A look at some of the noteworthy figures from the world of sports who died in 2019:
Jan. 1 at age 46. Catcher who played six games with the Red Sox in 1996-97.
Jan. 2 at age 85. College Football Hall of Fame coach who went 134-86-3 at Virginia and 55-46-1 at Navy.
Jan. 5 at age 81. Serbian soccer star known as the “King of Dribble.”
Jan. 6 at age 49. Arizona Cardinals safety who had four interceptions in a 1998 game, tying an NFL record.
Jan. 6 at age 86. Outfielder whose 12-year major league career included two seasons with the Red Sox (1965-66).
Jan. 6 at age 75. Defensive end on the Baltimore Colts’ 1970 Super Bowl champions.
Jan. 9 at age 90. Detroit Lions coach from 1974-76 who hired a young Bill Belichick as assistant special teams coach.
Jan. 10 at age 87. College Football Hall of Fame guard on Tennessee’s 1951 national champion team and a Minnesota Vikings assistant coach for 27 seasons.
Jan. 11 at age 49. Co-founder of the Joe Gibbs Racing NASCAR team.
Jan. 12 at age 71. Pro Bowl guard on the Miami Dolphins’ NFL champion teams of 1972-73.
Jan. 13 at age 77. All-Star pitcher who won 20 games three times for the Yankees in the 1960s and was pitching coach on five World Series winners with the Yankees and Mets.
Jan. 14 at age 84. Pitcher who made 24 appearances for the 1960 AL champion Yankees and became the first player selected by the expansion Los Angeles Angels in 1961.
Jan. 14 at age 86. Pitcher whose six-year career included two seasons with the Red Sox (1952, 1955).
Jan. 16 at age 85. Founder of the Falmouth Road Race who ran the Boston Marathon more than 20 times and was a popular figure in the local road running community.
Jan. 17 at age 62. Bengals quarterback who backed up Ken Anderson on the 1981 AFC champions and Boomer Esiason on the 1988 AFC champions.
Jan. 17 at age 89. Longtime Weymouth and Weymouth North High School track coach.
Jan. 18 at age 93. NASCAR Hall of Famer and patriarch of the Wood Brothers Racing team, which won 99 races.
Jan. 19 at age 89. Five-time All-Star center with the Blackhawks and Rangers whose nine-year NHL career included two-plus seasons with the Bruins (1949-53).
Jan. 24 at age 73. Major league umpire from 1973-2001.
Jan. 25 at age 65. Virginia high school football star depicted in the movie “Remember the Titans.”
Jan. 26 at age 73. Linebacker for the Raiders, Falcons, and Oilers (1967-76).
Jan. 27 at age 76. San Francisco Giants owner from 1993-2008.
Jan. 30 at age 89. Right winger who played eight years with the Rangers before finishing with one season as a Bruin (1963-64).
Feb. 1 at age 60. Quarterback who played 17 NFL seasons, leading the Vikings to the 1987 NFC Championship game and earning a Super Bowl ring with the 1995 Cowboys.
Glen Ray Hines
Feb. 1 at age 75. Pro Bowl tackle for the Houston Oilers in the late 1960s.
Feb. 3 at age 88. Durable All-Star righthander who won 18 games for the 1960 champion Pittsburgh Pirates and still holds team records for career starts, innings, and strikeouts.
Feb. 3 at age 55. Iconic Finnish ski jumper who won four Olympic gold medals and 46 World Cup events.
Feb. 5 at age 75. Left winger for five NHL teams who had a 30-goal season for Vancouver in 1972-73.
Feb. 7 at age 83. All-time baseball great who was Rookie of the Year (1956), a two-time MVP (1961, 1966), a Triple Crown winner (1966), and in 1975 blazed a trail as the game’s first black manager.
Feb. 8 at age 63. US Soccer Hall of Famer who played on the national team from 1990-94 and coached the Revolution from 2000-02.
Feb. 10 at age 87. NFL official for 27 years (21 as a referee) known for his distinctive and authoritative “first down!” call.
Feb. 12 at age 81. Goalkeeper for England’s 1996 World Cup champions who in the 1970 World Cup made what many consider the greatest save in soccer history, on a header by Pele.
Feb. 14 at age 93. Longtime scout who spent more than seven decades in baseball in a variety of positions.
Feb. 15 at age 88. Smooth-swinging golfer who won 29 PGA events from 1954-77, including the 1961 US Open.
