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The day Chuck Hughes died: Remembering the only NFL player to die in a game

Sporting News
 2021-10-22

Cover picture for the articleThe pass, on third and 1, sails incomplete as the clock ticks down in the fourth quarter. He had lined up on the right side of the formation as the Lions, trailing 28-23, try to mount a comeback against the rival Bears. He races downfield on a post pattern, but Greg...

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RonnieO
10-22

From Wikipedia:. A postmortem examination revealed that Hughes was suffering from undiagnosed and advanced arteriosclerosis (one of his coronary arteries was 75% blocked) and that he had a family history of heart disease. The direct cause of death was a coronary thrombosis, which caused a massive myocardial infarction that cut off the blood flow to his heart.

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Don’tBeLikeThat
10-22

I remember watching that game on TV, and even then, it was a scary and frightening sight to witness on national broadcast television; it left me feeling numb and confused!

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Dwain D Coleman
10-22

As a person with heart murmurs diagnosed in my pre-teens by an attentive Dr. Bell that knew what to listen for, it saved my life. Every chance I get I advise parents to get their children checked, you are never to young.

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