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|Born:||October 13, 1951|
Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.
|Died:||June 24, 2018 66) (aged|
Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg)|
|NFL draft||1974 / Round: 6 / Pick: 131|
|Drafted by||Kansas City Chiefs|
|1974–1979||Winnipeg Blue Bombers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|CFL All-Star||1976, 1977|
|CFL West All-Star||1976, 1977|
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