Feb. 19 at age 92. Three-time 20-game winner on the great Dodger teams of the 1950s who was a Rookie of the Year (1949), a Cy Young winner (1956), and an MVP (1956).
Feb. 20 at age 83. Lefthander who pitched 13 years in the majors, starting with the 1960 World Series champion Pirates.
Feb. 21 at age 62. Longtime baseball writer and author of the popular Sunday notes column for the Globe.
Feb. 24 at age 86. Most successful baseball coach in UMass history, with 392 victories from 1967-87.
Feb. 24 at age 84. Two-time All-Star catcher for the Indians in the 1960s.
March 1 at age 62. Panamanian featherweight champion who defended his title 19 times from 1978-85.
March 4 at age 93. Rugged Hall of Fame left wing who starred on four Stanley Cup champions with the Red Wings in the 1950s and helped found the NHL players’ union.
March 6 at age 73. Kenyan runner who won an Olympic silver medal in the 4 x 400 in 1968 and was the father of two-time 800-meter gold medalist David Rudisha.
March 7 at age 90. Sportswriting great who chronicled golf and college football for Sports Illustrated and wrote bestsellers including “Semi-Tough” and “Dead Solid Perfect.”
March 8 at age 70. All-Pro defensive end for the 49ers (1970-79) who also played on the Super Bowl champion Raiders in 1980.
March 8 at age 23. Cyclist on the silver-medal US pursuit team in the 2016 Olympics.
Julia Ruth Stevens
March 9 at age 102. Last surviving daughter of Babe Ruth.
March 9 at age 86. Hall of Fame defenseman who played 17 years with the Rangers, winning the Norris Trophy in 1967.
March 9 at age 77. Running back who fielded the kickoff on the first play in Miami Dolphins franchise history in 1966 and returned it for a 95-yard touchdown.
March 11 at age 75. Brazilian striker who played on the 1962 World Cup champions and was Pele’s favorite attacking partner with Santos.
March 13 at age 72. Outfielder for the Mets, Angels, and Mariners in a nine-year career (1970-78).
March 13 at age 68. Coach of Milford High boys’ and girls’ volleyball for more than 40 years who led teams to five state championship finals.
Johnny ‘Lam’ Jones
March 15 at age 60. University of Texas star receiver who played five years for the New York Jets and also won an Olympic gold medal in the 400-meter relay in 1976.
March 19 at age 94. Utilityman who was the first African-American player for the Cincinnati Reds franchise (1954).
March 19 at age 81. Coach who led the Newton North boys’ indoor track team to 22 straight unbeaten dual-meet seasons as part of a 58-year coaching career.
March 20 at age 93. All-Star third baseman for the Cubs in the 1950s and also the last Brooklyn Dodger to hit a home run.
March 21 at age 61. Dallas Cowboys linebacker (1980-84).
March 21 at age 58. Pro Bowl linebacker who had 62½ sacks in his 10-year career with the Detroit Lions.
March 25 at age 87. Pro Bowl defensive end on Baltimore Colts NFL champion teams of 1958 and ’59 and their Super Bowl team of 1968.
March 25 at age 83. Oakland Raiders halfback who holds the AFL career rushing record (5,101 yards).
March 28 at age 81. Winchester native who won the 1960 Heisman Trophy as a Navy halfback and played three seasons with the Patriots (1965-67), mostly as a kick returner.
March 29 at age 74. Outfielder/first baseman with the Twins for seven seasons (1968-74) who also played on the Oakland A’s 1974 World Series champions.
March 30 at age 58. Reliever on the San Diego Padres’ 1984 National League champions.
April 4 at age 92. Guard on two NBA champion teams with the Minneapolis Lakers (1953, ’54) who was one of the earliest practitioners of the jump shot.
April 9 at age 89. Founding member of the LPGA and World Golf Hall of Famer who had 21 tour wins, including two majors.
April 10 at age 67. Kansas City Chiefs tight end (1975-79).
April 11 at age 62. Righthander who won 163 games for seven teams in a 19-year career (1978-96) and was an All-Star with the Yankees in 1991.
April 12 at age 85. Hall of Fame offensive lineman who played on five Green Bay Packers champion teams of the 1960s and coached the Cincinnati Bengals to Super Bowl XVI.
April 14 at age 70. Left winger for five NHL teams (1970-78), primarily the Maple Leafs.
April 14 at age 81. Phoenix Suns coach for 14 seasons (1973-87) who led them to the NBA Finals against the Celtics in 1976.
