Pro Football Player Deaths in 2013

Dear Pro Football Alumni:

One Hundred and Twenty-six of our alumni brothers passed away in 2013.

I have attached a list of those players and if you click on their name, it will take you to the website www.OldestLivingProFootball.com where you can see a short biography and some interesting information under the heading “Did You Know?”

Send up a prayer to all the families and friends that these former players leave behind.

Remember………………….someday all of our names will be on this list!

Your Alumni brother,

Jeff Nixon

PS: Bill Glassford is the oldest living former pro football player. He’s 99 years old and will turn 100 on March 8, 1914.

2013 Pro Football Player Deaths
Name Team   Debut Birth   Date Death   Date Age HOF
           
Art   Weiner 1950   New York Yanks 8/16/1926 12/25/2013 87  
Art   DeCarlo 1953   Pittsburgh Steelers 3/23/1931 12/21/2013 82  
Bronzell   Miller 1995   Jacksonville Jaguars 10/12/1971 12/21/2013 42  
Ken   Hutcherson 1974   Dallas Cowboys 7/14/1952 12/18/2013 61  
Frank   Maznicki 1942   Chicago Bears 7/19/1920 12/14/2013 93  
Bill   Troup 1974   Baltimore Colts 4/2/1951 12/14/2013 62  
Ronnie   Goodwin 1963   Philadelphia Eagles 1/9/1941 12/12/2013 72  
John   Didion 1969   Washington Redskins 10/24/1947 12/10/2013 66  
Charles   Smith 1947   Chicago Cardinals 3/13/1924 12/10/2013 89  
John   Wilbur 1966   Dallas Cowboys 5/21/1943 12/9/2013 70  
Norm   Mosley 1948   Pittsburgh Steelers 1/4/1922 12/6/2013 91  
Tom   Alberghini 1945   Pittsburgh Steelers 10/27/1919 11/26/2013 94  
Jim   Cason 1948   San Francisco 49ers (AAFC) 7/25/1927 11/24/2013 86  
Thomas   Howard 2006   Oakland Raiders 7/14/1983 11/18/2013 30  
Frank   Chamberlin 2000   Tennessee Titans 1/2/1978 11/17/2013 35  
Mike   McCormack 1951   New York Yanks 6/21/1930 11/15/2013 83 HOF
Todd   Christensen 1979   New York Giants 8/3/1956 11/13/2013 57  
John   McCormick 1962   Minnesota Vikings 5/26/1937 11/12/2013 76  
Clarence   ‘Ace’ Parker 1937   Brooklyn Dodgers 5/17/1912 11/6/2013 101 HOF
Bobby   Thomason 1949   Los Angeles Rams 3/26/1928 11/5/2013 85  
Lew   Mayne 1946   Brooklyn Dodgers (AAFC) 3/21/1920 10/28/2013 93  
Chet   Lagod 1953   New York Giants 1/8/1928 10/25/2013 85  
Reggie   Rogers 1987   Detroit Lions 1/21/1964 10/24/2013 49  
John   Sokolosky 1978   Detroit Lions 4/2/1956 10/17/2013 57  
Glenn   Young 1956   Green Bay Packers 12/22/1929 10/13/2013 83  
Fred   Cole 1960   Los Angeles Chargers (AFL) 6/14/1937 10/11/2013 76  
John   P. Kovatch 1938   Cleveland Rams 6/6/1912 10/11/2013 101  
Darris   McCord 1955   Detroit Lions 1/3/1933 10/9/2013 80  
Gordon   Polofsky 1952   Chicago Cardinals 1/10/1931 10/7/2013 82  
L.C.   Greenwood 1969   Pittsburgh Steelers 9/8/1946 9/29/2013 67  
Ron   Duncan 1967   Cleveland Browns 9/8/1943 9/26/2013 70  
Paul   Oliver 2008   San Diego Chargers 3/30/1984 9/24/2013 29  
Francis   Peay 1966   New York Giants 5/23/1944 9/21/2013 69  
John   Reger 1955   Pittsburgh Steelers 9/11/1931 9/19/2013 82  
Allan   Ellis 1973   Chicago Bears 8/19/1951 9/18/2013 62  
Scott   Adams 1992   Minnesota Vikings 9/28/1966 9/16/2013 46  
Tom   Higgins Sr. 1953   Chicago Cardinals 2/26/1930 9/16/2013 83  
Rick   Casares 1955   Chicago Bears 7/4/1931 9/13/2013 82  
Frank   Tripucka 1949   Detroit Lions 12/8/1927 9/12/2013 85  
