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Thursday, December 9, 2021

Hall Of Fame NFL defender Sam Huff expires at 87

Key takeaways: 

  • Sam Huff, a five-time Pro Bowl choice who was inducted into the Professional Football Hall Of Fame in 1982. 
  •  Huff expired on Saturday in Winchester, at the age of 87. 

Sam Huff included in the Hall Of Fame dies aged 87: 

Huff, a dread centre defender whose NFL career spanned 13 seasons, played for the New York Giants from 1956-63 and Washington permit from 1964-67 and again in 1969. 

He died in a hospital, The New York Times described. His daughter, Catherine Huff Myers, told the newspaper her father realized out he had madness in 2013. 

Huff frolics in six NFL championship games in his eight seasons with the giants. He was titled a first-team All-Pro two times, in 1958 and 1959. 

“We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Pro Football Hall of Famer and Washington Ring of Fame inductee Sam Huff,” read a statement from Washington team owners Dan and Tanya Snyder on Saturday. Source – ctv.ca

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 “Anyone who knew Sam knew what an amazing person he was. He was an iconic player and broadcaster for the franchise for over 40 years and was a great friend to our family. He represented the franchise with honour and respect on the field and in the booth and was beloved by our fans.”  Source – ctv.ca

Huff was recollected for his fights with two of the NHL’s topmost fullbacks, Jim Brown of the Cleveland Browns and Jim Taylor of the Green Bay Packers. But Huff also had 30 career blockings, along with 17 grope recuperations and even two touchdowns. He played in 168 NFL matches, starting 159. 

“You do that again, you’ll get a broken nose,” Huff said. “Don’t hit me on the chin with your elbow. I’m not going to warn you no more.”  Source – ctv.ca

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