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Lucien Reeberg

 

Lucien Reeberg

Date of Birth: February 21, 1942, Bronx, New York

Date of Death: January 31, 1964, in Detroit, Illinois (21 years old)

Source:

New York Times - Published 02/01/64

Toledo Blade - Published 02/01/64

He died in the Detroit Osteopathic Hospital as a result of uremic poisoning

He is the youngest pro-football player to die.  He was 21 years old.

 

Teams:

1963 Detroit Lions (NFL)

College:

Hampton University (Hampton Institute)