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Pro Football Deaths Per Year

 

2009 - 148

2008 - 166

2007 - 139

2006 - 136

2005 - 144

2004 - 117

2003 - 143

2002 - 172

2001 - 155

2000 - 138

 

 

 

 

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Pro Football Deaths 2009

Name Team Debut Birth Date Death Date Age
Adams, Nancy N. Tennessee Titans Co-Owner 05/18/24 02/01/09 84
Ames, David R. 1961 Denver Broncos (AFL) 01/16/37 08/04/09 72
Anderson, Ken 1999 Chicago Bears 10/04/75 04/03/09 33
Barnes, Ernie 1960 New York Titans (AFL) 07/15/38 04/27/09 70
Barr, Terry 1957 Detroit Lions 08/10/35 05/28/09 73
Bell Sr., Edward 'Eddie' Boaz 1955 Philadelphia Eagles 03/25/31 11/16/09 78
Belotti, George 1960 Houston Oilers (AFL) 11/29/34 06/15/09 74
Bonelli, Ernie B. 1945 Chicago Cardinals 07/27/19 10/12/09 90
Borak, Fred A. 1938 Green Bay Packers 05/30/13 06/07/09 96
Boyd, Robert B. 1950 Los Angeles Rams 03/07/28 05/14/09 81
Bradley, Edward William 1950 Chicago Bears 10/16/27 12/30/09 82
Brady, Pat 1952 Pittsburgh Steelers 09/07/26 07/14/09 82
Brock, Orble Lee 1974 Portland Storm (WFL) 03/23/47 01/17/09 61
Brown, John Edward 1947 Los Angeles Dons (AAFC) 04/09/22 06/01/09 87
Brown, Marvin C. 'Marv' 1957 Detroit Lions 08/15/31 12/07/09 78
Brumley, Robert L. 'Bob' 1945 Detroit Lions 09/24/19 03/31/09 89
Bryan, Rick 1984 Atlanta Falcons 03/20/62 07/25/09 47
Bryant, William 'Cullen' 1973 Los Angeles Rams 05/20/51 10/13/09 58
Bulger, Chester 'Big Yank' 1942 Chicago Cardinals 09/18/17 02/18/09 91
Bundra, Michael P. 1962 Detroit Lions 06/24/39 08/01/09 70
Burke, Don V. 1950 San Francisco 49ers 02/07/26 08/10/09 83
Burl, Alex 1956 Chicago Cardinals 08/08/31 12/06/09 78
Burrell Jr., Ode 1964 Houston Oilers (AFL) 09/15/39 02/28/09 69
Campana, Al 1950 Chicago Bears 02/25/26 04/07/09 83
Carson, Johnny 1954 Washington Redskins 01/31/30 04/01/09 79
Casner, Ken 1952 Los Angeles Rams 01/23/30 08/19/09 79
Ciccone, William 'Will' 1941 Columbus Bullies (AFL III) 11/13/12 06/19/09 96
Cifelli, Gus 1950 Detroit Lions 02/03/26 03/26/09 83
Clark, Monte D. 1959 San Francisco 49ers 01/24/37 09/16/09 72 Coach
Clarke, Leon T. 1956 Los Angeles Rams 01/10/33 10/05/09 76
Cooper, Marquis 2004 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 03/11/82 02/28/09 26
Corcoran, James Patrick 'King' 1968 Boston Patriots (AFL) 07/16/42 06/19/09 66
Cotton, James Russell 1942 Pittsburgh Steelers  05/24/15 02/07/09 93
Craft, Russ 1946 Philadelphia Eagles 10/15/19 01/12/09 89
Creekmur, Lou 1950 Detroit Lions 01/22/27 07/05/09 82 HOF
Daugherty, Richard Lee 'Dick' 1951 Los Angeles Rams 03/31/29 03/10/09 79
Davis, Glenn 'Jeep' 1960 Detroit Lions 09/12/34 01/28/09 74
Denney, Austin 1967 Chicago Bears  01/02/44 01/20/09 65
Dobelstein, Bob 1946 New York Giants 10/27/22 11/13/09 87
Domnanovich, Joe 1946 Boston Yanks 03/18/19 01/20/09 89
Dorow, Albert R. 1954 Washington Redskins 11/15/29 12/06/09 80
Doss, Noble 1947 Philadelphia Eagles 05/22/20 02/15/09 88
Dronett, Shane 1992 Denver Broncos 01/12/71 01/21/09 38
Duke, Paul A. 1947 New York Yankees (AAFC) 09/24/24 03/24/09 84
Edwards, William 'Monk' 1940 New York Giants 07/09/20 05/19/09 88
Esser, Clarence J. 1947 Chicago Cardinals 05/13/25 06/01/09 84
Etcheverry, Sam 'The Rifle' 1961 St. Louis Cardinals 05/20/30 08/29/09 79
Fazio, Foge 'Serafino' 1988 Atlanta Falcons 02/28/38 12/02/09 71 Coach 
Fichman, Leon 'Lee' 1946 Detroit Lions 02/23/21 08/31/09 88
Fowler, Jerry 1964 Houston Oilers (AFL) 04/26/40 01/26/09 68
Furst, Anthony R. 'Tony' 1940 Detroit Lions 04/26/18 09/05/09 91
Gansz, Frank 1987 Kansas City Chiefs 11/22/38 04/27/09 70 Coach
Gordy, John 1957 Detroit Lions 06/17/35 01/30/09 73
Graham, Lyle S. 1941 Philadelphia Eagles 10/28/15 02/27/09 93
Harding, Roger 1945 Cleveland Rams 06/11/23 01/08/09 85
Henry, Chris 2005 Cincinnati Bengals 05/17/83 12/17/09 26
Herchman, William 'Bill' 1956 San Francisco 49ers 03/10/33 01/22/09 75
Herndon, Donald E. 1960 New York Titans (AFL) 06/04/36 01/10/09 72
Hughes, George 1950 Pittsburgh Steelers 08/19/25 02/05/09 83
Hunter, Art 1954 Green Bay Packers 04/24/33 12/25/09 76
Jackson, Bobby G. 1960 Philadelphia Eagles 01/10/36 10/12/09 73
Janik, Thomas A. 'Tom' 1963 Denver Broncos (AFL) 09/06/40 11/21/09 69
Johns, C. Mitchell 'Skip' 1975 Jacksonville Express (WFL) 02/21/50 01/26/09 58
Johnson, Jim 1986 Arizona Cardinals 05/26/41 07/28/09 68 Coach
Johnson, Joseph C. 1948 New York Giants 09/15/26 02/15/09 82
Johnson, Randy 1966 Atlanta Falcons 06/17/44 09/17/09 65
Jones, John Eddie 'J.J.' 1975 New York Jets 04/16/52 07/09/09 57
Kane, Richard James 'Rick' 1977 Detroit Lions 11/12/54 12/25/09 55
Kaufman, Mel 1981 Washington Redskins 02/24/58 02/09/09 50
Kemp, Jack 1957 Pittsburgh Steelers 07/13/35 05/02/09 73
Kirk, Ken 1960 Chicago Bears 02/26/38 11/16/09 71
Komlo, William 'Jeff' 1979 Detroit Lions 07/30/56 03/14/09 52