Willie   Frazier 1964   Houston Oilers (AFL) 6/19/1942 9/5/2013 71  
Jack   Del Bello 1953   Baltimore Colts 12/9/1927 8/23/2013 85  
Darrell   ‘Burt’ Delavan 1955   Chicago Cardinals 12/2/1929 8/15/2013 83  
Hezekiah   ‘Hez’ Braxton 1962   San Diego Chargers (AFL) 4/11/1934 8/9/2013 79  
Art   Donovan 1950   Baltimore Colts 6/5/1925 8/4/2013 88 HOF
Bob   Livingstone 1948   Chicago Rockets (AAFC) 5/11/1922 8/1/2013 91  
Wilford   White 1951   Chicago Bears 9/26/1928 8/1/2013 84  
Harry   Smith 1940   Detroit Lions 8/26/1918 7/30/2013 94  
Bobby   Crespino 1961   Cleveland Browns 1/11/1938 7/29/2013 75  
James   W. Powers 1950   San Francisco 49ers 2/29/1928 7/27/2013 85  
Rick   Norton 1966   Miami Dolphins (AFL) 11/16/1943 7/25/2013 69  
Geno   Mazzanti 1950   Baltimore Colts 4/1/1929 7/24/2013 84  
Sonny   Gandee 1952   Detroit Lions 2/27/1929 7/21/2013 84  
Earl   Gros 1962   Green Bay Packers 8/29/1940 7/15/2013 72  
Ben   Pucci 1946   Buffalo Bisons (AAFC) 1/26/1925 7/8/2013 88  
Ted   Burgmeier 1978   Kansas City Chiefs 11/8/1955 7/7/2013 57  
Hamilton   ‘Nick’ Nichols 1947   Chicago Cardinals 10/18/1924 7/6/2013 88  
Billy   Cross 1951   Chicago Cardinals 5/3/1929 7/5/2013 84  
Ray   Coates 1948   New York Giants 5/8/1924 7/3/2013 89  
Ernie   Richardson 1974   Cleveland Browns 7/17/1950 7/1/2013 62  
Bob   Oliver 1969   Cleveland Browns 6/17/1947 6/28/2013 66  
Don   Brown 1960   Houston Oilers (AFL) 8/30/1937 6/25/2013 75  
Jim   Hudson 1965   New York Jets (AFL) 3/31/1943 6/25/2013 70  
Jim   Barton 1960   Dallas Texans (AFL) 6/12/1934 6/24/2013 79  
Dave   Jennings 1974   New York Giants 6/8/1952 6/19/2013 61  
Joe   Tereshinski 1947   Washington Redskins 12/7/1923 6/9/2013 89  
Tom   Brown 1942   Pittsburgh Steelers 5/22/2021 6/4/2013 92  
Will   Wynn 1973   Philadelphia Eagles 1/15/1949 6/4/2013 64  
Deacon   Jones 1961   Los Angeles Rams 12/9/1938 6/3/2013 74 HOF
Ron   Smith 1965   Chicago Bears 5/3/1943 6/2/2013 70  
Frank   Dempsey 1950   Chicago Bears 5/27/1925 6/1/2013 88  
Mike   LaHood 1969   Los Angeles Rams 12/11/1944 5/30/2013 68  
Bill   Austin 1949   New York Giants 10/18/1928 5/24/2013 84  
Pat   Shea 1962   San Diego Chargers (AFL) 6/28/1939 5/23/2013 73  
Dick   Evey 1964   Chicago Bears 2/12/1941 5/23/2013 72  
Dave   Costa 1963   Oakland Raiders (AFL) 10/27/1941 5/20/2013 71  
Harry   Schuh 1965   Oakland Raiders (AFL) 9/25/1942 5/20/2013 70  
Dave   McMillan 2005   Cleveland Browns 9/20/1981 5/18/2013 31  
Chuck   Muncie 1976   New Orleans Saints 3/17/1953 5/13/2013 60  
Toni   Linhart 1972   New Orleans Saints 7/24/1942 5/12/2013 70  
Jack   Butler 1951   Pittsburgh Steelers 11/12/1927 5/11/2013 85 HOF
John   Alderton 1953   Pittsburgh Steelers 9/5/1931 5/8/2013 81  
George   Sauer Jr. 1965   New York Jets (AFL) 11/10/1943 5/7/2013 69  
Fred   Julian 1960   New York Titans (AFL) 1/27/1938 5/4/2013 75  
Walt   Clay 1946   Chicago Rockets (AAFC) 1/8/1924 5/3/2013 89  
Curtis   Rouse 1982   Minnesota Vikings 7/13/1960 5/3/2013 52  
Walt   Dubzinski 1943   New York Giants 10/26/1919 4/27/2013 93  
Marion   Rushing 1959   Chicago Cardinals 9/3/1936 4/26/2013 76  
Sam   Williams 1959   Los Angeles Rams 3/9/1931 4/25/2013 82  
Dave   Kocourek 1960   Los Angeles Chargers (AFL) 8/20/1937 4/24/2013 75  
