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  • List of Famous Dead People: Category - Sports

    Alex Rovello: Born: 1991 - Died: 2013-05-11
    Alex Rovello was a star tennis player for the University of Oregon. He went 21-8 during his junior year with the Ducks, and 50-0 during his time in high school, winning four consecutive Oregon state singles titles.
    Andrew Simpson: Born: 1976-12-17 - Died: 2013-05-09
    Andrew Simpson, 36, was an Olympic gold medalist in Men’s Sailing. He got his start in 2003 after he won a bronze medal at the ISAF Sailing World Championships. He would go on to win a gold medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and a silver in the 2012 London Olympics.
    Brad Lesley: Born: 11-09-1958 - Died: 27-04-2013
    Brad Lesley was an American baseball player who was most famous for his turn with the Cincinnati Reds and the Milwaukee Brewers in the ’80s. He was also an actor who appeared in the film “Little Big League” and the Michael Jordan vehicle “Space Jam”.
    Rick Camp: Born: 10-06-1953 - Died: 25-04-2013
    Rick Camp was a pitcher for the Atlanta Braves from 1976-1985. Although he only had one home-run his entire career, it was a memorable one, tying a game against the Mets in the 18th inning. Unfortunately, Camp became mixed up in a Medicaid scam perpetrated against a mental health facility in Augusta and ended up [...]
    Sam Williams: Born: 1931-03-09 - Died: 2013-04-25
    Sam Williams was an NFL football player during the 50s and 60s. He was drafted to the L.A. Rams in the 1956 NFL draft and played with the Detroit Lions from 1960 to 1965 before ending his career with the Atlanta Falcons in 1967.
    Errol Mann: Born: 1941-06-27 - Died: 2013-04-11
    Errol Mann was an American football player, who played for the Raiders and the lions. He was a kicker, and played in the Super Bowl with the Raiders (Super Bowl XI).
    Pat Summerall: Born: 1930-05-10 - Died: 2013-04-16
    Pat Summerall, 82, was a sportscaster famous for working with Tom Brookshier and John Madden on NFL telecasts. Summerall began his career in football with the University of Arkansas, and then moved to the NFL as a placekicker for the Detroit Lions. He was hired by CBS Sports in 1962 as an NFL commentar. He [...]
    Grady Hatton: Born: 1922-10-07 - Died: 2013-04-11
    Grady Hatton was a professional baseball player who had stints with he Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, Baltimore Orioles and Chicago Cubs. He spent the bulk of his career playing third base for the Reds. In the 1960s, Hatton briefly managed the Houston Astros.
    Dave O’Hara: Born: Unknown - Died: 2013-04-10
    Dave O’Hara was an Associated Press sports reporter and editor for 50 years, primarily covering Boston sports. He began his career in 1942 at the age of 15 as a copy boy in the AP Boston bureau.
    Chuck Fairbanks: Born: 1933-06-10 - Died: 2013-04-02
    Chuck Fairbanks, 79, was a former coach for the New England Patriots. He served as the head coach and general manager for six seasons from 1973 to 1978. During his time with the team, he led the Patriots to the franchises’ first 11-win season, and an AFC East title. His final year as a coach [...]
    Jack Pardee: Born: 1936-04-19 - Died: 2013-04-01
    Jack Pardee was an American football player and coach. He was a linebacker for the Los Angeles Rams and Washington Redskins in the 50s, 60s, and 70s. He went on to coach teams in the U.S. Football League, World Football League, Canadian Football League, and NFL for over 20 years.
    Soraya Jimenez: Born: 1977-08-05 - Died: 2013-03-28
    Soraya Jimenez was a Mexican weightlifter, famous for winning a gold medal at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. Jimenez won her medal in the women’s 58 kg category.
    Virgil Trucks: Born: 1917-4-26 - Died: 2013-03-23
    Virgil Trucks was a pitcher for the Detroit Tigers and the New York Yankees in the 1940s and 1950s. He was a two-time Major League Baseball all-star and later coached the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Atlanta Braves, and the Tigers.
    Harlon Hill: Born: 1932-05-04 - Died: 2013-03-21
    Harlon Hill, 80, was a former star receiver for the Chicago Bears. He got his start in 1954 when the Bears acquired him in the 15th round of the NFL draft. He went on to win the NFL rookie of the year title that same year. He received the Jim Thorpe trophy as the NFL’s [...]
    Steve Davis: Born: 1953 - Died: 2013-03-17
    Steve Davis was the star quarterback of the Oklahoma Sooners from 1972 to 1976. In his time with the team, Davis led them to back-to-back national championships in ’74 and ’75. Davis also worked as a sport commentator for CBS following his playing career.
