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2022

NOTE: The intent of the News Section is not to dwell on negative stories that are more suited to be found in the Police and Crime Section of your local newspaper, but to report and document stories that cover the entire realm of The World of Football. Chances are, you may not have seen some of these stories before.


 

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January

(Obituary) January 13, 2022 Junior Siavii, a defensive tackle in the NFL for 4 seasons, dies in Leavenworth Prison in Kansas while awaiting trial at the age of 43. No details of the cause of death were immediately released. Siavii was arrested in August of 2019 while driving a stolen car containing a gun and drugs. He played college football at Oregon and was selected in the second round of the 2004 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs. He played for the Chiefs in 2004 and 2005. He also played for the Dallas Cowboys in 2009 and the Seattle Seahawks in 2010.

(Obituary) January 11, 2022 Don “Suds” Sutherin, a defensive back in the NFL and the CFL, dies at the age of 85. Suthern played college football at Ohio State and was selected in the eighth round of the 1958 NFL Draft by the New York Giants. However, he signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League and played for Hamilton in 1958. He joined the Giants in 1959 and was traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers during the 1959 season and played in Pittsburgh through 1960. He then returned to the Tiger-Cats and the CFL. He played in Hamilton again from 1961-1966 and won two Grey Cup titles in 1963 and 1965. Sutherin then played for the Ottawa Rough Riders from 1967-1969 and won two more Grey Cups in 1968 and 1969. He finished his playing career with the Toronto Argonauts in 1970. Sutherin went on to be the head coach of the Tiger-Cats from 1994-1997.  

(Obituary) January 10, 2022 Don Maynard, who played in the NFL, CFL and WFL, dies at the age of 86. Maynard played college football at Texas-El Paso and was selected in the ninth round of the 1957 NFL Draft by the New York Giants. He played one season for the Giants in 1958 and then went to Canada and played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 1959. He signed with the AFL New York Titans in 1960. The Titans became the New York Jets in 1963 and defeated the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III. Maynard played for the Jets through 1972. He also played for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1973 and finished his playing career with the Houston Texans of the World Football League in 1974. Maynard was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1987.

(Obituary) January 5, 2022 Greg Robinson, who coached in college and in the NFL, dies at the age of 70. Robinson played college football at Bakersfield Junior College and at the University of the Pacific. He had several stops as a college assistant coach including Pacific, Cal State-Fullerton, NC State and UCLA before moving on to the NFL. He was an assistant coach with three NFL teams between 1990 and 2003, the New York Jets, the Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs, He won two Super Bowls with the Broncos. Robinson then returned to the college ranks, first as an assistant at Texas and then he was the head coach at Syracuse from 2005-2008. He finished his coaching career as an assistant at Texas, Michigan and San Jose State, retiring in 2015.

(Obituary) January 5,  2022 Ralph Neely, an offensive tackle in the NFL for 13 seasons, dies at the age of 78. Neely played college football at Oklahoma and was selected in the second round of the 1965 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Colts. He was also selected in the second round of the 1965 AFL Draft by the Houston Oilers. He chose the Colts, who then traded him to the Dallas Cowboys. He played 13 seasons in the NFL, all with the Cowboys from 1965-1977 and won two Super Bowl.

(Obituary) January 4, 2022 Ross Browner, a defensive end in the NFL for 10 seasons, dies from complications of COVID at the age of 67. Browner played college football at Notre Dame and was the eighth overall pick in the 1978 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals. He played for the Bengals from 1978-1986 and finished his playing career with the Green Bay Packers in 1987.

(Obituary) January 3, 2022 Odell Barry, a wide receiver and kick returner in the NFL for two seasons, dies at the age of 80. Barry played college football at University of Findley in Ohio and was selected in the 19th round of the 1964 AFL Draft by the Denver Broncos. He played in Denver in 1964 and 1965. An injuring in his second season ended his playing career.   

(Obituary) January 1, 2022 Dan Reeves, who played and coach in the NFL, dies at the age of 77. Reeves played college football at South Carolina and signed as an undrafted free agent running back with the Dallas Cowboys in 1965. He played in Dallas from 1965-1972 and helped the team win Super Bowl VI over the Miami Dolphins. He then went into coaching. He was an assistant coach with the Cowboys from 1975-1980 and won a second Super Bowl as an assistant coach when the Cowboys defeated the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XII. Reeves went on to be the head coach of the Broncos from 1981-1992. He was also the head coach of the New York Giants from 1993-1996 and was the head coach and general manager of the Atlanta Falcons from 1997-2003. He participated in nine Super Bowls as a player and a coach.