Kowalkowski, Bob 1966 Detroit Lions 11/05/43 09/17/09 65
Lahey, Patrick Thomas 1946 Chicago Rockets (AAFC) 10/21/19 10/18/09 89
Laurinaitis, Francis T. 'Fritz'  1947 Brooklyn Dodgers (AAFC) 12/22/20 09/28/09 88
Lavelli, Dante 'Gluefingers' 1946 Cleveland Browns (AAFC) 02/23/23 01/20/09 85 HOF
Lazetich, William V. 'Bill' 1939 Cleveland Rams 10/16/16 11/18/09 93
Lea, Paul A. 1951 Pittsburgh Steelers 02/10/29 05/19/09 80
Lee, Bobby Dale 1968 St. Louis Cardinals 08/26/45 04/25/09 63
Lens, Greg 1970 Atlanta Falcons 03/11/45 11/18/09 64
Letner, Robert 'Cotton' 1961 Buffalo Bills (AFL) 01/26/37 05/17/09 72
Livingston, Dale 1968 Cincinnati Bengals (AFL) 03/12/45 01/05/09 63
Lokanc, Joseph A. 1941 Chicago Cardinals 03/11/17 03/30/09 92
Lunceford, David 1957 Chicago Cardinals 05/06/34 05/23/09 75
Mackbee, James Earsell 1965 Minnesota Vikings 01/15/41 11/09/09 68
Mahelona, Jesse 2006 Tennessee Titans 04/07/83 09/04/09 26
Mains, Gilbert 1953 Detroit Lions 12/17/29 01/10/09 79
Marshall, Richard A. 'Bud' 1965 Green Bay Packers 09/12/41 07/16/09 67
McAfee, George 1940 Chicago Bears 03/13/18 03/04/09 90 HOF
McMillan, Charles A. 1954 Baltimore Colts 11/16/31 10/02/09 77
McNair, Steve 1995 Houston Oilers 02/14/73 07/04/09 36
Memmelaar, Dale E. 1959 Chicago Cardinals 01/15/37 03/17/09 72
Mesak, Richard 'Dick' Henry 1945 Detroit Lions 03/01/20 10/08/09 89
Moore, Booker T. 1982 Buffalo Bills 06/23/59 09/20/09 50
Morrison, Ronald 'Moose' 1960 Houston Oilers (AFL) 09/10/38 10/18/09 71
Munsey, Nelson 1972 Baltimore Colts 07/02/48 07/13/09 61
Nix, Doyle 1955 Green Bay Packers 05/30/33 01/06/09 75
Oglesby, Alfred Lee 1990 Miami Dolphins 01/27/67 09/26/09 42
Owens, Jim 1950 Baltimore Colts 03/06/27 06/06/09 82
Palmer, Derrell 1946 New York Yankees (AAFC) 08/27/22 02/22/09 86
Papac, Nicholas Robert 1961 Oakland Raiders (AFL) 05/18/35 04/18/09 73
Parker, Howard Ingram 'Howie' 1948 New York Yankees (AAFC) 08/23/26 12/08/09 83
Parks, Billy 1971 San Diego Chargers 01/01/48 07/22/09 61
Peace, Larry 1941 Brooklyn Dodgers 02/13/17 01/12/09 91
Poole, Oliver 'Ollie' 1947 New York Yankees (AAFC) 04/18/22 06/27/09 87
Proctor, Dewey 1946 New York Yankees (AAFC) 07/01/20 07/02/09 89
Pureifory, David 1972 Green Bay Packers 07/12/49 03/05/09 59
Ramsey, Raymond L. 1947 Chicago Rockets (AAFC) 07/18/21 08/25/09 88
Reed Jr., Robert E. 1965 Washington Redskins 02/23/43 09/01/09 66
Robertson, Bob 1942 Brooklyn Dodgers 06/18/17 01/17/09 91
Romanik, Steve 1950 Chicago Bears 05/27/24 09/16/09 85
Rubke, Karl J. 1957 San Francisco 49ers 12/06/35 04/27/09 73
Saban, Lou 1946 Cleveland Browns (AAFC) 10/13/21 03/29/09 87
Sagapolutele, Pio 1991 Cleveland Browns 11/28/69 06/08/09 39
Schenker, Nathan 1939 Cleveland Rams 01/27/18 02/10/09 91
Schneider, Don P. 1948 Buffalo Bills (AAFC) 04/04/24 07/13/09 85
Schroll, Charles William 'Bonk' 1949 Buffalo Bills (AAFC) 01/24/26 02/24/09 83
Scroggins, Eric 1982 San Francisco 49ers 01/23/59 01/09/09 49
Shepard, Charlie 'Choo-Choo' 1956 Pittsburgh Steelers 07/11/33 06/25/09 75
Shipkey, Gerard Wade 'Jerry' 1948 Pittsburgh Steelers 10/31/25 11/28/09 84
Shugart, Clyde E. 1939 Washington Redskins 12/07/16 07/02/09 92
Siemering, Larry 1935 Boston Redskins 11/24/10 07/27/09 98
Smith, Allen T. 1966 New York Jets (AFL) 10/07/42 01/01/09 66
Smith, Corey 2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10/02/79 02/28/09 29
Smith, William G. 'Earthquake' 1948 Chicago Rockets (AAFC) 10/23/26 09/06/09 82
Snidow, Ron 1963 Washington Redskins 12/30/41 05/17/09 67
Soltis, Robert L. 1960 Boston Patriots (AFL) 04/01/36 06/26/09 73
Stephens, John Milton 1988 New England Patriots 02/23/66 09/01/09 43
Tanner Sr., John V. 1971 San Diego Chargers 03/08/45 02/05/09 63
Titchenal, Bob A. 1940 Washington Redskins 10/17/17 07/05/09 91
Toler, Burl NFL Official 05/09/28 08/16/09 81
Tolle, Stuart 1987 Detroit Lions 02/07/62 05/31/09 47
Turner, Clement 1969 Cincinnati Bengals (AFL) 05/28/45 12/20/09 64
Turner, Thomas James 'T.J.' 1986 Miami Dolphins 05/16/63 08/24/09 46
Urbanek, James E. 1968 Miami Dolphins (AFL) 04/08/45 08/24/09 64
Van Pelt, Brad 1973 New York Giants 04/05/51 02/17/09 57
Waller, Charlie F. 1969 San Diego Chargers (AFL) 12/26/21 09/05/09 87 Coach
Wallis, Darvin 1982 Cleveland Browns 02/14/49 10/28/09 60
Walsh, Edward H. 1961 New York Titans (AFL) 07/11/35 03/01/09 73
Watson, Edward L. 1969 Houston Oilers (AFL) 05/08/45 08/15/09 64
Williams, Maxie F. 1965 Houston Oilers (AFL) 06/28/40 07/07/09 69
Wilson, Billy 1951 San Francisco 49ers 02/03/27 01/27/09 81
Wilson, Jim 1965 San Francisco 49ers 06/12/42 02/02/09 66
Woods, Mike 1979 Baltimore Colts 11/01/54 05/28/09 54
Wright, James Earl 1964 Denver Broncos (AFL) 03/27/39 02/26/09 69
Yurkonis, Lawrence Edward 1941 Buffalo Tigers (AFL III) 05/26/18 06/11/09 91
Zilly, John L. 'Jack' 1947 Los Angeles Rams 11/11/21 12/18/09 88
Zoppetti, Frank 'Zip' 1941 Pittsburgh Steelers 04/15/16 10/03/09 93

