|Born:||November 4, 1942|
Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
|Died:||September 7, 2002 59)(aged|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||230 lb (100 kg)|
|1966||Toronto Argonauts (CFL)|
|1967||Buffalo Bills (AFL)|
|1967||Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL)|
|Career highlights and awards|
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