A look back at some of the notable figures from the world of sports who died this year:
Jan. 3 at age 64. Infielder for the Athletics, Brewers, and Angels from 1977-85.
Jan. 4 at age 87. College Football Hall of Fame coach who went 179-119-5 at Yale from 1965-96, winning or sharing 10 Ivy League titles.
Jan. 5 at age 81. NHL referee who worked more than 1,000 games over 21 seasons.
Horace Ashenfelter III
Jan. 6 at age 94. USA Track and Field Hall of Famer who won gold in the steeplechase at the 1952 Olympics.
Jan. 9 at age 75. Infielder/outfielder whose 17-year major league career was spent mostly with Montreal and ended with the Red Sox in 1978.
Jan. 12 at age 89. Broadcasting giant who called a multitude of events for ABC Sports, including baseball and the Olympics, but was most renowned for his college football work.
Jan. 13 at age 87. Hall of Fame umpire who worked 30 years in the National League (1962-92).
Jan. 14 at age 86. First driver to record victories in three major circuits: Formula One, IndyCar, and NASCAR.
Jan. 15 at age 78. St. Louis Blues owner from 1986-91.
Jo Jo White
Jan. 16 at age 71. Hall of Fame guard who played on two Celtics championship teams (1974, 1976), made seven NBA All-Star teams, and won a gold medal with the US Olympic team in 1968.
Jan. 16 at age 21. Washington State quarterback.
Jan. 18 at age 102. Silver medalist in gymnastics in the 1928 Summer Games who at the time of her death was the oldest surviving Olympic medalist.
Jan. 19 at age 91. Longtime hockey writer for the Montreal Gazette.
Jan. 21 at age 53. General manager of the US Olympic hockey team who also played for the team in the 1988 and 1992 Games and won an NCAA championship with Wisconsin.
Chameka ScottJan. 21 at age 33. Guard on Baylor’s 2005 NCAA women’s basketball champions.
Jan. 24 at age 93. Prolific outdoor filmmaker who specialized in cinematic homages to skiing.
Jan. 27 at age 69. 1977 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year (finishing 10th) and brother of IndyCar driver Tom Sneva.
Kevin TowersJan. 30 at age 56. General manager of the Padres (1995-2009) and Diamondbacks (2010-14) whose San Diego team won the National League pennant in 1998.
Oscar GambleJan. 31 at age 68. Outfielder/DH for seven teams, notably the Yankees and Indians, who was renowned for his spectacular 1970s Afro hairstyle.
Jan. 31 at age 38. Guard/forward for eight teams in a 13-year NBA career.
Feb. 1 at age 97. Sprinter who at the time of his death was the oldest living American Olympic gold medalist (1,600-meter relay, 1948 London Games).
Edwin JacksonFeb. 4 at age 26. Indianapolis Colts linebacker.
Wally MoonFeb. 9 at age 87. Outfielder who was NL Rookie of the Year for the Cardinals in 1954, played on three champion Dodger teams, and whose homers at the LA Coliseum were called “Moon shots.”
Tito FranconaFeb. 13 at age 84. All-Star outfielder for the Indians in 1961 who played for eight other teams in a 15-year career and was the father of former Red Sox manager Terry Francona.
Feb. 14 at age 84. Founding co-owner of the Dallas Mavericks.
Tom BrewerFeb. 15 at age 86. Red Sox righthander who went 91-82 in eight seasons (1954-61), making the All-Star team in 1956, when he was 19-9.
Feb. 16 at age 51. Hard-nosed defenseman for six teams, notably the Flyers and Nordiques, in a 10-year NHL career (1986-97).
Jack HamiltonFeb. 22 at age 79. Angels pitcher whose fateful fastball to the left temple of Tony Conigliaro in August 1967 shortened the career of the budding Red Sox star.
March 1 at age 88. Receiver/defensive back on the Detroit Lions NFL championship teams in 1953 and 1957.
Sammy StewartMarch 2 at age 63. Righthander whose nine-year career included a World Series title with Baltimore in 1983 and an AL pennant with the Red Sox in 1986.
Roger BannisterMarch 3 at age 88. British runner who in 1954 became the first person to run a mile in less than four minutes (3:59.4), one of the signature athletic achievements of the 20th century.