Pro Football Deaths 2008

Name Team Debut Birth Date Death Date Age
Agee, Melvin L. 1991 Indianapolis Colts 11/22/68 06/15/08 39
Allen, Carl B. 1948 Brooklyn Dodgers (AAFC) 06/25/20 11/07/08 88
Allen, Lou 1950 Pittsburgh Steelers 07/12/24 04/16/08 83
Andros, Plato 'Gus' 1947 Chicago Cardinals 11/28/21 09/22/08 86
Atwood, John Horton 1948 New York Giants 01/27/23 07/13/08 85
Avinger, Clarence E. 'Butch' 1953 New York Giants 12/15/28 08/20/08 79
Bacon, Lander M. 'Coy' 1968 Los Angeles Rams 08/30/43 12/22/08 65
Barnard, W.C. 'Hap' 1938 New York Giants 03/03/15 06/29/08 93
Baugh, Sammy 1937 Washington Redskins 03/17/14 12/17/08 94 HOF
Beatty, Ed 1955 San Francisco 49ers 04/06/32 06/07/08 76
Berezney, Pete 1947 Los Angeles Dons (AAFC) 11/14/23 10/13/08 84
Bolden, Leroy 1958 Cleveland Browns 08/24/32 10/31/08 76
Bookout, Billy 1955 Green Bay Packers 06/01/32 10/10/08 76
Bowman, Bill 1954 Detroit Lions 09/22/31 02/07/08 76
Buzyniski, Bernard 'Buzz' 1960 Buffalo Bills (AFL) 05/03/38 09/11/08 70
Caesar, Ivan 1991 Minnesota Vikings 01/07/67 04/28/08 41
Carothers, Don 1960 Denver Broncos (AFL) 05/13/34 09/19/08 74
Case, Pete 1962 Philadelphia Eagles 12/27/40 12/18/08 67
Casey, Tim 1969 Chicago Bears 02/29/44 02/15/08 63
Catlin, Tom 1953 Cleveland Browns 09/08/31 06/07/08 76
Chesser, George 1966 Miami Dolphins (AFL) 09/11/42 11/12/08 66
Conway, David A.  1971 Green Bay Packers 01/06/45 01/22/08 63
Cooper, Thurlow 1960 New York Titans (AFL) 03/18/33 02/14/08 74
Cope, Myron Voice of the Pittsburgh Steelers 01/23/29 02/27/08 79
Cornish, Frank 1990 San Diego Chargers 09/24/67 08/23/08 40
Coutre, Larry 'Scooter' 1950 Green Bay Packers 04/11/28 05/19/08 80
Cox, Norm 1946 Chicago Rockets (AAFC) 09/22/25 04/28/08 82
Crenshaw, Leon 1968 Green Bay Packers 07/14/43 08/22/08 65
Crowley, Joe 1944 Boston Yanks 04/06/19 01/22/08 88
Davis, Lamar 'Racehorse' 1946 Miami Seahawks (AAFC) 06/15/21 02/23/08 86
Davis, Milt 1957 Baltimore Colts 05/31/29 09/29/08 79
Davis, Wayne F. 1985 San Diego Chargers 07/17/63 03/16/08 44
Dawson, Mike 1976 St. Louis Cardinals 10/16/53 03/14/08 54
Day, Herman 'Eagle' 1959 Washington Redskins 10/02/32 02/22/08 75
DeMao, Al 1945 Washington Redskins 02/29/20 02/01/08 87
Dial, Gilbert 'Buddy' 1959 Pittsburgh Steelers 01/17/37 02/29/08 71
Dimancheff, Boris 'Babe' 1945 Bos/Bkn Yanks/Tigers 09/06/22 10/17/08 86
Dooley, Jim 1952 Chicago Bears 02/08/30 01/08/08 77
Drulis, Al 1945 Chicago Cardinals 08/30/21 09/20/08 87
Dukes, Mike 1960 Houston Oilers (AFL) 03/16/36 06/16/08 72
Elliott, Lenvil 1973 Cincinnati Bengals 09/02/51 10/12/08 57
Ellis, Roger 1960 New York Titans (AFL) 02/01/38 05/14/08 70
Elter, Leo 'Ducky' 1953 Pittsburgh Steelers 10/21/29 08/23/08 78
Enderle, Dick 1969 Atlanta Falcons 11/06/47 09/04/08 60
Erickson (Ericksen), Carlton 'Bud' 1938 Washington Redskins 04/10/16 04/14/08 92
Evans, Charles 'Chuck' 1992 Minnesota Vikings 04/16/68 10/12/08 40
Evans, Dick 1940 Green Bay Packers 05/31/15 05/26/08 92
Evans, Raymond L. 1949 San Francisco 49ers (AAFC) 01/10/24 04/25/08 84
Faulkner, Jack 1962 Denver Broncos (AFL) 04/04/26 09/28/08 82
Faverty, Hal 1952 Green Bay Packers 09/26/27 07/21/08 80
Fertig, Craig W. 1974 Portland Storm (WFL) 05/07/42 10/04/08 66
Frerotte, Mitch 1987 Buffalo Bills 03/30/65 06/11/08 43
Frontiere, Georgia 1979 St. Louis Rams Owner 11/21/27 01/18/08 80
Gambold, Bob 1953 Philadelphia Eagles 02/05/29 10/25/08 79
Gay, William T. 1951 Chicago Cardinals 11/12/27 04/08/08 80
Goddard, Johnathan 2005 Indianapolis Colts 05/11/81 06/15/08 27
Grandelius, Everett 'Sonny' 1953 New York Giants 04/16/29 04/25/08 79
Grimsley, John 1984 Houston Oilers 02/25/62 02/06/08 45
Groom, Jerry 'Boomer' 1951 Chicago Cardinals 08/15/29 02/29/08 78
Haines, Byron 1937 Pittsburgh Pirates 11/30/14 03/09/08 93
Hanner, Dave 'Hawg' 1952 Green Bay Packers 05/20/30 09/11/08 78
Hardaway, Milton 'Buddy' 1976 San Diego Chargers 12/12/54 04/19/08 53
Harper, Darrell 1960 Buffalo Bills (AFL) 06/18/38 01/19/08 69
Headrick, Sherrill 'Psycho' 1960 Dallas Texans (AFL) 03/13/37 09/10/08 71
Hekkers, George 1946 Miami Seahawks (AAFC) 02/18/23 02/06/08 84
Hickerson, Gene 1958 Cleveland Browns 02/15/35 10/20/08 73 HOF
Higgins, Jim 1966 Miami Dolphins (AFL) 01/20/42 09/28/08 66
Hilgenberg, Wally 1964 Detroit Lions 09/19/42 09/23/08 66
Holmes, Ernie 1972 Pittsburgh Steelers 07/11/48 01/17/08 59
Holovak, Mike 1946 Los Angeles Rams 09/19/19 01/27/08 88
Howard, Bobby 1967 San Diego Chargers (AFL) 11/24/44 04/07/08 63
Howsam, Bob 1960 Denver Broncos (AFL) Owner 02/28/18 02/19/08 89
Hughes, Derek P. 1984 Oklahoma Outlaws (USFL) 09/13/58 07/18/08 49
Hutchinson, William D. 1942 New York Giants 03/09/16 01/27/08 91
Jansante, Val 1946 Pittsburgh Steelers 09/27/20 10/01/08 88
Jeter, Bob 1963 Green Bay Packers 05/09/37 11/20/08 71
Jones, Gene 1961 Houston Oilers (AFL) 10/18/36 01/03/08 71
Jones, Tyrone 1988 Phoenix Cardinals 08/03/61 06/10/08 46
Karamatic, George 1938 Washington Redskins 02/22/17 12/05/08 91
Karras, Johnny 1952 Chicago Cardinals 01/27/28 11/06/08 80
Kassulke, Karl 1963 Minnesota Vikings 03/20/41 10/27/08 67
Kerr, James N. 1961 Washington Redskins 07/23/39 05/27/08 68
Kiel, Terrence 2003 San Diego Chargers 11/24/80 07/04/08 27
