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Paul (Tank) Younger

Age: 73

first athlete from a predominantly black college (Grambling) to play in the NFL; member of the Rams' renowned "Bull Elephant" backfield (Dan Towler, Dick Hoener) from 1949-57; sixth-leading rusher in Rams' history; front-office scout and executive with the Rams until 1975 and assistant GM with San Diego until 1987; returned to the Rams before retiring in 1995; inducted into College Football Hall of Fame in 2000. He died after a long illness.

Died: Inglewood, Calif., Sept. 15

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