Ronnie FranklinMarch 8 at age 58. Jockey who rode 1,402 winners, including Spectacular Bid in the 1979 Kentucky Derby and Preakness.
March 9 at age 47. Tight end for the Bears and Cardinals (1993-2000).
March 11 at age 64. Right winger, mostly for the Atlanta Flames, who scored at least 20 goals six times in a nine-year NHL career.
Ken FlachMarch 12 at age 54. Winner of four Grand Slam tennis titles in men’s doubles and two in mixed doubles.
Tom BensonMarch 15 at age 90. Owner of the New Orleans Saints (1985-2018) whose team won Super Bowl XLIV, and also owner of the New Orleans Pelicans (2012-18).
Ed CharlesMarch 15 at age 84. Third baseman on the 1969 World Series champion “Miracle Mets.”
Augie GarridoMarch 15 at age 79. University of Texas baseball coach who holds the NCAA record for coaching wins (1,975) and captured five College World Series titles (three with Cal State Fullerton).
Larry KwongMarch 15 at age 94. The first person of Asian heritage to appear in an NHL game, playing a shift for the Rangers in 1948.
March 17 at age 67. Left wing for four teams (Penguins, Rangers, Blues, Capitals) during a 10-year NHL career.
March 19 at age 79. Longtime figure in local amateur track — as a scholastic and collegiate athlete, as well as coach, official, and reporter.
March 21 at age 84. Two-way end for Ohio State in the 1950s who was the school’s first black football captain.
Dick WilmarthMarch 21 at age 75. Alaskan miner who won the first Iditarod Sled Dog Race in 1973.
Wayne HuizengaMarch 22 at age 80. Founding owner of baseball’s Florida Marlins and the NHL’s Florida Panthers, and also Miami Dolphins owner from 1994-2008.
March 22 at age 89. Left wing on the Canadiens’ Stanley Cup champions in 1953 who made his mark as an AHL star, scoring 468 goals and compiling 892 points in that league.
March 25 at age 90. Auburn track coach for 28 years (1963-91) who also coached the 1992 US Olympic men’s team, which won eight gold medals.
March 26 at age 71. Red Sox catcher in the late 1960s who remains the youngest player in franchise history to hit a home run (18).
March 28 at age 65. Backup quarterback for the Raiders and Colts (1975-84).
Daryl ThomasMarch 28 at age 52. Starting forward on Indiana’s 1987 NCAA men’s basketball champions who passed the ball to Keith Smart for the decisive basket in the title game.
Rusty StaubMarch 29 at age 73. All-Star outfielder who in a 23-year career led the Mets to the 1973 NL pennant and became the only player to amass 500 hits with four teams.
April 1 at age 85. Ski racing pioneer who helped launch the World Cup circuit more than 50 years ago, and a noted TV commentator for the sport.
April 2 at age 75. Jets wide receiver/defensive back who played on their 1968 Super Bowl champions and also spent two years with the Patriots.
April 5 at age 79. Mainstay Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman for 14 seasons (1961-74) who played in three Super Bowls.
April 5 at age 60. Englishman who won five world darts titles from 1980-86 and is widely considered the sport’s first superstar.
April 14 at age 72. Running back on the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl champion team of 1969.
April 14 at age 81. Basketball Hall of Fame guard who made 10 All-Star teams and is the Philadelphia 76ers franchise leader in points, field goals, and games played.
April 15 at age 91. Three-sport coach at Swampscott High School (football, basketball, baseball) from 1954-73, and the father of WCVB sports anchor Mike Lynch.
April 16 at age 91. Basketball coach who led Duke to three Final Fours in the 1960s and went 213-67 in 10 seasons.
Bruno SammartinoApril 18 at age 82. One of pro wrestling’s biggest box office draws and its longest-reigning champion in the 1960s and ’70.
Gil SantosApril 19 at age 80. A New England broadcast icon, he was the play-by-play voice of the Patriots for 36 seasons, called Celtics and Boston College football games, and was a WBZ radio sports anchor for 38 years.
Earle BruceApril 20 at age 87. Woody Hayes’s successor as Ohio State football coach, he went 81-26-1 from 1979-87 and is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.
April 21 at age 61. All-American defensive tackle for North Carolina who played 11 seasons in the NFL for four teams.
Dave NelsonApril 22 at age 73. Speedy All-Star infielder for the Rangers who also played for the Indians, Senators, and Royals in a 10-year career.
