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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.
(Obituary) January 11, 2023 – Charles White, a running back in the NFL for eight seasons, dies at the age of 64. White played college football at USC and won the 1979 Heisman Trophy. He was also named Rose Bowl MVP twice, in 1979 and 1980. White was selected with the 27th overall pick in the 1980 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns. He played for the Browns from 1980-1984 but missed the 1983 season due to an ankle injury. He finished his playing career with the Los Angeles Rams from 1985-1988 where he played for his old college coach, John Robinson, who was now coaching the Rams.
(Obituary) January 9, 2023 – Ahmaad Galloway, a running back who played briefly in NFL Europe, dies at the age of 42. Galloway played college football at Alabama and was selected in the seventh round of the 2003 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos. He sat out the 2003 NFL season with an injury and was then sent to play for the Scottish Claymores in 2004. Galloway was then traded to the San Diego Chargers and sent to play for the Frankfurt Galaxy in 2005. He was then released by the Chargers and never did play in the NFL.
(Obituary) January 6, 2023 – Frank Molden, a defensive tackle in the NFL for three seasons, dies at the age of 80. Molden played college football at HBCU Jackson State and was selected in the 11th round of the 1965 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was also selected in the fifth round of the 1965 American Football League Draft by the Houston Oilers. He ended up signing with the Los Angeles Rams where he played in 1965. He also played for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1968 and the New York Giants in 1969.
(Obituary) January 6, 2023 – Fred Benners, a quarterback in the NFL for one season, dies at the age of 92. Benners played college football at SMU and was selected in the eighth round of the 1951 NFL Draft by the New York Giants. He played for the Giants in 1952.
(Obituary) January 4, 2023 – Calvin Muhammad, a wide receiver in the NFL for five seasons, dies at the age of 64. Muhammad played college football at Texas Southern University and was selected in the 12th round of the 1980 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders. The Raiders moved to Los Angeles in 1982 and Muhammad played for the Los Angeles Raiders in 1982 and 1983. He won Super Bowl XVIII (18) with the Raiders in his rookie season. He also played for the Washington Redskins in 1984 and 1985 and the San Diego Chargers in 1987.
(Obituary) January 1, 2023 – Art McNally, the first NFL game official to ever be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, dies at the age of 97. McNally started out as a Field Judge in 1959 and then serves as a Referee from 1960-1967. After that, he took the position of NFL Supervisor of Officials until he retired in 1991. After his 1991 retirement, McNally became the Supervisor of Officials for the World League of American Football. He returned to the NFL in 1995 as Assistant Supervisor of Officiating and continued in that role until 2007. From 2007 to 2015, he was an officiating observer and trainer. McNally is a member of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame and was the first recipient of the National Association of Sports Officials “Golden Whistle Award” in 1988. He was a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2022.