|Born:||May 10, 1940|
Fort Dodge, Iowa
|Died:||April 6, 2016 75) (aged|
Fort Dodge, Iowa
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||225 lb (102 kg)|
|NFL draft||1962 / Round: 7 / Pick: 87|
|Drafted by||Los Angeles Rams|
|1962 – 1968||Winnipeg Blue Bombers|
|Career highlights and awards|
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