April 22 at age 95. Co-owner of the Seattle Seahawks from 1988-97 and the Oakland Athletics from 1995-2005.
Sachio KinugasaApril 23 at age 71. Japanese baseball’s Iron Man, who played in 2,215 consecutive games, a global record until it was surpassed by Cal Ripken in 1996.
April 23 at age 63. Tight end on two Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl champion teams of the 1970s.
April 28 at age 83. NASCAR’s 1966 Rookie of the Year who won twice on the circuit and finished second in points twice.
May 1 at age 76. Backup quarterback on the Packers’ 1965 NFL champions who had a stellar career at Nebraska.
May 2 at age 74. National Lacrosse Hall of Famer who coached 29 years at Maryland, Army, and the University of Baltimore.
May 3 at age 83. General manager of the New York Islanders during their run of four straight Stanley Cup titles from 1980-83.
Clare Droesch May 11 at age 36. Boston College basketball guard who played on four teams that made the NCAA Tournament from 2002-05.
Chuck KnoxMay 12 at age 86. Three-time NFL Coach of the Year who led the Rams to three straight NFC Championship games (1974-76) and also coached the Bills and Seahawks.
Doug FordMay 14 at age 95. Winner of 19 PGA events, including the 1955 PGA Championship and the 1957 Masters, and a World Golf Hall of Famer.
May 14 at age 79. Infielder (1965-70) and manager (1972-75) for the Minnesota Twins.
Andy JohnsonMay 16 at age 65. Durable and versatile Patriots running back from 1974-82.
Vito CapizzoMay 17 at age 79. Nantucket football coach for 45 years whose teams reached nine Super Bowls, winning three.
Billy CannonMay 18 at age 80. Heisman Trophy-winning running back who led LSU to the national championship in 1958 and then played on two AFL champion Houston Oiler teams.
Carol MannMay 20 at age 77. World Golf Hall of Famer who won 38 LPGA tournaments, including two majors, and was one of the tour’s great ambassadors.
May 22 at age 97. Manager of the California Angels (1977-78) and Cleveland Indians (1979-82).
May 23 at age 86. The third man to break the four-minute barrier in the mile, running 3:59.0 in May 1995.
May 28 at age 70. New Zealand distance-running great who the silver medal in the 5,000 meters at the 1976 Olympics.
May 29 at age 52. Center who played eight games for the Bruins in 1988.
Bruce KisonJune 2 at age 68. Pitcher who helped the Pirates win World Series in 1971 and ’79, going 5-1 with a 1.98 ERA in the playoffs, and who finished his career with the Red Sox in 1985.
June 4 at age 61. 49ers receiver who played on two Super Bowl winners and is immortalized for his last-minute TD grab to beat Dallas in the 1981 NFC Championship, known simply as The Catch.
C.M. NewtonJune 4 at age 88. Basketball Hall of Famer whose career as a player, coach, and administrator spanned 50 years, most notably at Alabama, Kentucky, and Vanderbilt.
June 4 at age 70. Righthander who won 16 games for the Yankees in 1972, part of a six-year major league career.
Red SchoendienstJune 6 at age 95. Hall of Fame second baseman for the Cardinals who also managed the team to more than 1,000 wins (1965-76) and beat the Red Sox in the 1967 World Series.
June 9 at age 80. Right winger on the Bruins’ Stanley Cup teams of 1970 and 1972 who was a fan favorite both for his goal-scoring touch and on-ice feistiness.
Maria BuenoJune 8 at age 78. Brazilian tennis great who won three Wimbledons, four US Opens, and 12 other Grand Slam doubles titles.
June 12 at age 66. All-Pro tackle on two Super Bowl champions with the San Francisco 49ers.
Anne DonovanJune 13 at age 56. Basketball Hall of Famer who won a national championship as a center at Old Dominion in 1980 and three Olympic gold medals (two as a player, one as a coach).
Jordan McNairJune 13 at age 19. Redshirt freshman lineman for Maryland who collapsed because of heatstroke during an offseason team workout.
June 13 at age 85. Last American male to win Olympic gold in weightlifting, which he did at the 1956 and 1960 Games in the bantamweight division.
Sonia ScurfieldJune 14 at age 89. Former owner of the Calgary Flames and the only Canadian woman to have her name engraved on the Stanley Cup (1989).