Kimmel, J.D. 1955 Washington Redskins 09/30/29 11/24/08 79
Klotovich, Mike 1945 New York Giants 08/15/17 04/17/08 90
Knutson, Gene 1954 Green Bay Packers 11/10/32 02/09/08 75
Kofler, Matt 1982 Buffalo Bills 08/30/59 12/19/08 49
Konz, Kenny 1953 Cleveland Browns 09/25/28 02/04/08 79
Krol, Joe 'King' 1945 Detroit Lions 02/20/19 12/16/08 89
Kuzman, John 1941 Chicago Cardinals 06/29/15 01/29/08 92
Lang, Israel A. 'Izzy' 1964 Philadelphia Eagles 02/07/42 10/10/08 66
Lawson, Odell 1970 Boston Patriots (AFL) 12/20/48 02/14/08 59
Lee, Cobbie 1941 Cincinnati Bengals (AFL III) 09/22/19 10/11/08 89
Leggett, Earl 1957 Chicago Bears 03/05/33 05/15/08 75
Lenich, William 'Bill' 1940 Milwaukee Chiefs (AFL III) 12/02/17 06/09/08 90
Lindahl, Virgil 'Joe' 1945 New York Giants 03/14/19 01/11/08 88
Luna, Bob 1955 San Francisco 49ers 03/25/33 03/14/08 74
Lund, Bill 1946 Cleveland Browns (AAFC) 10/27/24 09/27/08 83
Lynch, Dick 1958 Washington Redskins 04/29/36 09/24/08 72
Maddock, George H. 1949 Chicago Hornets (AAFC) 01/27/21 02/20/08 87
Magliolo, Joseph S. 1948 New York Yankees (AAFC) 10/17/22 07/31/08 85
Mallouf, Ray 1941 Chicago Cardinals 07/11/18 06/06/08 89
Manzini, Baptiste 1944 Philadelphia Eagles 08/27/20 05/09/08 87
Margarita, Bob 1944 Chicago Bears 11/03/20 07/28/08 87
Martin, Jack 1947 Los Angeles Rams 04/10/22 01/08/08 85
Mason, Lindsey Michael 1978 Los Angeles Raiders 08/01/55 03/17/08 52
McCoy, Larry Joe 1983 Arizona Wranglers (USFL) 08/12/61 10/04/08 47
McGibbony, Charlie 1944 Brooklyn Tigers 10/23/15 03/24/08 92
McHale, Thomas 1987 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 02/25/63 05/25/08 45
Mergen, Michael 1952 Chicago Cardinals 02/13/29 10/11/08 79
Mildren Jr., Jack 1972 Baltimore Colts 10/16/49 05/22/08 58
Miller, Frank Clark 1962 San Francisco 49ers 08/11/38 11/05/08 70
Mims, Chris 1992 San Diego Chargers 09/29/70 10/15/08 38
Mitcham, Gene 1958 Philadelphia Eagles 05/18/32 10/27/08 76
Morelli, Francis P. 1962 New York Titans (AFL) 01/15/39 09/10/08 69
Morgan, Joseph W. 1949 San Francisco 49ers (AAFC) 10/23/28 11/26/08 80
Morris, Robert 'Bob' 1947 New York Giants 03/09/25 06/18/08 83
Norris, John Clayton 'Jack' 1932 Staten Island Stapletons 05/18/09 05/18/08 99
Nutter, Madison 'Buzz' 1954 Baltimore Colts 02/16/31 04/12/08 77
Orthwein, James Busch 1992 New England Patriots Owner 03/14/34 08/15/08 74
Patrick, Mike 1975 New England Patriots 09/06/52 04/27/08 55
Pellegrini, Bob 1956 Philadelphia Eagles 11/13/34 04/11/08 73
Perini, Evo 'Pete' 1954 Chicago Bears 02/10/28 09/11/08 80
Peters, Floyd 1959 Cleveland Browns 05/21/36 08/18/08 72
Pine, Edward Harry 1962 San Francisco 49ers 07/13/40 08/01/08 68
Poole, Ray 1947 New York Giants 04/15/21 04/03/08 86
Postus, Al 1945 Pittsburgh Steelers 09/21/20 08/24/08 87
Price, Charles 'Cotton' 1940 Detroit Lions 05/31/18 09/24/08 90
Rauch, John 1949 New York Bulldogs 08/20/27 06/10/08 80
Reader, Jack NFL Executive/Official 11/11/25 11/10/08 82
Rich, Herb 1950 Baltimore Colts 10/07/28 03/28/08 79
Richards, Perry 1957 Pittsburgh Steelers 01/14/34 07/16/08 74
Sacrinty, Nicholas Dr. 1947 Chicago Bears 10/06/24 04/16/08 83
Sazio, Ralph 1948 Brooklyn Dodgers (AAFC) 07/22/22 09/25/08 86
Schneidman, Herm 1935 Green Bay Packers 11/22/12 08/12/08 95
Schnellbacher, Otto 'The Claw' 1948 New York Yankees (AAFC) 04/15/23 03/10/08 84
Schulte, Rick 1987 Buffalo Bills 11/24/63 06/14/08 44
Scott, John 'Jack' 1960 Buffalo Bills (AFL) 04/12/36 11/19/08 72
Shanley, Gib Voice of the Cleveland Browns 08/06/31 04/06/08 76
Siegert, Herb 1949 Washington Redskins 01/10/24 09/26/08 84
Siegle, Jules J. 1948 New York Giants 02/16/23 08/20/08 85
Slivinski, Steve 1939 Washington Redskins 08/23/17 11/15/08 91
Small, Gerald 1978 Miami Dolphins 08/10/56 09/27/08 52
Sorey, James Arthur 1960 Buffalo Bills (AFL) 09/05/36 08/12/08 71
Stautberg, Jerry 1951 Chicago Bears 04/06/29 12/07/08 79
Stefik, Robert M. 'Bob' 1948 Buffalo Bills (AAFC) 10/08/23 04/09/08 84
Strand, Eli S. 1966 Pittsburgh Steelers 02/11/43 01/02/08 64
Sutton, Ed 'Cullowhee Comet' 1957 Washington Redskins 03/16/35 09/20/08 73
Sweeney, Neal Richard 1967 Denver Broncos (AFL) 06/13/45 09/05/08 63
Thornton, Bill 1963 St. Louis Cardinals 09/20/39 12/18/08 69
Tomasic, Andy 1942 Pittsburgh Steelers 12/10/17 11/27/08 90
Trask, Orville 1960 Houston Oilers (AFL) 12/03/34 11/12/08 73
Ulinski, Harry 1950 Washington Redskins 04/04/25 04/20/08 83
Upshaw, Gene 1967 Oakland Raiders (AFL) 08/15/45 08/21/08 63 HOF
Vucinich, Milt 1945 Chicago Bears 11/01/20 12/14/08 88
Wantland, Hal 1966 Miami Dolphins (AFL) 07/09/44 04/08/08 63
Washington, Victor A.  1971 San Francisco 49ers 03/23/46 12/31/08 62
Wendryhoski, Joe 1964 Los Angeles Rams 03/01/38 11/05/08 70
Wharton, Hogan 1960 Houston Oilers (AFL) 12/13/35 10/08/08 72
White, Dwight 1971 Pittsburgh Steelers 07/30/49 06/06/08 58
Whitley, Curtis 1992 San Diego Chargers 05/10/69 05/11/08 39
Williams, Brooks 1978 New Orleans Saints 12/07/54 01/25/08 53
Wunderlich, Fred J. 1937 Cincinnati Bengals (AFL II) 09/14/14 03/20/08 93
Yablonski, Ventan C. 'Vinnie' 1948 Chicago Cardinals 03/04/23 03/01/08 84
Young, Willie Charles 'Todd' 1971 Buffalo Bills 11/12/47 09/03/08 60
Zawadzkas, Gerald 'Jerry' 1967 Detroit Lions 01/03/46 09/03/08 62