April 20 at age 50. Star running back at Tennessee who played seven years in the NFL, mostly with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
April 25 at age 79. Consummate Celtic and all-time NBA great who played on eight champion teams, remains the franchise’s career scoring leader, and made the most unforgettable steal in basketball history.
April 26 at age 54. Defender/winger on the 1990 US World Cup soccer team.
April 27 at age 86. Outfielder for eight seasons with the Red Sox (1952-60).
May 2 at age 91. Hockey Hall of Famer who in 20 years with the Red Wings and Maple Leafs played on eight Stanley Cup champions and won four Lady Byng Trophies.
May 3 at age 66. Longtime PA announcer for the Celtics and Boston College.
May 10 at age 80. Winningest football coach in University of Arizona history (95-64) who took the team to seven bowl games.
May 11 at age 72. Assistant coach in the NFL for 32 years and head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs for two seasons (1999-2000).
May 16 at age 79. College Football Hall of Fame quarterback and a two-time Rose Bowl MVP for Washington.
May 19 at age 91. First African-American basketball official in the Atlantic Coast Conference (1970).
May 20 at age 70. Three-time Formula One champion who won two of his titles after a horrific crash in 1976 that left him badly burned.
May 26 at age 85. Hall of Famer who quarterbacked Vince Lombardi’s powerhouse Packers of the 1960s, winning five NFL titles, including the first two Super Bowls.
May 27 at age 69. Red Sox first baseman whose untimely error in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series tended to overshadow a fine 22-year major league career.
June 2 at age 89. Pioneering sailmaker who won an Olympic gold medal and four world championships in the Star Class.
June 4 at age 97. Star guard at Syracuse who also played on the Syracuse Nationals’ 1955 NBA champion team.
June 6 at age 76. Outfielder for the Giants, Mets, and Padres (1968-73).
June 8 at age 92. Manager of the Phillies (1970-72), Rangers (1975-77), and Cubs (1987).
June 11 at age 32. Top middle-distance runner who fought an inspiring battle with a rare form of cancer in her saliva glands.
June 13 at age 75. Hall of Fame Denver Broncos owner whose teams won three Super Bowls.
June 23 at age 81. Linebacker who was an original Boston Patriot (1960-65) and an original Miami Dolphin (1966).
June 25 at age 91. Seattle Seahawks owner from 1988-96.
July 1 at age 27. Los Angeles Angels pitcher who recorded 28 victories in 96 career starts.
July 3 at age 38. Star quarterback at Kentucky (2000-03) who also backed up Eli Manning on the 2007 Super Bowl champion Giants.
July 5 at age 60. Guard on the Rockets’ 1986 Western Conference champions who also played for the Warriors in a seven-year NBA career interrupted by a two-year drug suspension.
July 8 at age 66. Fraudulent “winner” of the women’s division in the 1980 Boston Marathon whose victory was soon revoked when it was determined she hadn’t run the entire distance.
July 8 at age 48. Center for four teams, mostly Nashville, in a 12-year NHL career (1993-2006).
July 10 at age 80. Righthander who won 21 games for the Yankees in 1963 and two in the 1964 World Series but is best known for his controversial 1970 tell-all book “Ball Four.”
July 10 at age 89. New York Jets head coach from 1977-82 and linebacker on two NFL champion teams with the Cleveland Browns in the 1950s.
July 12 at age 82. Lefthanded reliever who played for six teams in an eight-year major league career.
July 14 at age 55. Olympic gold-medal boxer (1984) and professional champion in four divisions who was regarded as one of the sport’s greatest defensive tacticians.
July 16 at age 83. Righthander who won 21 games for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1960 and is remembered as the main player they traded to the Cubs for Lou Brock.
July 17 at age 85. Infielder who in 1959 became the first African-American player in Red Sox franchise history.
July 18 at age 32. Offensive lineman on the 2011 Super Bowl champion Giants who also played two games for the Patriots in 2012.
July 19 at age 93. Thoroughbred breeder and owner known as the “Queen of Saratoga” for her philanthropic initiatives in that community.
July 19 at age 90. Lefthander who went 101-80 for four teams, mostly the Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers, in a 12-year major league career.
July 19 at age 89. Pro Bowl defensive back/kick returner who played on the 1958 and ’59 NFL champion Baltimore Colts and held the record for longest field goal (56 yards) from 1953-70.
