2023 Obituaries

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Ove Johansson, former kicker with the Philadelphia Eagles died on September 30th, at the age of 75:


https://acusports.com/news/2023/10/5/fo ... nsson.aspx


https://www.pro-football-reference.com/ ... haOv20.htm
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Gary Najman wrote: Thu Oct 05, 2023 1:02 pm George Reed, Canadian football Hall of Fame RB for the Saskatchewan Roughriders from 1963-1975, died on October 1. He was 83 years old.

https://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/cfl/ ... -1.6984212

https://cfhof.ca/members/george-reed/
On August 20, 1973 George Reed became professional football's all-time leading rusher as the Saskatchewan Roughriders beat Ottawa 18-12. His 3 yard gain with 18 seconds remaining gave him 12,313 career rushing yards, one more than NFL legend Jim Brown. Reed finished with 81 yards on the ground and scored the game's only touchdowns, including the game winner with less than 9 minutes remaining.
https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=1 ... %2C1382694

Neither Reed nor the 21,032 fans in attendance were immediately aware that Brown's record had been broken. After statisticians confirmed Reed's totals, an announcement was made over the public address system as players were filing off the field and fans were heading for the exits. The game was televised nationally on the full CBC network.
https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=9 ... 52%2C58380

George Reed's all-time rushing record would stand until December 15, 1986 when it was broken by the NFL's Walter Payton. 

AUG. 13, 1973 S.I. feature story:
https://vault.si.com/vault/1973/08/13/r ... ecord-pace

90 seconds of film highlights from George Reed Day, October 7, 1973:
https://youtu.be/1sW5iZ4Q9F0?si=jjJK0PqLOaNp5oDo

George Reed - A Celebration of Life October 6, 2023:
https://www.youtube.com/live/KI2ZY7KesV ... BRFTAG7shU
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Walt Garrison, former running back with the Dallas Cowboys death was announced on October 11th, at the age of 79:

https://pokesreport.com/s/4913/oklahoma ... asses-away


https://www.pro-football-reference.com/ ... rrWa00.htm
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RIP Walt Garrison

A big fan of his hard running style. A true complimentary back that every great team needs. He played well in both SB games. Just a pinch between yer cheek and gums ...
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Ron East on 9-30-2023 at 80 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_East
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Dick Bielski, former offensive end and fullback with the Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys and Baltimore Colts died on October 15th, at the age of 91:


https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/ ... =205514040


https://www.pro-football-reference.com/ ... elDi00.htm
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Brian wolf wrote: Thu Oct 12, 2023 4:23 pm RIP Walt Garrison

A big fan of his hard running style. A true complimentary back that every great team needs. He played well in both SB games. Just a pinch between yer cheek and gums ...
After Super Bowl VI, Walt Garrison walked up to Jim Brown, who was there "advising" Duane Thomas. Garrison said, "Mr. Brown, I've always wanted to meet you." Brown answered, "Walt, you were great."
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Tom Rychlec, former offensive end with the Detroit Lions and Buffalo Bills died on October 17th, at the age of 89:


https://www.myrecordjournal.com/Sports/ ... -away.html


https://www.pro-football-reference.com/ ... chTo00.htm
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Godfrey Zaunbrecher, former center with the Minnesota Vikings died on September 19th, at the age of 75:


https://thewestsideexpress.com/2023/09/ ... unbrecher/


https://www.pro-football-reference.com/ ... unGo20.htm
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Harry Wilson, former running back with the Philadelphia Eagles died on October 14th, at the age of 79:


https://www.weirtondailytimes.com/obitu ... ry-wilson/


https://www.pro-football-reference.com/ ... lsHa00.htm
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