Pro Football Deaths 2007

Name Team Debut Birth Date Death Date Age
Agase, Alex 1947 Chicago Rockets (AAFC) 03/27/22 05/03/07 85
Ane Jr., Charlie 1953 Detroit Lions 01/25/31 05/09/07 76
Atkeson, Dale 1954 Washington Redskins 12/24/30 05/10/07 76
Baker, John 'Big John' 1958 Los Angeles Rams 06/10/35 10/31/07 72
Baker, Sam 1953 Washington Redskins 11/12/29 06/05/07 77
Baldwin, Burr 1947 Los Angeles Dons (AAFC) 06/13/22 08/20/07 85
Beck, Ray 1952 New York Giants 03/07/31 01/10/07 75
Blackburn, Bill 1946 Chicago Cardinals 02/05/23 04/17/07 84
Blount, Lamar 1946 Miami Seahawks (AAFC) 04/11/20 08/06/07 87
Bobo, Orlando 1997 Minnesota Vikings 02/09/74 05/14/07 33
Boisture, Daniel P. 'Dan' 1974 Detroit Wheels (WFL) 02/22/25 05/18/07 82
Brennan, Leo F. 1942 Philadelphia Eagles 09/19/19 05/10/07 87
Brown, Ed 1954 Chicago Bears 10/26/28 08/02/07 78
Browning, Greg 1947 New York Giants 01/12/22 02/01/07 85
Bukant, Joe 1938 Philadelphia Eagles 10/31/15 02/09/07 91
Bukaty, Fred 1961 Denver Broncos (AFL) 02/13/36 12/18/07 71
Burris, Paul 'Buddy' 1949 Green Bay Packers 01/20/23 11/25/07 84
Castiglia, Jim 1941 Philadelphia Eagles 09/30/18 12/26/07 89
Cook, Ed 1958 Chicago Cardinals 06/29/32 09/07/07 75
Corvino, Mike 1983 Washington Federals (USFL) 07/27/60 07/14/07 46
Coulter, Dewitt 'Tex' 1946 New York Giants 10/26/24 10/02/07 82
Dana, Sam 'Salemi' 1928 New York Yankees 08/07/03 10/29/07 104
David, Jim 'The Hatchet' 1952 Detroit Lions 12/02/27 07/29/07 79
Davis, Andy 'Handy Andy' 1952 Washington Redskins 07/28/27 12/22/07 80
Detzel, Arthur F. 1936 Cleveland Rams (AFL II) 06/01/13 05/02/07 93
Discenzo, Tony 1960 Buffalo Bills (AFL) 02/04/36 02/11/07 71
Duckworth, Joe 1947 Washington Redskins 07/31/21 02/18/07 85
Elliott, Tony 1982 New Orleans Saints 04/28/59 12/31/07 48
Ethridge, Joe Paul 1949 Green Bay Packers 04/15/28 12/16/07 79
Evans, Fred 'Dippy' 1946 Cleveland Browns (AAFC) 05/23/21 06/21/07 86
Fisher, Thell Harland 1940 Boston Bears (AFL III) 01/16/18 02/08/07 89
Fisk, Bill 1940 Detroit Lions 11/05/16 03/28/07 90
Forester, Bill 1953 Green Bay Packers 08/09/32 04/26/07 74
Forte, Aldo 1939 Chicago Bears 01/20/18 08/29/07 89
Garzoni, Mike 1947 Washington Redskins 08/19/21 07/18/07 85
Gonzaga, John 1956 San Francisco 49ers 03/06/33 05/17/07 74
Goode, Rob 1949 Washington Redskins 06/05/27 06/09/07 80
Goodman, Hank 1942 Detroit Lions 04/18/19 03/25/07 87
Graham, Russ 1983 Michigan Panthers (USFL) 05/05/61 10/30/07 46
Griffith, Forrest M. 1950 New York Giants 02/15/28 12/12/07 79
Hall, Ron 1987 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 03/15/64 05/20/07 43
Hannah, Herb 1951 New York Giants 07/21/21 03/28/07 85
Harris, Edwin Amos 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers (AAFC) 08/15/21 08/29/07 86
Harris, Lonnie 1984 Washington Federals (USFL) 04/22/59 01/15/07 47
Hartshorn, Larry 1955 Chicago Cardinals 05/19/33 09/19/07 74
Hays, George 1950 Pittsburgh Steelers 08/29/24 04/20/07 82
Heath, Leon 'Mule Train' 1951 Washington Redskins 11/27/28 03/23/07 78
Heywood, Ralph 1946 Chicago Rockets (AAFC) 09/11/21 04/10/07 85
Hill, Marquise 2004 New England Patriots 08/07/82 05/27/07 24
Hill, Nate 1988 Miami Dolphins 02/21/66 09/18/07 41
Hoeppner, Terry 1974 Detroit Wheels (WFL) 08/19/47 06/19/07 59
Humbert, Dick 1941 Philadelphia Eagles 12/31/18 05/23/07 88
Hutchinson, Tom 1963 Cleveland Browns 06/15/41 05/05/07 65
Huzvar, John 1952 Philadelphia Eagles 08/06/29 03/09/07 77
Jackson, T.J. 'Trenton' 1966 Philadelphia Eagles 02/28/42 03/25/07 65
James, Tommy 1947 Detroit Lions 09/16/23 02/07/07 83
Jeffries, Bob 1942 Brooklyn Dodgers 08/17/19 07/22/07 87
Jennings, Jim 1955 Green Bay Packers 11/14/33 10/29/07 73
Kavanaugh, Ken 1940 Chicago Bears 11/23/16 01/25/07 90
Kearns, Tom 'Kutch' 1945 New York Giants 11/26/19 02/17/07 87
Kilroy, Francis 'Bucko' 1943 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers 05/30/21 07/10/07 86
Kirby, Jack 1949 Green Bay Packers 09/21/22 03/09/07 84
Ladd, Ernie 1961 San Diego Chargers (AFL) 11/28/38 03/10/07 68
Lamana, Pete 1946 Chicago Rockets (AAFC) 05/15/21 08/07/07 86
Lamberti, Pasquale 'Pat' 1961 New York Titans (AFL) 09/01/35 12/19/07 72
Leberman, Bob 'Crazy Legs' 1954 Baltimore Colts 02/10/32 11/09/07 75
Leckonby, Bill 1939 Brooklyn Dodgers 09/16/17 10/22/07 90
Leisk, Charles 'Rube' 1937 Brooklyn Dodgers 07/12/15 06/10/07 91
