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Monday, October 20, 2008

Gene Hickerson - Rest in Peace

National Football League Hall of Famer, Gene Hickerson long time guard for the Cleveland Browns died this morning. Hickerson was one of the best guards of all time and opened big holes for great running backs Jim Brown and Leroy Kelly to run through on their way to the Hall of Fame. Even though he was a six time Pro-Bowler and was named to the NFL's Team of the Decade for the 1960's, Hickerson had to wait until 2007 to be selected for induction to the Hall of Fame. Sadly, by the time that honor was bestowed upon him he was no longer able to enjoy it as he was suffering from Alzheimers.

Rest in Peace number 66.

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