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Star linebacker Huff dies

Sam Huff, a feared linebacker who personified the rugged and sometimes violent world of American pro football, died on Saturday in a Virginia hospital. He was 87. Huff’s daughter, Catherine, told The New York Times that the National Football League Hall of Famer learned in 2013 that he had dementia. Huff’s career lasted 13 seasons, playing for the New York Giants from 1956-63. He then joined the Washington NFL team in 1964 before finishing up with them in 1969. “We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Pro Football Hall of Famer Sam Huff,” Washington team owners Dan and Tanya Snyder said in a news release. “He was an iconic player and broadcaster for the franchise for over 40 years.” Huff won six NFL titles with the Giants and was selected to the Pro Bowl five times. In 168 NFL games, he had 30 career interceptions, along with 17 fumble recoveries and two touchdowns.


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