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Leon Bender

Age: 22

defensive lineman at Washington St. and 1998 second round draft pick (31st overall) of the Oakland Raiders; 6-foot-5, 300-pound tackle started all but one game over the last two seasons for Washington St. and finished his college career at the Rose Bowl; cause of death is unknown; Bender who suffered from epilepsy, was found in the bathroom of his agent's home

Died: Marietta, Ga., May 30, 1998

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