Lillywhite, Verl 1948 San Francisco 49ers (AAFC) 12/05/26 07/14/07 80
Lundy, Lamar 1957 Los Angeles Rams 04/17/35 02/24/07 71
Maack, Herb 1946 Brooklyn Dodgers (AAFC) 04/06/17 05/05/07 90
MacAfee Sr., Ken 1954 New York Giants 08/31/29 07/04/07 77
Majors, Joe 1960 Houston Oilers (AFL) 12/25/36 01/04/07 70
Masterson, Forrest J. 'Matt' 1945 Chicago Bears 04/02/22 03/09/07 84
McClain, Larry Dwight 1983 Boston Breakers (USFL) 12/08/58 03/09/07 48
McCoy, Joel 1946 Detroit Lions 08/22/20 03/07/07 86
McFadden, Marv 1953 Pittsburgh Steelers 01/18/30 12/22/07 77
McGee, Max 1954 Green Bay Packers 07/16/32 10/20/07 75
McLaughry, John 'Tuss' 1940 New York Giants 04/08/17 11/28/07 90
McRaven, Bill 'Bullet Bill' 1939 Cleveland Rams 02/23/18 05/13/07 89
Meeks, Bryant 'Meatball' 1947 Pittsburgh Steelers 01/16/26 05/30/07 81
Meyers, Jerry 1976 Chicago Bears 02/21/54 11/16/07 53
Middleton, Dave 1955 Detroit Lions 11/23/33 12/29/07 74
Miller, Paul 1954 Los Angeles Rams 11/08/30 01/24/07 76
Mitchell, Jim 1969 Atlanta Falcons 10/19/47 10/20/07 60
Mitchell, Kevin 1994 San Francisco 49ers 01/01/71 04/29/07 36
Mooney, Michael 'Paul' 1992 Houston Oilers 05/31/69 03/02/07 37
Moore, Rocco 1980 Chicago Bears 03/31/55 12/21/07 52
Morris, George 1956 San Francisco 49ers 03/19/31 12/10/07 76
Motl, Bob 1946 Chicago Rockets (AAFC) 07/26/20 06/03/07 86
Myers, Bob 1955 Baltimore Colts 01/31/33 05/20/07 74
Nash, Damien 2005 Tennessee Titans 04/14/82 02/24/07 24
Nery, Carl 1940 Pittsburgh Steelers 06/17/17 03/09/07 89
Niblack, Jim 1974 Jacksonville Sharks (WFL) 08/29/30 06/10/07 76 Coach
Nickel, Elbie 1947 Pittsburgh Steelers 12/28/22 02/27/07 84
Nofsinger, Terry 1961 Pittsburgh Steelers 07/13/38 10/02/07 69
Nolan, Dick 1954 New York Giants 03/26/32 11/11/07 75
Norton, Jim 1960 Houston Oilers (AFL) 10/20/38 06/12/07 68
Palazzi, Lou 1946 New York Giants 06/25/21 01/07/07 85
Peaks, Clarence 1957 Philadelphia Eagles 09/23/35 03/31/07 71
Perkins, Johnny 1978 New York Giants 04/21/53 04/25/07 54
Preas, George 1955 Baltimore Colts 06/25/33 02/24/07 73
Purnell, Frank 1957 Green Bay Packers 04/05/33 04/19/07 74
Ramsey, Garrard 1946 Chicago Cardinals 03/16/20 09/16/07 87
Ratterman, George 1947 Buffalo Bills (AAFC) 11/12/26 11/03/07 80
Ravensberg, Bob 1948 Chicago Cardinals 10/20/25 02/12/07 81
Redd, Glen Herrscher 1981 New Orleans Saints 06/17/58 11/17/07 49
Reed, Joseph T. 'Rock' 1937 Chicago Cardinals 08/17/12 07/13/07 94
Rhodes, Danny 1974 Baltimore Colts 03/18/51 07/22/07 56
Ricca, Jim 1951 Washington Redskins 10/08/27 02/11/07 79
Ringo, Jim 1953 Green Bay Packers 11/21/31 11/19/07 75 HOF
Roberts, Bill 1956 Green Bay Packers 09/11/29 08/15/07 77
Robinson, Charley 1951 Green Bay Packers 05/30/25 02/03/07 81
Schuler, Bill 1947 New York Giants 10/18/22 11/08/07 85
Sebek, Nick 1950 Washington Redskins 10/11/27 11/27/07 80
Shann, Bob 1965 Philadelphia Eagles 03/27/43 06/19/07 64
Sierocinski, Steve 1946 Boston Yanks 06/02/23 10/31/07 84
Signaigo, Joe 1948 New York Yankees (AAFC) 02/09/23 01/16/07 83
Skaggs, Justin 2001 Washington Redskins 04/22/79 06/15/07 28
Stacco, Ed 1947 Detroit Lions 04/16/25 04/06/07 81
Starks, Aubrey Glenn 1984 San Antonio Gunslingers (USFL) 01/11/54 11/19/07 53
Stehouwer, Ron 1960 Pittsburgh Steelers 02/04/37 01/18/07 69
Stevenson, Bill 1975 Memphis Southmen (WFL) 06/04/51 03/20/07 55
Stingley, Darryl 1973 New England Patriots 07/18/51 04/05/07 55
Taylor, Sean 2004 Washington Redskins 04/01/83 11/27/07 24
Thomason, James Neal 1945 Detroit Lions 03/28/20 08/04/07 87
Urban, Alex 1941 Green Bay Packers 07/16/17 09/07/07 90
Van Every, Harold 1940 Green Bay Packers 02/10/18 08/11/07 89
Voss, Lloyd 1964 Green Bay Packers 02/13/42 03/01/07 65
Wainscott, Robert E. 'Bob, Smiley' 1941 Cincinnati Bengals (AFL III) 02/14/20 03/03/07 87
Waller, Bill 1938 Brooklyn Dodgers 12/16/11 09/25/07 95
Walsh, Bill 1979 San Francisco 49ers 11/30/31 07/30/07 75 HOF
Webster, George 1967 Houston Oilers (AFL) 11/25/45 04/19/07 61
West, David 1963 New York Jets (AFL) 06/05/38 03/31/07 68
Williams, Darrent 2005 Denver Broncos 09/27/82 01/01/07 24
Williams, Rex B. 1940 Chicago Cardinals 05/12/18 09/08/07 89
Willis, Bill 'Deke' 1946 Cleveland Browns (AAFC) 10/05/21 11/27/07 86 HOF
Woit, Richard 'Dick' 1955 Detroit Lions 07/05/31 05/31/07 75
Wright, Ernie 1960 Los Angeles Chargers (AFL) 11/06/39 03/20/07 67

