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Pete Lammons

Pete Lammons (Pro football. Born, Crockett, TX, Oct. 20, 1943.) As a linebacker and end at Texas, Pete Spencer Lammons, Jr., attracted only mild interest from pro scouts. Lammons was thought to be too small to be a linebacker and too slow to be an end. He did intercept two passes by Alabama’s Joe Namath […]

Verlon Biggs

Verlon Biggs (Pro football.  Born, Moss Point, MS, Mar. 16, 1943; died, Moss Point, MS, June 7, 1994.)  A third-round draft choice in 1965, Verlon Biggs became a star defensive end for the Jets, especially on the pass rush.  At 6’4”, 270 pounds, Biggs was considered the strongest man on the team by his teammates.  […]

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