Billy ConnorsJune 16 at age 76. Pitching coach for three separate stints with the Yankees between 1989 and 2000.
Dutch RennertJune 17 at age 88. National League umpire from 1973-92 known for his distinctive animated strike calls.
June 18 at age 91. The last living member of the US soccer team that upset England at the 1950 World Cup, and the father of NFL placekickers Matt and Chris Bahr.
Hubert GreenJune 19 at age 71. Hall of Fame golfer who won 19 times on the PGA Tour, including the 1977 US Open and the 1985 PGA Championship.
Peter ThomsonJune 20 at age 88. Australian golfing great who won five British Opens, including three in a row from 1954-56.
June 26 at age 80. Five-time winner on the PGA Tour who became one of golf’s top instructors.
July 6 at age 45. Center for the Warriors, Raptors, and Timberwolves in a four-year NBA career.
Frank RamseyJuly 8 at age 86. Basketball Hall of Fame guard and the league’s original “Sixth Man” who was a key part of seven Celtics championship teams in the 1950s and ’60s.
July 9 at 81. Infielder who played 10 seasons for the White Sox and was on their 1959 American League champion team.
July 11 at age 83. Detroit Lions coach (1985-88).
July 12 at age 77. All-American center/forward who helped Wake Forest reach the Final Four in 1962 and was an NBA All-Star with the Knicks in 1963-64.
Tom StephensJuly 12 at age 82. An original Boston Patriot who played five seasons as a tight end and defensive back.
July 15 at age 35. Backup goaltender for the 2013 Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks who also backstopped the Senators to the 2007 Finals.
July 15 at age 34. Star defensive end on Ohio State’s 2002 national champions.
Gabe RiveraJuly 16 at age 57. Dominating Texas Tech defensive lineman known as “Senor Sack” who was paralyzed in a car accident as a Pittsburgh Steelers rookie in 1983.
July 16 at age 80. Hall of Fame jockey who won 2,367 races, including the 1964 Belmont Stakes aboard Quadrangle, spoiling Northern Dancer’s Triple Crown bid.
Mark HayesJuly 16 at age 69. Winner of three PGA Tour titles, including the 1977 Players Championship, and the first player to shoot a 63 in the British Open.
Tony SparanoJuly 22 at age 56. Head coach of the Miami Dolphins (2008-11) and Oakland Raiders (2014) who also worked as an assistant coach for six other NFL teams.
July 22 at age 65. Head coach who built the Penn State women’s basketball program into a powerhouse over a 27-year tenure.
Vaughn EshelmanJuly 24 at age 49. Lefthander who went 15-9 for the Red Sox from 1995-97.
Tony CloningerJuly 24 at age 77. Pitcher for three teams in a 12-year career who clouted two grand slams for the Braves in a 1966 game — the only hurler ever to do so.
July 26 at age 76. Tailback on Southern Cal’s 1962 national champion football team.
July 26 at age 84. All-Pro receiver who was an original Dallas Cowboy and the team’s first big-play threat.
Clark BoothJuly 27 at age 79. Erudite sportscaster and essayist who covered the Boston scene since 1962.
Bruce LietzkeJuly 28 at age 67. Winner of 13 events on the PGA Tour and seven on the Senior Tour.
Aug. 5 at age 51. General manager of the Cleveland Browns (2010-12) and Philadelphia Eagles (2006-09).
Stan MikitaAug. 7 at age 78. Hockey Hall of Famer and Blackhawks icon who won two Hart Trophies as NHL MVP, four Art Ross Trophies as scoring leader, and the Stanley Cup in 1961.
Aug. 8 at age 36. Australian golfer who won twice on the Nationwide Tour and had battled cancer since his teens.
John KennedyAug. 9 at age 77. Versatile infielder known as “Super Sub” whose 12-year major league career included 4½ seasons with the Red Sox and a World Series title with the 1965 Dodgers.
Aug. 16 at age 49. Soviet gymnast who won the women’s all-around gold medal at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.
Aug. 17 at age 89. General manager of the Spurs (1976-94) and Hornets (1995-2004) who also coached 10 years in the ABA and NBA and was a two-time NBA Executive of the Year.
Aug. 17 at age 73. Pro Bowl linebacker for the Detroit Lions (1967-78).
