Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Some not so good news on a former Spartan

NFL and it's problems with concussions and brain trauma has been all over the news lately.  Rightfully so, as we all need to be fully aware of this issue and find some solutions.  One of the former NFL players who has recently discovered to have a chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is former Spartan Joe DeLamielleure.
1974 Topps

DeLamielleure was an All American offensive lineman for Michigan State in 1972 and went to play in the NFL from 1973-1985.  He was named to Pro Bowl six times and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of fame in 2003.
Above is his 1974 Topps rookie card.  During his time in Buffalo, he was the Buffalo offensive line that was dubbed the "Electric Company", as they were the ones that turned "The Juice" (O.J. Simpson) on.

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