    Jack Curran: Born: 1930-09-06 - Died: 2013-03-14
    Jack Curran, 82, was a famous high school basketball and baseball coach Archbishop Molloy High School. He started coaching at the school in 1958 and continued to coach until his death. Over his 50 plus career, he became the most winningest high school coach in the nation, and was inducted into nine hall of fames.
    Ken Clark: Born: 1966-06-17 - Died: 2013-02-16
    Ken Clark, 46, was one of all the all-time rushers for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. During his three years of playing for Nebraska, he rushed for a total of 3,037 yards. He was ranked seventh in all-time rushing as of 2012. He was drafted into the Indianapolis Colts, and played with the team from 1990 to [...]
    Edith Houghton: Born: 1913-02-10 - Died: 2012-02-02
    Edith Houghton, 100, was a notable female baseball player and the first female scout for the major leagues. She got her start at the age of 10 playing for the Philadelphia Bobbies, an all-girls professional team. Later in life, she played for the WAVES women’s baseball team while serving in the Navy. After duty, she [...]
    Walt Sweeney: Born: 1941-04-18 - Died: 2013-02-02
    Walt Sweeney was an offensive lineman for the San Diego Chargers and Washington Redskins in the 1960s and 70s. He was part of nine consecutive All-Star/Pro Bowl teams from 1964 to 1972.
    Lavonne “Pepper” Paire-Davis: Born: 1924-05-29 - Died: 2013-02-02
    Lavonne Paire-Davis, 88, was a catcher/infielder in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. She got her start in 1944 by playing for the Minneapolis Millerettes. Throughout her career, she played for the Fort Wayne Daisies, Racine Belles and Grand Rapids Chicks. She retired in 1965, and became the spokesperson for the Women’s National Adult Baseball [...]
    Caleb Moore: Born: 1987 - Died: 2013-01-31
    Caleb Moore, 25, was a freestyle snowmobile rider. He got his start by racing on ATVs, but switched to snowmobiles four years ago. He had competed in the Winter X Games since 2009. During that time, he won four medals.
    Stan Musial: Born: 1920-11-21 - Died: 2013-01-19
    Stan “The Man” Musial is an MLB hall of famer who played for 22 seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals. He won three World Series’ with the team and was awarded the National League’s MVP award three times.
    Enzo Hernandez: Born: 1949-01-12 - Died: 2012-01-13
    Enzo Hernandez was a major league baseball player who found fame in the ’70s while playing for the Padres and the Dodgers. He was the first Venezuelan inducted into the baseball Hall Of Fame.
    Chandler Williams: Born: 1985-08-09 - Died: 2012-01-05
    Chandler Williams, 27, was a wide receiver with the Arenal Football League. He most recently played with the Toronto Argonauts this past season. During his time with the team, he caught four passes for 88 yards and added eight kickoff returns for 223 yards. He was set to play with the Tampa Bay Storm in [...]
    Brad Corbett: Born: 1937-10-15 - Died: 2012-12-24
    Brad Corbett was the owner of the Texas Rangers Major League Baseball team from 1974 to 1980. During that time, the Rangers claimed their first four winning seasons.
    Frank Pastore: Born: 1957-08-21 - Died: 2012-12-17
    Frank Pastore was a Major League Baseball player. He was a pitcher who played for the Cincinnati Reds from 1979 to 1985. He also played for the Twins in 1986. In 1987, he signed with the Texas Rangers, and played for their AA affiliate, the Oklahoma City 89ers for a season. He then retired. Pastore [...]
    Jerry Brown: Born: 1987-10-20 - Died: 2012-12-08
    Jerry Brown was an NFL player who was on the Dallas Cowboys’ practice squad before he died. Prior to the NFL, he was a defensive lineman for the University of Illinois, and played for the Jacksonville Sharks and San Antonio Talons in Arena League football, and for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the Canadian Football League.
    Ken Trickey: Born: 1933-08-30 - Died: 2012-12-04
    Ken Trickey was a men’s basketball coach at Oral Robert University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. During the 1974 NCAA season, Trickey coached ORU to the Elite Eight in the Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament.
    Rick Majerus: Born: 1948-02-17 - Died: 2012-12-01
    Rick Majerus was a college basketball coach. He coached at Marquette University (1983–1986), Ball State University (1987–1989), the University of Utah (1989–2004), and Saint Louis University (2007-2012). He played ball at Marquette (1967–1968). Majerus led Utah to the Final Four in 1998, though the team lost to Kentucky in the National Championship Game.
    Jovan Belcher: Born: 1987-07-24 - Died: 2012-12-01
    Jovan Belcher was a linebacker in the National Football League. He spent his short career as a Kansas City Chief, after the team picked him up as an undrafted free agent. He played his college ball at Maine, where he played defensive end.