Doc EdwardsAug. 20 at age 81. Cleveland Indians manager (1987-89) who also was a catcher for four teams in the 1960s.
George AndrieAug. 21 at age 78. Five-time Pro Bowl defensive end on the Dallas Cowboys’ “Doomsday Defense” of the late ’60s and early ’70s.
Aug. 21 at age 87. Lefthander whose eight-year major league career included one season (1957) with the Red Sox.
Ab McDonaldSept. 4 at age 82. Left wing whose 16-year pro hockey career included two Stanley Cup titles with Montreal (1958, ’59), one with Chicago (1961), and one season with the Bruins (1964-65).
Diane LeatherSept. 6 at age 85. First woman to run a mile in less than five minutes, when she clocked 4:59.6 on May 29, 1954.
Richard DeVosSept. 6 at age 92. Orlando Magic owner since 1991.
Jim HoustonSept. 11 at age 80. Four-time Pro Bowl linebacker for the Browns who played on their 1964 NFL champions as well as Ohio State’s 1957 national champions.
Sept. 12 at age 85. Pitcher who won 105 games in a 13-year career (1954-67), mostly with the Orioles and Giants.
Sept. 15 at age 81. Co-owner of the Calgary Flames since 2003.
Lee StangeSept. 21 at age 81. Pitcher on the 1967 Impossible Dream Red Sox who led the staff with a 2.77 ERA.Tommy McDonaldSept. 24 at age 84. Hall of Fame receiver who played 12 years in the NFL and starred on the Eagles’ 1960 championship team.
Sept. 25 at age 68. Guard/tight end who became the first African-American to earn a varsity football letter at the University of Texas.
Jack McKinneySept. 25 at age 83. NBA Coach of the Year with the Indiana Pacers in 1980-81.
Sept. 26 at age 57. Philadelphia Eagles safety (1983-93).
Art WilliamsSept. 27 at age 78. Speedy guard on the 1974 NBA champion Celtics known as “Hambone.”
Sept. 29 at age 58. Left wing for the Los Angeles Kings and Toronto Maple Leafs (1980-88).
C.J. FullerOct. 3 at age 22. Running back on Clemson’s 2016 national championship team.
Dave AndersonOct. 4 at age 89. Pulitzer Prize-winning sports columnist who wrote for the New York Times from 1966-2007.
Oct. 4 at age 80. A three-time Olympic speedskater and the first American woman to win a medal in the sport (bronze, 1960).
Oct. 4 at age 31. Defensive back on three Rose Bowl-winning teams for Southern Cal.
Oct. 6 at age 90. All-American center on Holy Cross’s 1947 NCAA basketball champion team who also played for the early Celtics in the BAA.
John GagliardiOct. 7 at age 91. The NCAA career leader in football games coached (638) and won (489), he was at Division 3 St. John’s (Minnesota) for 60 years.
Oct. 8 at age 91. Pro Bowl halfback who was the first African-American player drafted in the NFL (Bears, 1949) but signed first with the AAFC.
Alex SpanosOct. 9 at age 95. San Diego Chargers owner from 1984 until 1993, when he turned over operations to his son.
Tex WinterOct. 10 at age 96. Basketball Hall of Famer who pioneered the “Triangle Offense” and was an assistant coach on nine NBA champion teams under Phil Jackson.
Oct. 13 at age 83. Bruising Hall of Fame fullback on the great Packers teams of the 1960s who was NFL MVP in 1962 and a key figure in four Green Bay championships.
John MartinOct. 14 at age 51. Popular NESN cameraman who fought an inspirational battle against ALS for two years.
Oct. 15 at age 65. Owner of the Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trail Blazers who made his fortune as the co-founder of Microsoft.
Oct. 15 at age 80. Football coach for 25 years at Eastern Illinois who sent quarterbacks Tony Romo and Jimmy Garoppolo to the NFL.
Dick ModzelewskiOct. 19 at age 87. Star defensive tackle who played in eight NFL title games with the Giants and Browns during the 1950s and ’60s, and won the Outland Trophy while at Maryland.
Charles WangOct. 21 at age 74. New York Islanders owner from 2000-16.
Rod RustOct. 23 at age 90. Defensive coordinator on the Patriots’ 1985 Super Bowl team and head coach for one season, 1990, when the team went 1-15.