July 20 at age 64. Winner of three Grand Slam doubles tennis titles (1980 and ’82 Wimbledon, 1979 Australian Open) with fellow Australian Paul McNamee.
July 23 at age 28. Russian light welterweight who was 13-0 in his career before dying as a result of a brain injury sustained in a July 19 TKO loss.
July 24 at age 60. Women’s basketball coach who led Vermont to consecutive undefeated regular seasons and Boston College to seven NCAA Tournament appearances.
July 26 at age 77. Defenseman for five teams, mostly the New York Rangers, in a 12-year NHL career.
July 27 at age 80. Star running back/receiver for the San Diego Chargers in their AFL days.
July 27 at age 88. Rhode Island native who was a football captain at Boston College, a catcher for the Detroit Tigers (1961-64), and a pitching coach for the Red Sox (1994).
Loek van Mil
July 28 at age 34. Minor league righthander who at 7 feet 1 inch was one of the tallest pitchers in professional baseball history.
July 30 at age 78. Hall of Fame linebacker who anchored the Boston Patriots defense in the 1960s and captained the undefeated Miami Dolphins in 1972.
July 31 at age 89. Inventor of the snowboard.
Aug. 1 at age 70. Receiver on the 1977 Denver Broncos Super Bowl team.
Aug. 3 at age 71. Speedy Oakland Raiders receiver who played on three Super Bowl champions.
Aug. 4 at age 57. Longtime NFL writer for Sports Illustrated, Patriots.com, and The Athletic, among other outlets.
Aug. 5 at age 22. Belgian cyclist who died after crashing during the Tour de Pologne.
Aug. 8 at age 77. Pro Bowl receiver for the 49ers and Saints who led the NFL in receptions, yards, and touchdowns in 1965 for San Francisco.
Aug. 11 at age 60. One of the few female skippers to compete at the highest levels of Formula 18 catamaran sailing.
Aug. 16 at age 79. Two-time welterweight champion with a career record of 81-7.
Aug. 16 at age 76. One of only seven cyclists to win all three Grand Tours (Tour de France, Giro d’Italia, Spanish Vuelta).
Aug. 16 at age 96. Quarterback who played on the champion Detroit Lions in 1952 and set an NFL record by throwing eight interceptions in a game for the Chicago Cardinals in 1950.
Aug. 17 at age 36. Prolific Texas running back who ranks ninth in NCAA history with 5,540 yards and played professionally for the Bears, Bengals, and Packers.
Aug. 18 at age 95. Erudite sportscaster and essayist for ABC and CBS whose expansive career included coverage of the first 21 Super Bowls and Secretariat’s Triple Crown.
Aug. 19 at age 83. Lefthander who was an original New York Met, played 10 years in the majors, and was Red Sox pitching coach from 1977-79.
Aug. 20 at age 70. Lawrence Eagle-Tribune sports editor and hockey writer who was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for his 1992 stories on corruption in the NHL Players Association.
Aug. 22 at age 89. Safety who holds the Packers record for career interceptions with 52, including four against the Lions on Thanksgiving 1953, all while playing with a glass eye.
Aug. 22 at age 87. A Coach of the Year in both the NBA (Houston, 1977) and ABA (Dallas, 1972).
Aug. 24 at age 87. Righthander whose eight-year career was spent mostly with the Washington Senators and included one season (1954) with the Red Sox.
Aug. 26 at age 81. Original Tampa Bay Devil Rays owner (1998-2005).
Aug. 28 at age 91. Cohost, with Eddie Andelman and Mark Witkin, of the groundbreaking “Sports Huddle” show on Boston AM radio in the 1970s.
Aug. 28 at age 71. Tackle on the Buffalo Bills’ “Electric Company” offensive line of the 1970s.
Aug. 29 at age 71. Hall of Fame center on the two Miami Dolphins Super Bowl champions of the 1970s, including their undefeated team in 1972.
Aug. 30 at age 78. Italian bodybuilder, weightlifter, and boxer who twice was named Mr. Olympia (1976, 1981).
Aug. 31 at age 90. Catcher on the Cleveland Indians 1954 AL champions.
Sept. 2 at age 89. Longtime Brookline High School basketball coach.
Sept. 5 at age 77. Righthander on the Baltimore Orioles 1970 World Series winners who no-hit the Red Sox in 1968.
Sept. 5 at age 75. Star center on the original Seattle SuperSonics whose promising career was cut short by an Achilles’ tendon injury.
Sept. 6 at age 38. Outfielder on the 2006 World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals.
