AFL In Memoriam 2013

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I reserve a late post each year for us all to remember those AFL personalities who passed away in the past year.  Sadly, we lost many great athletes and men in 2013.  Please take a moment to remember the following men, and if you have a story about one-or-more of them, please share it in the comments section below.

January 1 – Jack Davis – Guard – Boston Patriots – 1960

February 2 – Walt Sweeney – Guard – San Diego Chargers, Washington Redskins – 1963-1975

March 8 – George Saimes – Safety – Buffalo Bills, Denver Broncos – 1963-1972

April 15 – Carey Henley – Halfback – Buffalo Bills – 1962

April 16 – Bob Yates – Tackle, Guard, Center – Boston Patriots – 1960-1965

April 24 – Larry Felser – Buffalo News Sports Columnist & AFL Supporter

April 25 – Dave Kocourek – Tight End – Los Angeles/San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins, Oakland Raiders – 1960-1968

April 26 – Marion Rushing – Linebacker – Houston Oilers – 1968

May 4 – Fred Julian – Defensive Back – New York Titans – 1960-1961

May 7 – George Sauer – Wide Receiver – New York Jets – 1965-1970

May 20 – Dave Costa – Defensive Tackle – Oakland Raiders, Buffalo Bills, Denver Broncos, San Diego Chargers – 1963-1974

May 20 – Harry Schuh – Tackle – Oakland Raiders, Los Angeles Rams, Green Bay Packers – 1965-1974

May 22 – Pat Shea – Guard – San Diego Chargers – 1962-1965

June 24 – Jim Barton – Center – Dallas Texans, Denver Broncos – 1960-1962

June 25 – Don Brown – Halfback – Houston Oilers – 1960

June 25 – Jim Hudson – Safety – New York Jets – 1965-1970

July 25 – Rick Norton – Quarterback – Miami Dolphins, Green Bay Packers – 1966-1970

August 9 – Hezekiah Braxton – Running Back – San Diego Chargers – 1962

September 5 – Willie Frazier – Tight End – Houston Oilers, San Diego Chargers, Kansas City Chiefs – 1964-1972, 1975

September 12 – Frank Tripucka – Quarterback – Denver Broncos – 1960-1963

September 13 – Rick Casares – Running Back – Chicago Bears, Washington Redskins, Miami Dolphins – 1955-1966

October 11 – Fred Cole – Guard – Los Angeles Chargers – 1960

October 21 – Bud Adams – Houston Oilers Owner

Todd Tobias (790 Posts)

Todd Tobias's interest in the American Football League began in 1998, when he wrote my master's thesis about Sid Gillman. He created this site to educate and entertain football fans with the stories of the American Football League, 1960-1969. You can follow Todd and get more AFL history on Twitter @TalesfromtheAFL.



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3 Responses to AFL In Memoriam 2013

  1. Erik says:

    A few on this list I did not realize had passed this year such as Sauer and Saimes.

  2. JimAx says:

    Thomas “Durwood” Pennington, who kicked briefly for the Texans in 1962, died March 4. Link to his obit is shown below.
    http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/gainesvilletimes/obituary.aspx?pid=163480908

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