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Sports Cardinals Hall of Fame safety Larry Wilson dies at 82

01:40  19 september  2020
01:40  19 september  2020 Source:   msn.com

Cardinals Hall of Fame safety Larry Wilson dies at 82

  Cardinals Hall of Fame safety Larry Wilson dies at 82 TEMPE, Ariz. — Larry Wilson, a former Cardinals safety and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, has died. He was 82. Wilson died Thursday evening, according to a news release from the team. Wilson spent more than 43 years in the Cardinals' organization as a player and an executive. “For more than 40 years, Larry Wilson played a remarkable role in the history of the Cardinals and National Football League as a Hall of Fame player and team executive,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement.

Larry Wilson , the Arizona Cardinals Hall of Fame safety and team executive for more than three decades, died Thursday night, the team announced . He was 82 . Wilson played all 13 NFL seasons for the Cardinals organization and was named the NFL defensive player of the year in 1966.

Larry Wilson , the Cardinals ' Hall of Fame safety whose play made popular the safety blitz in the NFL and who worked for the franchise for more than 30 years after his playing days, died Thursday night. He was 82 . Drafted in the seventh round in 1960, the 6-foot, 190-pound Wilson emerged as the best

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TEMPE, Ariz. — Larry Wilson, a former Cardinals safety and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, has died. He was 82.

Wilson died Thursday evening, according to a news release from the team.

Wilson spent more than 43 years in the Cardinals' organization as a player and an executive.

“For more than 40 years, Larry Wilson played a remarkable role in the history of the Cardinals and National Football League as a Hall of Fame player and team executive,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. “While he will be recognized for his toughness and excellence on the field and his many contributions to the Cardinals organization, we will also remember Larry as loyal, humble and kind to everyone he met. Larry enriched the lives of many players and colleagues around the league.”

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(AP) — Larry Wilson , a former Cardinals safety and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame , has died . He was 82 . “For more than 40 years, Larry Wilson played a remarkable role in the history of the Cardinals and National Football League as a Hall of Fame player and team executive,” NFL

Larry Wilson , the Arizona Cardinals Hall of Fame safety and team executive for more than three decades, died Thursday night, the team announced. He was 82 . Wilson played all 13 NFL seasons for the Cardinals organization and was named the NFL defensive player of the year in 1966.

A seventh-round draft pick out of Utah in 1960, Wilson played 13 seasons with the Cardinals. He was an eight-time Pro Bowl selection and was a first-team All Pro five times.

Wilson was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and was on both the NFL's 75th and 100th anniversary teams. He holds franchise records with 52 career interceptions and 800 interception return yards. His seven straight games with an interception in 1966 are second-most in NFL history.

“Larry Wilson was the kindest, most humble person that I will ever know,” Wilson’s wife, Nancy, said in a statement released through the team. "To most, he was this ferocious and fierce football player who some described as pound for pound the toughest player of his generation. To me, he was the most generous and gentle soul you would ever meet. For Larry, it was always about everyone else and what he could do for them.”

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Hall of Fame safety and longtime Arizona Cardinals executive Larry Wilson passed away on Thursday night at the age of 82 , the team announced. Wilson spent more than 43 years with the Cardinals organization, dating back to their time in St. Louis.

(AP) — Larry Wilson , a former Cardinals safety and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame , has died . He was 82 . “For more than 40 years, Larry Wilson played a remarkable role in the history of the Cardinals and National Football League as a Hall of Fame player and team executive,” NFL

Following his playing career, Wilson spent 30 years as a Cardinals executive, serving as director of pro scouting, director of pro personnel and a short stint as interim head coach in 1979.

Wilson was vice-president and general manager from the team's inaugural season in Arizona in 1988 until 1993. He was the team's vice-president until retiring in 2003.

Born in Rigby Idaho, Wilson is survived by his wife of 40 years, Nancy, daughter Christie, son Larry Jr. and numerous grandchildren.

"The game lost a true legend with the passing of Pro Football Hall of Famer Larry Wilson," Pro Football Hall of Fame President and CEO David Baker said. “He was not only one of the greatest to ever play the game, but one of the nicest and kindest men I have ever met. The entire Pro Football Hall of Fame family mourns the passing of Larry.”

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