Pro Football Deaths 2006

Name Team Debut Birth Date Death Date Age
Agee, Sam 1938 Chicago Cardinals 10/21/15 11/02/06 91
Avery, Don 1946 Washington Redskins 02/10/21 08/08/06 85
Barbolak, Peter 1949 Pittsburgh Steelers 04/01/26 10/22/06 80
Barton, Don 1953 Green Bay Packers 05/29/30 07/16/06 76
Bass, Dick 1960 Los Angeles Rams 03/15/37 02/01/06 68
Baze, Winford 'Winnie' 1937 Philadelphia Eagles 07/14/14 12/30/06 92
Beck, Ken 1959 Green Bay Packers 09/03/35 03/05/06 70
Bell, Theo 1976 Pittsburgh Steelers 12/21/53 06/21/06 52
Bouley, Gil 1945 Cleveland Rams 11/15/21 02/08/06 84
Bredde, Bill 1954 Chicago Cardinals 12/31/32 09/19/06 73
Brodnax, J.W. 'Red' 1960 Denver Broncos (AFL) 03/06/36 01/06/06 69
Brodsky, Joe 1989 Dallas Cowboys 06/09/34 05/25/06 71 Coach
Brown, Dave 1975 Pittsburgh Steelers 01/16/53 01/10/06 52
Brown, Otto 1969 Dallas Cowboys 01/12/47 12/05/06 59
Burroughs, Don 'The Blade' 1955 Los Angeles Rams 08/19/31 10/20/06 75
Carr, Paul 1955 San Francisco 49ers 09/04/31 02/18/06 74
Clack, Jim 1971 Pittsburgh Steelers 10/26/47 04/07/06 58
Claridge, Travis 2000 Atlanta Falcons 03/23/78 02/28/06 27
Clay, Randy 1950 New York Giants 05/30/28 07/19/06 78
Collins, Albin 'Rip' 1949 Chicago Bears 11/09/26 04/09/06 79
Connolly, Harry 'Mickey' 1946 Brooklyn Dodgers (AAFC) 07/16/20 01/14/06 85
Cook, Ted 1947 Detroit Lions 02/06/22 10/16/06 84
Daffer, Ted 1954 Chicago Bears 09/24/29 03/01/06 76
Dafney, Bernard 1992 Minnesota Vikings 11/01/68 01/11/06 37
Darre, Bernie 1961 Washington Redskins 11/08/39 04/26/06 66
Davis, Jerry 'Weasel' 1948 Chicago Cardinals 01/05/24 10/18/06 82
DeShane, Chuck 1945 Detroit Lions 12/10/18 11/05/06 87
Dewveall, Willard 1959 Chicago Bears 04/29/36 11/20/06 70
Dougherty, Bob 1957 Los Angeles Rams 04/20/32 05/12/06 74
Dove, Bob 'Grandpappy' 1946 Chicago Rockets (AAFC) 02/21/21 04/19/06 85
Doyle, Ted 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 01/12/14 10/06/06 92
Duhart, Paul 1944 Green Bay Packers 12/30/20 01/18/06 85
Erdlitz, Dick 1942 Philadelphia Eagles 02/16/20 04/03/06 86
Faragalli, Joe 1984 Cincinnati Bengals 04/18/29 04/10/06 76 Coach
Ferrante, Jack 'Blackjack' 1941 Philadelphia Eagles 03/09/16 11/23/06 90
Fiss, Galen 'Royce' 1956 Cleveland Browns 07/30/31 07/17/06 74
Franklin, Andra 1981 Miami Dolphins 08/22/59 12/06/06 47
Garry, Ben 1979 Baltimore Colts 02/11/56 06/24/06 50
Gibbs, Donnie 1974 New Orleans Saints 12/31/45 02/21/06 60
Glacken, Scotty 1966 Denver Broncos (AFL) 07/28/44 12/27/06 62
Goldberg, Marshall 'Biggie' 1939 Chicago Cardinals 10/25/17 04/03/06 88
Guesman, Dick 1960 New York Titans (AFL) 01/22/38 09/12/06 68
Hadhazy, Peter 1976 Cleveland Browns GM 02/09/44 04/03/06 62
Hartley, Howard 1948 Washington Redskins 09/16/24 09/29/06 82
Hartman, William C. 'Bill' 1938 Washington Redskins 03/17/15 03/16/06 90
Helton, Darius 1977 Kansas City Chiefs 10/21/54 10/03/06 51
Heyward, Craig 'Ironhead' 1990 New Orleans Saints 09/26/66 05/27/06 39
Hickey, Howard 'Red' 1941 Pittsburgh Steelers 02/14/17 03/30/06 89
Hill Jr., Jimmy 1955 Chicago Cardinals 06/07/28 08/28/06 78
Hinkle, Jack 1940 New York Giants 10/31/17 11/16/06 89
Huff, Benjamin J. 1999 Atlanta Falcons 02/21/75 05/07/06 31
Humphrey, Paul 1939 Brooklyn Dodgers 07/18/17 06/22/06 88
Hunt, Lamar 1959 Dallas Texans Owner 08/02/32 12/13/06 74 HOF
Jessie, Ron 1971 Detroit Lions 02/04/48 01/13/06 57
Jones, Lew 1943 Brooklyn Dodgers 12/15/11 03/17/06 94
Kennard, George 1952 New York Giants 01/08/28 08/11/06 78
Kennedy, Tom J. 1944 Detroit Lions 06/24/20 11/19/06 86
Kennedy, Tom P. 1966 New York Giants 11/27/38 03/15/06 67
Kimbrough, John 1946 Los Angeles Dons (AAFC) 06/14/18 05/08/06 87
King, Ed 1948 Buffalo Bills (AAFC) 05/11/25 09/18/06 81
Kinscherf, Carl 1943 New York Giants 10/20/19 07/28/06 86
Ksionzyk, John 1947 Los Angeles Rams 01/28/19 10/14/06 87
Kuhn, Gil 1937 New York Yanks (AFL II) 01/05/15 04/12/06 91
LeForce, Clyde 1947 Detroit Lions 06/04/23 06/09/06 83
Leigh, Charlie 1968 Cleveland Browns 10/29/45 10/26/06 60
Leonard, Bill 1949 Baltimore Colts (AAFC) 04/27/27 07/20/06 79
Lester, Darrell 1964 Minnesota Vikings 11/06/40 10/11/06 65
Long, Buford 1953 New York Giants 12/14/31 09/01/06 74
Mann, Bob 1948 Detroit Lions 04/08/24 10/21/06 82
Manzo, Joe 1945 Detroit Lions 02/03/17 10/15/06 89
Marino, Vic 1947 Baltimore Colts (AAFC) 10/02/18 01/07/06 87
McCarthy, William P. 1937 New York Yanks (AFL II) 12/12/12 06/23/06 93
McDade, Karl 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 03/27/15 12/06/06 91
McFadin, Lewis 'Bud' 1952 Los Angeles Rams 08/21/28 02/13/06 77
McKeever, Marlin 1961 Los Angeles Rams 01/01/40 10/27/06 66
Mello, Jim 1947 Boston Yanks 11/08/20 05/27/06 85
Miller, Bob 1952 Detroit Lions 12/11/29 08/07/06 76
Milner, Charles 'Bill' 1947 Chicago Bears 03/07/22 12/25/06 84
Mixon, Billy 1953 San Francisco 49ers 05/24/29 12/07/06 77
Morrison, Maynard 'Doc' 1933 Brooklyn Dodgers 05/28/09 06/02/06 97
Morze, Frank 1957 San Francisco 49ers 03/23/33 05/28/06 73
Muehlheuser, Frank 1948 Boston Yanks 07/02/26 04/22/06 79
Myre, Charles C. 'Chuck' 1940 Milwaukee Chiefs (AFL III) 10/01/18 05/21/06 87
Nielsen, Walt 1940 New York Giants 02/04/17 09/22/06 89
Nobile, Leo 1947 Washington Redskins 09/22/22 11/14/06 84
Noppenberg, John 1940 Pittsburgh Steelers 09/08/17 09/22/06 89
Odle, Phil  1968 Detroit Lions 11/23/42 07/27/06 63
Palmer, Les 1948 Philadelphia Eagles 12/15/23 04/15/06 82
Pepper, Gene 1950 Washington Redskins 09/22/27 01/16/06 78
Petitbon, John 1952 Dallas Texans 06/04/31 11/11/06 75
Prisby, Errol 1967 Denver Broncos (AFL) 01/24/43 02/19/06 63
Putman, Earl 'Tiny' 1957 Chicago Bears 01/10/32 02/19/06 74
Rolle, Dave 1960 Denver Broncos (AFL) 03/22/37 12/24/06 69
Rose, Carlton 1987 Washington Redskins 02/08/62 03/26/06 44
Ross, Dan 1979 Cincinnati Bengals 02/09/57 05/16/06 49
Russell, Jack 1946 New York Yankees (AAFC) 08/19/19 01/16/06 86
Ryan, Kent 1938 Detroit Lions 02/02/15 02/02/06 91
Sandig, Curtis W. 1942 Pittsburgh Steelers 07/12/18 02/13/06 87
Sandusky, John 1950 Cleveland Browns 12/28/25 03/05/06 80
Sardisco, Tony 1956 San Francisco 49ers 12/05/32 05/28/06 73
Saul, Bill 1962 Baltimore Colts 11/19/40 09/12/06 65
Sears, Vic 1941 Philadelphia Eagles 03/04/18 09/21/06 88
Shanks, Simon 1995 Arizona Cardinals 10/16/71 01/06/06 34
Shurnas, Marshall 'Iggie' 1947 Cleveland Browns (AAFC) 04/01/22 08/19/06 84
Shy, Don 1967 Pittsburgh Steelers 11/15/45 10/26/06 60
Sigurdson, Sig 1947 Baltimore Colts (AAFC) 11/27/18 12/02/06 88
Sims, Mickey 1977 Cleveland Browns 03/05/55 06/07/06 51
Snow, Jack 1965 Los Angeles Rams 11/25/43 01/09/06 62
Souchak, Frank 1939 Pittsburgh Pirates 04/30/15 02/07/06 90
Spruill, Jim 1948 Baltimore Colts (AAFC) 02/26/29 01/08/06 76
Stautner, Ernie 1950 Pittsburgh Steelers 04/20/25 02/16/06 80 HOF
Steele, Ernie 1942 Philadelphia Eagles 11/02/17 10/16/06 88
Stickles, Monty 'Iron Jaw' 1960 San Francisco 49ers 08/16/38 09/03/06 68
Stillwell, Roger 1975 Chicago Bears 11/17/51 02/19/06 54
Stofer, Ken 1946 Buffalo Bisons (AAFC) 08/10/19 05/04/06 86
Stribling, Bill 1951 New York Giants 11/05/27 08/21/06 78
Taylor, Robert 1963 New York Giants 02/05/40 06/04/06 66
Teeuws, Leonard 'Len' 1952 Los Angeles Rams 04/19/27 07/14/06 79
Thibaut, Jim 1946 Buffalo Bisons (AAFC) 08/31/18 04/05/06 87
Thompson, Hal 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers (AAFC) 10/18/22 04/26/06 83
Tinsley, Sid 1945 Pittsburgh Steelers 01/14/20 06/03/06 86
Tom, Melvyn M. 1967 Philadelphia Eagles 08/04/41 04/27/06 64
Trebbin, James Joseph 'Jim' 1941 Milwaukee Chiefs (AFL III) 09/22/19 05/01/06 86
Trimble, Jim 1952 Philadelphia Eagles 05/29/18 05/23/06 87
Ulinski, Ed 1946 Cleveland Browns (AAFC) 12/07/19 09/17/06 86
Ulrich, Chuck 1954 Chicago Cardinals 12/14/29 04/10/06 76
Warren, Jimmy 1964 San Diego Chargers 07/20/36 08/09/06 70
Waters, Andre 1984 Philadelphia Eagles 03/10/62 11/20/06 44
Watson, Joe 1950 Detroit Lions 08/19/25 11/02/06 81
Webster, David A. 1960 Dallas Texans (AFL) 07/23/37 06/23/06 68
Weed, Thurlow 'Tad' 1955 Pittsburgh Steelers 01/18/33 11/07/06 73
Wham, Tom 1949 Chicago Cardinals 11/22/23 12/25/06 83
Wildung, Dick 1946 Green Bay Packers 08/16/21 03/15/06 84
Williams, Frank 1961 Los Angeles Rams 05/29/32 07/13/06 74
Wilson, Tom 'Touchdown Tommy' 1956 Los Angeles Rams 09/01/32 12/31/06 74
Wolski, William 'Bill' 1966 Atlanta Falcons 05/23/44 03/05/06 61

