Bronko Nagurski Jr.

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Bronko Nagurski Jr.
Born:(1937-12-25)December 25, 1937
International Falls, Minnesota
Died:March 7, 2011(2011-03-07) (aged 73)
International Falls, Minnesota
Career information
CFL status American
Position(s) OT
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight259 lb (117 kg)
College Notre Dame
NFL draft 1959 / Round: 10 / Pick: 114
Drafted by San Francisco 49ers
Career history
As player
19591966 Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 1962, 1965
CFL East All-Star 1962, 1964, 1965

Bronko Nagurski Jr. (December 25, 1937 March 7, 2011) was an American offensive tackle in the Canadian Football League. He was son of the famed National Football League player Bronko Nagurski.

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Professional career

After playing college football at Notre Dame, Nagurski was drafted by the NFL's San Francisco 49ers in the 1959 NFL Draft, in the 10th round, 114th overall. However, he chose to play in Canada. Starting his eight-year career in the 1959 CFL season with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Nagurski would be a two-time all-star and played in six Grey Cup games, winning two championships.

After football

Later he worked for 35 years in human resources in the paper industry. In 2006, the 68-year-old Nagurski was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. He died on March 7, 2011, at the age of 73.


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