Sept. 7 at age 94. Catcher who backed up Yogi Berra on six Yankees World Series champion teams.
Sept. 7 at age 90. Running back who played six years for the Packers and scored the first touchdown in AFL history with the Broncos in 1960.
Sept. 9 at age 73. Outfielder who was an original Kansas City Royal and drove in the winning run in the first game in franchise history.
Sept. 9 at age 74. Nine-time winner on the European PGA Tour who defeated Jack Nicklaus twice in one day in Ryder Cup singles in 1975.
Sept. 10 at age 75. Guard on four Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl champion teams of the 1970s.
Sept. 13 at age 93. Infielder who had a 10-year career with the Cardinals, Reds, and Cubs before serving as Sparky Anderson’s longtime third base coach in Cincinnati and Detroit.
Sept. 14 at age 92. Football coach who won two Rose Bowls with Stanford and went 34-33-3 with the Denver Broncos (1972-76).
Sept. 14 at age 82. All-Star running back who was an original Boston Patriot and still holds the record for longest run in team history (85 yards).
Sept. 15 at age 61. Stock car driver who won seven Whelen Modified championships and two in the Busch North series.
Sept. 20 at age 85. All-America halfback who won the Heisman Trophy at Ohio State in 1955 and played seven years with the Detroit Lions, including their 1957 championship season.
Sept. 21 at age 81. Linebacker on the Dallas Texans AFL champions of 1962 and center on the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl winners in 1969.
Sept. 21 at age 79. End/kicker on Alabama’s 1961 national champions, and the Dallas Texans AFL champions of 1962 whose field goal in the second overtime clinched the title.
Sept. 22 at age 68. All-Pro defensive lineman for the Chicago Bears in the 1970s.
Sept. 23 at age 73. Lexington High boys’ basketball coach whose teams won 18 Middlesex League titles and the 1978 Division 1 state championship.
Sept. 24 at age 24. Judoka on the US national men’s team.
Oct. 1 at age 65. Undersized linebacker who led the Baltimore Colts in tackles from 1977-80.
Oct. 2 at age 88. Owner of the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals whose tenure dated to 1962, when the team was in St. Louis.
Oct. 4 at age 63. Medford native who pitched three seasons for the Giants and Royals in the 1980s.
Oct. 5 at age 76. Catcher on the Baltimore Orioles world champion teams in 1966 and 1970.
Oct. 8 at age 79. Rugged defenseman on the Stanley Cup champion Bruins in 1972, and assistant coach for five Edmonton Oilers Cup winners in the 1980s.
Oct. 8 at age 86. Catcher for four teams, mostly the Cubs, from 1958-63.
Oct. 9 at age 82. Spanish tennis player who in 1972 became the oldest French Open champion at age 34.
Oct. 9 at age 78. Defenseman for the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers (1968-72) and WHA’s Houston Aeros (1973-78).
Oct. 12 at age 79. Shortstop on the Pittsburgh Pirates 1971 World Series champions.
Bobby Del Greco
Oct. 13 at age 86. Outfielder for six teams, mostly the Kansas City Athletics, in a nine-year career.
Oct. 14 at age 74. Calder Trophy winner for the Minnesota North Stars in 1969 who set a rookie record with 34 goals and later scored 50 for the Red Wings.
Oct. 16 at age 83. Fierce rebounder on Kentucky’s 1958 NCAA championship men’s basketball team.
Oct. 20 at age 52. Major league umpire since 1999.
Oct. 22 at age 78. Hall of Fame cornerback on the Raiders’ 1976 Super Bowl champions and 1967 AFL champions.
Oct. 23 at age 83. Pro Bowl defensive back for the Cleveland Browns who championed players’ rights as a vice president of the NFLPA in the 1960s.
Oct. 25 at age 80. Texas Rangers president (1983-90).
Oct. 26 at age 63. Major league umpire for 18 years.
Oct. 28 at age 87. Syracuse Nationals guard, Seattle SuperSonics and Virginia Squires coach, and New York Knicks general manager.
Oct. 30 at age 83. Former Maple Leafs general manager and NHL vice president of hockey operations who is in the Hockey Hall of Fame as a builder.
Oct. 30 at age 85. Athletic director for Miami’s first three NCAA football champions and CEO of the Patriots in 1991-92.
Oct. 30 at age 81. Outfielder whose 21-year career included three World Series titles with the Dodgers and All-Star campaigns with the Expos and Blue Jays.
