|Born:||June 14, 1937|
Newark, New Jersey
|Died:||October 11, 2013 76) (aged|
Brick Township, New Jersey
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||226 lb (103 kg)|
|NFL draft||1959 / Round: 6 / Pick: 68|
|Drafted by||Chicago Bears|
|1959||Winnipeg Blue Bombers|
|Career highlights and awards|
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