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    Roger Brown, a DT who played in the NFL for the entire decade of the 1960s, died on 9/17 at age 84.

    A 4th round draft pick by the Lions in 1960, Brown starred 0n Detroit from then through 1966, after which he spent his final 3 season with the Rams. He was on 6 Pro Bowl squads, and was All-Pro twice.

    Twice (1962 and 1965) he led or tied for the NFL lead in tackles for safeties (2, then 1). He also never missed a regular season game in his pro career, starting in every one from 1961-68.


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    Frank Russell, a shooting guard who came off the bench in 23 games for the 1972-73 Bulls, died on 9/6 at age 72.

    A 3rd round pick by the Bulls in 1972, Frank is part of a large hoops family. His brothers are Campy and Walker Russell.

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    Russell is in front row, #34

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    Steve Riley, a tackle who played all 11 of his NFL seasons with the Vikings, died on 9/16 at age 68.

    Having played his college ball at USC, the Vikings made him their 1st round pick (25th overall) in the 1974 NFL draft. Wearing #78 from start to finish, he began playing that autumn and continued through 1984.

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    Cloyd Boyer, a RHP who spent all 5 years of his MLB career playing for Missouri-based ballclubs, died on 9/20 at age 94.

    Boyer pitched for the Cardinals from 1949-52 before heading into military service. Upon his return, he spent his final season with the Kansas City A's in 1955. He was the last living Boyer brother, passing away well after both Ken and Clete.

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