Bob   Heck 1949   Chicago Hornets (AAFC) 6/17/1925 4/17/2013 87  
Bob   Kahler 1942   Green Bay Packers 2/14/1917 4/16/2013 96  
Pat   Summerall 1952   Detroit Lions 5/10/1930 4/16/2013 82  
Bob   Yates 1961   Boston Patriots (AFL) 11/20/1938 4/16/2013 74  
Joe   Francis 1958   Green Bay Packers 4/21/1936 4/15/2013 76  
Carey   Henley 1962   Buffalo Bills (AFL) 9/24/1936 4/15/2013 76  
Errol   Mann 1968   Green Bay Packers 6/27/1941 4/11/2013 71  
Greg   McCrary 1975   Atlanta Falcons 3/24/1952 4/9/2013 61  
Dick   Duden 1949   New York Giants 11/29/1924 3/31/2013 88  
Dave   Leggett 1955   Chicago Cardinals 9/18/1933 3/26/2013 79  
Bert   Milling 1942   Philadelphia Eagles 11/4/1921 3/25/2013 91  
John   ‘Jack’ Wiley 1946   Pittsburgh Steelers 4/18/1920 3/25/2013 92  
Harlon   Hill 1954   Chicago Bears 5/4/1932 3/22/2013 80  
George   Saimes 1963   Buffalo Bills (AFL) 9/1/1941 3/8/2013 71  
Jeff   Durkota 1948   Los Angeles Dons (AAFC) 12/20/1923 3/5/2013 89  
Tom   Pennington 1962   Dallas Texans (AFL) 11/26/1939 3/4/2013 73  
Roy   Stuart 1942   Cleveland Rams 7/25/1920 2/27/2013 92  
Claudis   James 1967   Green Bay Packers 11/7/1943 2/25/2013 69  
Bob   Hecker 1952   Los Angeles Rams 7/29/1925 2/24/2013 87  
Richard   J. ‘Dick’ Yelvington 1952   New York Giants 7/27/1928 2/24/2013 84  
Jim   Canady 1948   Chicago Bears 1/14/1926 2/19/2013 87  
Tony   Lorick 1964   Baltimore Colts 5/25/1941 2/17/2013 71  
Kenneth   R. ‘Ken’ Clark 1990   Indianapolis Colts 6/11/1966 2/16/2013 46  
Walter   ‘Walt’ Easley 1981   San Francisco 49ers 9/8/1957 2/14/2013 55  
Glynn   Gregory 1961   Dallas Cowboys 7/6/1939 2/14/2013 73  
John   Holt 1981   Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5/14/1959 2/13/2013 53  
Walter   ‘Walt’ Sweeney 1963   San Diego Chargers (AFL) 4/18/1941 2/2/2013 71  
Brian   D. Sisley 1987   New York Giants 1/18/1964 1/31/2013 49  
Val   Joe Walker 1953   Green Bay Packers 1/7/1930 1/23/2013 83  
George   Brown 1949   New York Yankees (AAFC) 9/23/1923 1/21/2013 89  
William   C. ‘Bill’ Albright 1951   New York Giants 4/4/1929 1/17/2013 83  
Jeff   Lewis 1996   Denver Broncos 4/17/1973 1/5/2013 39  
Jimmy   Lesane 1952   Chicago Bears 3/8/1930 1/4/2013 82  
Bryan   Stoltenberg 1996   San Diego Chargers 8/25/1972 1/4/2013 40  
Angelo   A. Coia 1960   Chicago Bears 4/21/1938 1/2/2013 74  
Jack   J. Davis 1960   Boston Patriots (AFL) 3/12/1932 1/1/2013 80  
Valentino   ‘Tino’ Sabuco 1949   San Francisco 49ers (AAFC) 12/20/1926 1/1/2013 86  
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About Jeff Nixon

Jeff was a first team consensus All-American from the University of Richmond in 1978. He is 7th in NCAA history with 23 career interceptions. Played for the Buffalo Bills 1979-1984. Led the team with 6 interceptions in Rookie Year. Holds Bills record for 4 takeaways in a single game - 3 interceptions and a fumble recovery. Tied Bills record with four consecutive games with an interception. After 5 knee surgeries Jeff retired from pro football in 1985. He worked for 13 years (1988-2000) as the Youth Bureau Director for Buffalo and Erie County. He has worked for the past 11 years as the Youth Employment Director for Buffalo. Plays guitar and was voted best R&B guitar player by Buffalo Nightlife Magazine in 2006, 2007 and 2008.

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