|Born:||May 8, 1932|
|Died:||July 29, 1996 64)(aged|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||225 lb (102 kg)|
|NFL draft||1954 / Round: 14 / Pick: 164|
|Drafted by||Washington Redskins|
|1963||Edmonton Eskimos (OL Coach)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Awards||CFL's Most Outstanding Lineman Award (1959)|
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