Pro Football Deaths 2005

Name Team Debut Birth Date Death Date Age
Adams, Henry 'Heinie' 1939 Chicago Cardinals 12/24/15 10/28/05 89
Adduci, Nick 1954 Washington Redskins 07/12/29 11/04/05 76
Agler, Bob 1948 Los Angeles Rams 03/13/24 09/16/05 81
Arena, Tony 1942 Detroit Lions 07/02/18 03/12/05 86
Artoe, Lee 1940 Chicago Bears 03/02/17 04/01/05 88
Bailey, George Thomas 1971 Philadelphia Eagles 02/07/49 09/02/05 56
Baisi, Al 1940 Chicago Bears 09/06/17 04/15/05 87
Barnes, Charlie 1961 Dallas Texans (AFL) 10/05/37 10/20/05 68
Barrett, Emmett 1942 New York Giants 11/07/16 05/02/05 88
Baumgardner, Joe W. 1948 Detroit Lions 02/16/25 06/08/05 80
Belichick, Steve 1941 Detroit Lions 01/07/19 11/19/05 86
Bell, Todd 1981 Chicago Bears 11/28/58 03/16/05 46
Berry, Rex 1951 San Francisco 49ers 09/09/24 07/02/05 80
Boatswain, Harry 1992 San Francisco 49ers 06/26/69 08/08/05 36
Boone, Dave 1974 Minnesota Vikings 10/30/51 03/19/05 53
Brim, Mike 1988 Phoenix Cardinals 01/23/66 04/19/05 39
Brooks, Bud 1955 Detroit Lions 09/06/30 01/06/05 74
Bumgardner, Max 1948 Detroit Lions 05/13/23 04/12/05 81
Campbell, Stan 1952 Detroit Lions 08/26/30 03/14/05 74
Carpenter, Jack 1947 Buffalo Bills (AAFC) 07/29/23 10/16/05 82
Carson, Bud 1989 Cleveland Browns 04/28/30 12/07/05 75
Cifers, Ed 1941 Washington Redskins 07/18/16 07/19/05 89
Clair, Frank 1941 Washington Redskins 05/12/17 04/03/05 87
Clarke, Harry 1940 Chicago Bears 12/01/16 12/31/05 89
Clay, Ozzie 1964 Washington Redskins 09/10/41 03/08/05 63
Clemons, Ray 1947 Green Bay Packers 04/02/21 12/28/05 84
Cole, Terry 1968 Baltimore Colts 07/07/45 11/11/05 60
Concannon, Jack 1964 Philadelphia Eagles 02/05/43 11/28/05 62
Conlee, Gerry 1938 Cleveland Rams 08/22/14 07/16/05 90
Conti, Enio 1941 Philadelphia Eagles 02/15/13 05/22/05 92
Courson, Steve 1978 Pittsburgh Steelers 10/01/55 11/10/05 50
Crawford, Denver 1948 New York Yankees (AAFC) 06/16/21 08/14/05 84
Cudzik, Walter 1954 Washington Redskins 02/21/32 12/11/05 73
Daukas, Lou 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers (AAFC) 07/04/21 12/22/05 84
Davis, Glenn 1950 Los Angeles Rams 12/26/24 03/09/05 80
Dawson, Gib 1953 Green Bay Packers 08/27/30 07/30/05 74
Deal, Rufus 1942 Washington Redskins 12/07/17 03/14/05 87
Dekdebrun, Allen 1946 Buffalo Bisons (AAFC) 05/11/21 03/29/05 83
Dostal, George 1983 Atlanta Falcons 10/25/34 01/21/05 70 Coach
Douglas, John H. 1967 New Orleans Saints 01/12/45 04/05/05 60
Druze, John 1938 Brooklyn Dodgers 07/03/14 12/27/05 91
Durrance, Thomas L. 'Tom' 1974 Jacksonville Sharks (WFL) 02/08/50 07/22/05 55
Ebli, Ray 1942 Chicago Bears 10/06/19 01/19/05 85
Elliott, Carl 1951 Green Bay Packers 11/12/27 07/18/05 77
Emmons, Frank 1940 Philadelphia Eagles 09/17/18 11/05/05 87
Epps, Tory 1990 Atlanta Falcons 05/28/67 06/01/05 38
Ferguson, Howie 1953 Green Bay Packers 08/05/30 12/18/05 75
Flagerman, Jack 1948 Los Angeles Dons (AAFC) 03/27/22 06/12/05 83
Fletcher, Arthur 1950 Baltimore Colts 12/22/24 07/13/05 80
Frick, Ray 1941 Brooklyn Dodgers 01/16/19 03/02/05 86
Fritsch, Toni 1971 Dallas Cowboys 07/10/45 09/13/05 60
Gage, Bobby 1949 Pittsburgh Steelers 12/15/27 04/19/05 77
Gatski, Frank 1946 Cleveland Browns (AAFC) 03/13/19 11/22/05 86 HOF
Gautt, Prentice 1960 Cleveland Browns 02/08/38 03/17/05 67
Gibbons, Michael L. 1976 New York Giants 01/23/51 11/29/05 54
Grgich, Visco 1946 San Francisco 49ers (AAFC) 01/19/23 12/26/05 82
Griffin, Don 1946 Chicago Rockets (AAFC) 10/15/22 01/17/05 82
Grimes, Billy Joe 1949 Los Angeles Dons (AAFC) 07/27/27 03/26/05 77
Gundlach, Herman 1935 Boston Redskins 07/16/13 05/05/05 91
Hall, Parker 1939 Cleveland Rams 12/10/16 02/08/05 88
Haley, James Donald 'Don' 1941 Milwaukee Chiefs (AFL III) 07/26/17 09/13/05 88
Hazelwood, Theodore E. 1949 Chicago Hornets (AAFC) 04/25/24 02/27/05 80
Herrion, Thomas 2005 San Francisco 49ers 12/15/81 08/20/05 23
Hill, Jack 1961 Denver Broncos (AFL) 10/17/32 09/26/05 72
Hoffman, Bob 1940 Washington Redskins 12/13/17 04/13/05 87
Hubbell, Franklin S. 1947 Los Angeles Rams 01/19/22 04/09/05 83
Jancik, Bobby 1964 Houston Oilers (AFL) 02/09/40 12/23/05 65
Kahler, Royal 1941 Pittsburgh Steelers 03/22/18 02/21/05 86
Kapter, Alex 1946 Cleveland Browns (AAFC) 03/26/22 07/26/05 83
Karp (Karpowich), Edwin W. 1936 Pittsburgh Pirates 09/28/12 11/16/05 93
Klein, Dick 1958 Chicago Bears 02/11/34 12/27/05 71
Kodba, Joe 1947 Baltimore Colts (AAFC) 02/27/22 09/07/05 83
Kondrla, John 1945 Pittsburgh Steelers 02/23/21 05/27/05 84
Kutner, Mal 1946 Chicago Bears 03/27/21 02/04/05 83
Lang, David 1991 Los Angeles Rams 03/28/67 05/21/05 38
Lemek, Ray 1957 Washington Redskins 06/28/34 09/17/05 71
Liles, Sonny 1943 Detroit Lions 08/09/19 07/25/05 85
Little, David 1981 Pittsburgh Steelers 01/03/59 03/17/05 46
Long, Terry 1984 Pittsburgh Steelers 07/21/59 06/07/05 45
Lucas, Al 2000 Carolina Panthers 09/01/78 04/10/05 26
Lunday, Ken 'Kayo' 1937 New York Giants 08/13/12 07/13/05 92
Maeda, Chester A. 1945 Chicago Cardinals 10/02/18 12/21/05 87
Mara, Wellington 1959 New York Giants (Owner) 08/14/16 10/25/05 89 HOF
Martin, Charles 1984 Green Bay Packers 08/31/59 01/23/05 45
McClure, Wayne 'Mac' 1968 Cincinnati Bengals 07/02/42 06/12/05 62
McCollum, Bubba 1974 Houston Oilers 09/13/52 09/05/05 52
McCormick, Walter 1948 San Francisco 49ers (AAFC) 09/04/26 04/03/05 78
McFadden, Banks 1940 Brooklyn Dodgers 02/07/17 06/04/05 88
McPhail, Buck 1953 Baltimore Colts 12/25/29 03/04/05 75
Mellus, John 1938 New York Giants 06/16/17 11/28/05 88
Michel, Tom 1964 Minnesota Vikings 12/07/40 03/21/05 64
Miklich, William J. 1947 New York Giants 04/03/19 03/10/05 85
Miller, Tom 1943 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers 05/23/18 12/02/05 87
Mills, Sam 1986 New Orleans Saints 06/03/59 04/18/05 45
Minini, Frank 1947 Chicago Bears 12/21/21 11/12/05 83
Minisi, Anthony 'Skip' 1948 New York Giants 09/18/26 05/05/05 78
Monfort, Avery 1941 Chicago Bears 12/19/18 04/19/05 86
Montgomery, Cliff 1934 Brooklyn Dodgers 09/17/10 04/21/05 94
Negus, Fred 1947 Chicago Rockets (AAFC) 11/07/21 04/18/05 83
Nix, Emery 1943 New York Giants 12/01/19 12/06/05 86
O'Brien, Bill 1947 Detroit Lions  08/25/24 05/08/05 80
Oldham, Ray 1973 Baltimore Colts 02/23/51 07/23/05 54
Ostendarp, Jim 1950 New York Giants 02/15/23 12/15/05 82
Paffrath, Bob 1946 Brooklyn Dodgers (AAFC) 07/12/18 05/21/05 86
Parker, Jim 1957 Baltimore Colts 04/03/34 07/18/05 71 HOF
Parmer, Jim 1948 Philadelphia Eagles 04/15/27 04/20/05 78
Paskvan, George O. 1941 Green Bay Packers 04/28/18 04/25/05 86
Pavelec, Ted C. 1941 Detroit Lions 11/04/18 04/15/05 86
Pearcy, Jim 1946 Chicago Rockets (AAFC) 07/26/18 03/15/05 86
Piccolo, Bill 1943 New York Giants 05/01/20 02/23/05 84
Pollack, Milton S. 1940 Columbus Bullies (AFL III) 07/26/15 06/01/05 89
Poole, Barney 1949 New York Yankees (AAFC) 10/29/23 04/12/05 81
Popovich, Milt 1938 Chicago Cardinals 12/29/13 06/23/05 91
Pryor, Cecil 1974 Memphis Southmen (WFL) 10/07/47 09/13/05 57
Ramsey, Knox 1948 Los Angeles Dons (AAFC) 02/13/26 03/19/05 79
Remington, Joseph W. 1946 San Francisco 49ers (AAFC) 11/02/20 04/08/05 84
Roby, Reggie 1983 Miami Dolphins 07/30/61 02/22/05 43
Rockenbach, Lyle 1943 Detroit Lions 03/01/15 11/08/05 90
Russell, Darrell A. 1997 Oakland Raiders 05/27/76 12/15/05 29
Sample, Johnny 1958 Baltimore Colts 06/15/37 04/25/05 67
Sampson, Clint 1978 Houston Oilers 01/04/61 12/25/05 44
Schmidt, John P. 1940 Pittsburgh Steelers 08/12/18 04/06/05 86
Schweder, John 1950 Baltimore Colts 12/23/27 06/09/05 77
Sensanbaugher, Dean 1948 Cleveland Browns (AAFC) 08/12/25 11/07/05 80
Shakespeare, Stanley 1987 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 02/05/63 04/26/05 42
Slotnick, Leo 1940 Boston Bears (AFL III) 10/11/18 05/23/05 86
Smith, Bob 'Texas' 1953 Detroit Lions  02/28/29 01/05/05 75
Smith, Ray 1954 Chicago Bears 02/25/27 08/15/05 78
Sparlis, Al 1946 Green Bay Packers 05/20/20 07/09/05 85
Stram, Hank 1960 Dallas Texans 01/03/23