John ZieglerOct. 25 at age 84. NHL president from 1977-92 who oversaw the merger with the WHA and was eventually ousted following labor unrest.
Oct. 25 at age 85. Pro Bowl defensive back who played with the Cardinals, Giants, and Rams from 1955-64 and led the NFL with 11 interceptions in 1956.
Oct. 28 at age 87. Legendary Brockton High football coach whose teams won nine Super Bowls and who had a career record of 316-101-2.
Bill FischerOct. 30 at age 88. Red Sox pitching coach from 1985-91 who was a mentor to Roger Clemens and also hurled for five teams in a nine-year career (1956-64).
Jack PateraOct. 31 at age 85. First coach of the Seattle Seahawks (1976-82) and the NFL’s Coach of the Year in 1978.
Willie McCoveyOct. 31 at age 80. Fearsome Giants slugger who was Rookie of the Year in 1959, NL MVP in 1969, and led the league in homers three times on his way to the Hall of Fame.
Paul ZimmermanNov. 1 at age 86. Longtime Sports Illustrated NFL writer known as “Dr. Z” for his analytical approach.
Nov. 4 at age 38. Jacksonville Jaguars guard (2003-10).
Bill BrownNov. 4 at age 80. Pro Bowl fullback who played on three Minnesota Vikings Super Bowl teams.
Bob Naegele Jr.
Nov. 7 at age 78. Founding owner of the NHL’s Minnesota Wild.
Nov. 7 at age 83. Star tailback for Michigan State in the 1950s.
Wally TriplettNov. 8 at age 92. Detroit Lions running back who in 1949 became the first African-American to both be drafted by and play for an NFL team.
Nov. 9 at age 57. Righthander who went 38-48 with the Dodgers and Phillies from 1984-90.
Ron JohnsonNov. 10 at age 71. The first New York Giants back to rush for 1,000 yards in a season (1970), he also had a 347-yard game for Michigan in 1968.
David PearsonNov. 12 at age 83. One of NASCAR’s first superstars, he was a three-time circuit champion and is second to Richard Petty on the career wins list with 105.
Dan MaloneyNov. 19 at age 68. Hard-punching left winger who played for four NHL teams from 1970-82 and once was charged with assault (but acquitted) for a brutal beating of an opponent in 1976.
Willie NaullsNov. 22 at age 84. All-Star forward for the Knicks in the 1960s who also played on three Celtics championship teams (1964-66).
Nov. 23 at age 62. Referee who worked more than 1,000 NHL games and was one of the last who didn’t wear a helmet.
Bob McNairNov. 23 at age 81. Founding owner of the Houston Texans.
Tony HansonNov. 25 at age 63. Star guard on Connecticut’s 1976 Sweet 16 team.
Nov. 29 at age 21. Vanderbilt tight end.
Rocky NelsonDec. 2 at age 74. Woburn football coach who went 208-116-7 in 20 years and reached four Super Bowls, winning in 2005.
Tim RossovichDec. 6 at age 72. Pro Bowl linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles who became an actor after his playing days.
Isiah RobertsonDec. 6 at age 69. Los Angeles Rams linebacker who made six Pro Bowls in the 1970s.
Dec. 6 at age 33. Infielder for five major league teams in an 11-year career.
Dec. 6 at age 37. Infielder for three major league teams in a five-year career.
Mike MontlerDec. 13 at age 74. Center on the Buffalo Bills’ “Electric Company” offensive line that blocked for O.J. Simpson; he also played four seasons for the Patriots (1969-72).
Bill FralicDec. 13 at age 56. All-Pro Atlanta Falcons offensive lineman.
Dec. 16 at age 85. Pro Bowl running back for the Los Angeles Rams in the 1950s.
Sigi SchmidDec. 25 at age 65. Winningest coach in MLS history who captured two championships (Los Angeles 2002, Columbus 2008) and was Coach of the Year twice.
Warren WellsDec. 27 at age 76. Pro Bowl receiver for the Oakland Raiders who played in Super Bowl II and led the AFL with 14 TD catches in 1969.
Dec. 27 at age 77. Center for the Hawks, Rockets, and Pistons (1967-75).
Dec. 28 at age 71. Standout forward on Russian hockey teams that won Olympic gold in 1968 and 1972.