George Daney

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George Daney
No. 60
Position: Guard
Personal information
Born:(1946-09-02)September 2, 1946
Washington, Pennsylvania
Died:February 15, 1990(1990-02-15) (aged 43)
Raytown, Missouri
Career information
College: UTEP
NFL Draft: 1968  / Round: 1 / Pick: 22
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:97
Fumble recoveries:2
Touchdowns:1
Player stats at NFL.com

George Anthony Daney (September 2, 1946 February 15, 1990) was an American football guard. He played college football at the University of Texas at El Paso. He was drafted in the first round of the joint 1968 AFL/NFL draft by the Kansas City Chiefs.

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College career

Daney committed to Texas Western College of the University of Texas (Texas Western) out of high school. His sophomore year he helped lead the Miners to a Sun Bowl victory over cross-state team TCU. [1] His senior the school changed its name to its current name, the University of Texas at El Paso, frequently shortened to UTEP. That season, he helped lead the Miners to another Sun Bowl victory over Ole Miss. [2]

Professional career

He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs with the 22nd overall pick in the first round of the joint 1968 AFL/NFL draft. He won Super Bowl IV in 1970. He spent his entire seven year career with the Chiefs playing for Hall of Fame coach Hank Stram every season of his career.

Post football career

Following his retirement from football, Daney worked in advertising. [3]

Death

He died from carbon monoxide poisoning on February 15, 1990. His wife found him dead in their garage. He had been working on his car. [3]

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References

  1. "1965 Sun Bowl Recap". SunBowl.org.
  2. "1967 Sun Bowl Recap". SunBowl.org.
  3. 1 2 "ON THE SIDELINES : Past Chiefs Guard Found Dead". LaTimes.com.