02 01/12/84 81
Neal, William Edward 1945 Green Bay Packers 12/30/18 12/27/84 65
Nemecek, Andy 1923 Columbus Tigers 5/06/1896 05/08/84 88
Netherton, Bill 1921 Louisville Brecks 3/02/1898 08/10/84 86
Neuman, Bob 1934 Chicago Cardinals 01/08/12 01/17/84 72
Norbeck, John 1921 Minneapolis Marines 7/25/1898 10/23/84 86
Nygren, Bernard C. 'Bernie' 1946 Los Angeles Dons 11/14/18 12/26/84 66
O'Neill, Jerry 'Tip' 1922 Dayton Triangles 10/24/1898 12/06/84 86
Overstreet, David 1983 Miami Dolphins 09/19/58 06/24/84 25
Parriott, William 'Bill' 1934 Cincinnati Reds 04/11/11 01/24/84 72
Pease, George G. 1929 Orange Tornadoes 06/18/03 10/26/84 81
Perko, John F. 1946 Buffalo Bisons 04/08/18 06/07/84 66
Ramsey, Herschel 'Red' 1938 Philadelphia Eagles 04/09/11 04/19/84 73
Reynolds, Owen Gaston 1925 New York Giants 3/10/1893 03/11/84 91
Risvold, Ray 1927 Chicago Cardinals 03/27/02 10/02/84 82
Roberson, Lake 1945 Detroit Lions 08/05/18 12/11/84 66
Rosen, Stan 1929 Buffalo Bisons 03/28/06 07/23/84 78
Russ, Pat 1963 Minnesota Vikings 01/08/40 02/04/84 44
Rust, Reggie 1932 Boston Braves 05/23/09 01/11/84 74
Saussele, Ted 1936 Rochester Tigers (AFL II) 05/07/10 12/14/84 74
Scollard, Nicholas Maurice 1946 Boston Yanks 04/03/20 11/29/84 64
Sheehan, Frederic 'Fred' 1925 Providence Steam Roller 12/21/02 09/02/84 81
Shoemake, Charles Hubbard 'Hub' 1920 Decatur Staleys 9/29//1899 03/10/84 84
Shonk, John 1941 Philadelphia Eagles 04/30/18 04/26/84 65
Smith, Raymond Henry 'Ray' 1930 Providence Steam Roller 08/27/08 5/  /1984 75
Spiers, Bob 1922 Akron Pros 1/04/1895 07/08/84 89
Stough, Glenn 1945 Pittsburgh Steelers 09/07/21 10/17/84 63
Surabian, Zareh 'Zing' 1926 Boston Bulldogs (AFL I) 01/19/04 01/05/84 79
Szakash, Paul 1938 Detroit Lions 05/05/13 10/24/84 71
Tenner, Bob 1935 Green Bay Packers 06/01/13 11/17/84 71
Teresa, Tony 1958 San Francisco 49ers 12/08/33 10/16/84 50
Trocolor, Bob 1942 New York Giants 03/31/17 07/27/84 67
Tynes, David 'Buddy' 1924 Columbus Tigers 02/26/02 11/28/84 82
Uram, Andrew 'Andy' 1938 Green Bay Packers 03/21/15 12/09/84 69
Wagner, Harry 'Bucky' 1937 Pittsburgh Americans (AFL II) 07/16/06 08/05/84 78
Washington, Eric 1972 St. Louis Cardinals 04/22/50 12/09/84 34
Weisgerber, Dick 1938 Green Bay Packers 02/19/13 05/14/84 71
Welch, Gilbert 'Gibby' 1928 New York Yankees 12/24/04 02/10/84 79
Wendler, Hal 1926 Hammond Pros 01/19/02 08/25/84 82
West, Walter 1944 Cleveland Rams 10/26/17 09/13/84 66
Williams, Del 1967 New Orleans Saints 11/09/45 11/28/84 39
Wolff, Wayne 1961 Buffalo Bills 01/28/38 12/21/84 46
Young, Russ 1925 Dayton Triangles 9/15/1899 05/13/84 84

Pro Football Deaths 1983

Name Team Debut Birth Date Death Date Age
Aldrich, Charles 'Ki' 1939 Chicago Cardinals 06/01/16 03/12/83 66
Aleskus Sr., Joseph  1940 Columbus Bullies (AFL III) 02/03/16 07/24/83 67
Avedisian, Chuck 1942 New York Giants 09/19/17 08/26/83 65
Bandura (Parker), John 1943 Brooklyn Dodgers 08/07/19 05/25/83 63
Beattie, Bob 1927 New York Yankees 10/16/02 06/03/83 80
Bissell, Frank H. 1925 Akron Pros 08/15/02 01/01/83 80
Blackbourn, Lisle 'Liz' 1954 Green Bay Packers 6/03/1899 06/15/83 84 Coach
Blackwood, Howard 'Hal' 1926 Chicago Bulls (AFL I) 5/09/1898 02/19/83 84
Brewer, John Edward 1952 Philadelphia Eagles 08/24/28 07/28/83 54
Brown, Jesse J. 1926 Pottsville Maroons 11/03/02 03/16/83