Gaines Adams was born on 6/8/1983 in Greenwood, South Carolina. He died on 1/17/2010 at age 26 in Greenwood from a heart attack.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2007-2009
Chicago Bears 2009
George Herbert Allen was born on April 29, 1918 in Detroit, Michigan. Died on December 31, 1990 at age 72 in Palos Verdes Estates, California from ventricular fibrillation.
Morningside College 1948-1950
Whittier College 1951-1957
Los Angeles Rams 1957
Chicago Bears 1958-1965
Los Angeles Rams 1966-1970
Washington Redskins 1971-1977
Chicago Blitz 1983
Arizona Wranglers 1984
Long Beach State 1990
Allen never had a losing season in 12 years as an NFL head coach
2 time Coach of the Year
Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2002
Andre the Giant
Andre Rene Roussimoff was born on 5/19/1946 in Grenoble, France. He died on 1/27/1993 at age 46 in Paris, France from a heart attack.
Andre suffered from acromegaly, a disease resulting in excess growth hormone production. He was billed at 7’4″ tall and weighing between 475 and 540 pounds. He was the first person inducted into the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Hall of Fame.
Don Richard Ashburn was born on 3/19/1927 in Tilden, Nebraska. He died on 9/9/1997 at age 70 in New York, NY from a heart attack.
Philadelphia Phillies 1948-1959
Chicago Cubs 1960-1961
New York Mets 1962
5 time All Star
Philadelphia Phillies #1 retired
MLB Hall of Fame
Steve Atkinson was born on 10/16/1948. He died on 5/6/2003 at age 54 from a heart attack.
Boston Bruins 1968
Arnold Jacob Auerbach was born on 9/20/1917 in Brooklyn, NY. He died on 10/28/2006 at age 89 from a heart attack in Washington, DC.
Boston Celtics Coach 1950-1967
Boston Celtics General Management 1967-2006
During Auerbach’s 20-year professional coaching career, he won 11 Division titles (including nine in a row), eleven appearances in the finals (including ten in a row), and nine NBA championships. In Auerbach’s honor, the Celtics retired jersey #2 with the name “AUERBACH” memorializing his role as the second most important Celtic ever, behind founder Walter Brown.
Albert Joseph Barlick was born on 4/2/1915 in Springfield, Illinois. He died on 12/27/1995 at age 80 in Springfield due to cardiac arrest.
National Baseball Hall of Fame
Robert Belinsky was born on December 7, 1936 in New York. He died on November 23, 2001 at age 64 in Las Vegas from a heart attack.
Los Angeles Angels 1962-1964
Philadelphia Phillies 1965-1966
Houston Astros 1967
Pittsburgh Pirates 1969
Cincinnati Reds 1970
Belinsky was also known for dating movie stars such as Ann-Margret, Connie Stevens, Tina Louise and Mamie Van Doren.
Heath Benedict was born on 6/30/1983 in Tilburg, The Netherlands. He died on 3/26/2008 at age 24 in Jacksonville, FL from an enlarged heart.
Benedict was projected to be a third-round pick in the NFL Draft before being found dead in his home.
Leonard Kevin Bias was born on 11/18/1963. He died on 6/19/1986 at age 22 from cardiac arrhythmia.
University of Maryland
Rick Bryan was born on 3/20/1962 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He died on 7/26/2009 at age 47 in Coweta, Oklahoma from heart failure.
University of Oklahoma 1980-1983
Atlanta Falcons 1984-1993
Roy Campanella was born 11/19/1921 in Philadelphia, PA. He died 6/26/1993 at age 71 from a heart attack in Woodland Hills, California.
Brooklyn Dodgers 1948-1957
Roy Campanella owned a liquor store in Harlem, which he operated during the off-season. On January 28, 1958, after closing the store for the night, his car hit a patch of ice, skidded into a telephone pole and overturned. Campanella suffered a serious spinal cord injury which left him partially paralyzed for the rest of his life.
Wilton Norman Chamberlain was born 8/21/1936. He died 10/12/1999 at age 63 from congestive heart failure.
Harlem Globetrotters (1958-1959)
Golden State Warriors (1959-1964)
Philadelphia 76ers (1965-1968)
Los Angeles Lakers 1968-1973
NBA Most Valuable Player, 1960, 1966, 1967, 1968
Holds single game record for points in one game (100)
Alexei Andreyevich Cherepanov was born on 1/15/1989 in Ozerki, Altai Krai, USSR. He died on 10/13/2008 at age 19, after collapsing during a game in Chekhov, Moscow, Russia. His death was the result of some type of heart disease but the exact cause is in dispute. Cherepanov was drafted by the New York Rangers, but died before ever playing a game for the Rangers.
Nestor George Chylak, Jr. was born on 5/11/1922 in Olyphant, Pennsylvania. He died on 2/17/1982 at age 59 in Dunmore, Pennsylvania from a heart attack.
Major League Baseball Umpire 1954-1978
Baseball Hall of Fame
James Thomas Clack was born on 10/26/1947 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. He died on 4/7/2006 at age 58 in Greensboro, North Carolina from heart failure.
Center / Guard
Pittsburgh Steelers 1971-1977
New York Giants 1978-1981
Michael Vincent Clark was born on 11/7/1940. He died on 7/24/2002 at age 61 from a heart attack.
Texas A & M
Philadelphia Eagles 1963
Pittsburgh Steelers 1964-1967
Dallas Cowboys 1968-1973
Jason Collier was born on 9/8/1977. He died on 10/15/2005 at age 28 from a heart attack.
Shoeless Joe Jackson
Dick “Night Train” Lane