Nov. 3 at age 87. Left winger who scored 391 goals in a 22-year NHL career that included four seasons with the Bruins (1962-66) and 11 with the Rangers.
Nov. 1 at age 85. Linebacker for the Colts, Eagles, and Cardinals (1956-67).
Nov. 4 at age 69. Cincinnati Bengals linebacker (1972-83).
Nov. 9 at age 83. Journeyman infielder/pinch hitter who played 11 seasons for seven teams, including the champion Baltimore Orioles of 1966.
Nov. 10 at age 88. Offensive lineman for the Rams and Cowboys (1953-64).
Nov. 11 at age 38. Star receiver for Michigan State whose NFL career with the Lions was derailed after 15 games by injuries and drug use.
Nov. 11 at age 88. Backup quarterback to Bart Starr on the champion Green Bay Packers teams of the 1960s.
Nov. 13 at age 83. Beloved French cyclist whose inability to win the Tour de France (eight podium finishes in 14 races) endeared him to legions of fans in the country.
Nov. 15 at age 96. Only athlete to win Olympic gold medals in both a sprint (100 meters in 1948) and high hurdles (110 meters, 1952).
Nov. 15 at age 87. Righthander who pitched on two World Series winner for the Yankees (1961, 1962).
Nov. 15 at age 94. Outfielder on three World Series winners with the Yankees in the 1950s.
Nov. 18 at age 23. Minnesota Twins farmhand from Wethersfield, Conn.
Nov. 19 at age 83. Northeastern football coach from 1972-80.
Jake Burton Carpenter
Nov. 20 at age 65. Pioneer in the development and marketing of snowboards.
Nov. 20 at age 80. Placekicker who remains the Vikings’ career scoring leader, played in four Super Bowls, and also invented the Nerf football.
Nov. 20 at age 95. First player of Asian descent (or nonwhite player, for that matter) to play pro basketball in the US, with the New York Knicks of the BAA in 1947-48.
Nov. 25 at age 85. Patriots head coach for one game in 1978 who also coached the Bills for two seasons and played guard on Michigan State’s national champions in 1952.
Nov. 29 at age 81. Sports editor of the Haverhill Gazette who excelled in his position from the early 1960s to the early 1980s despite a lifelong battle with spina bifida.
Dec. 1 at age 69. College Football Hall of Fame quarterback who won the Heisman Trophy with Auburn in 1971.
Dec. 9 at age 34. Boston College baseball star whose inspirational battle against ALS raised tens of millions of dollars for research through the Ice Bucket Challenge.
Dec. 11 at age 90. Red Sox infielder in the 1950s.
Dec. 12 at age 57. One of four Saints linebackers selected to the Pro Bowl in 1992.
Dec. 12 at age 80. New Zealand’s greatest Olympian, he won three gold medals (800 meters in 1960, 800/1,500 double in 1964) and was a two-time record-holder in the mile.
Dec. 14 at age 75. US Hockey Hall of Fame coach who led the University of Minnesota to six Frozen Fours in 14 seasons.
Dec. 14 at age 50. Left wing who scored 69 goals for the Kings and Sabres in a six-year NHL career.
Dec. 16 at age 79. Pioneer in the development of safety equipment for motor sports and a member of the Motorsports Hall of Fame.
Dec. 17 at age 90. Longtime college football coach, most notably at Iowa, whose Hawkeye teams won 143 games and three Big Ten championships over 20 seasons.
Dec. 17 at age 89. Center who played for five of the Original Six NHL teams, including the Bruins (1957-61) on the “Uke Line” with John Bucyk and Vic Stasiuk.
Dec. 17 at age 59. Defenseman who played eight seasons in the NHL with the Rangers, Whalers, and Capitals.
Dec. 18 at age 84. Virginia high school football coach who inspired the movie “Remember the Titans.”
Dec. 20 at age 88. Winner of 50 races as a driver and 132 as an owner and a member of the inaugural class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2010.
Dec. 21 at age 76. Midfielder who scored a goal in England’s 4-2 victory over West Germany in the 1966 World Cup final, which remains the British men’s only title.
Dec. 24 at age 34. ESPN college football reporter.
Dec. 25 at age 68. Lefthander whose 14-year major league career was spent mostly with the Angels and included two seasons with the Red Sox (1978-79).
Dec. 29 at age 90. Basketball coach who took Utah State to two Sweet Sixteens and one Elite Elite, and BYU to three NCAA Tournament appearances.