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Oldest Living NFL Player Passes On

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This handsome, rambunctious gentleman is Sam Dana, a former college football player for Columbia who died yesterday at the age of 104. He was the oldest living former professional player.

Dana played with Lou Gehrig — see, now that's cool, having played a sport with Lou Gehrig — at Columbia and spent one season with the football New York Yankees in 1928. No one knew he had played pro ball until four years ago, when he came across a listing of himself in an NFL encyclopedia.

We mourn his passing and congratulate him on his immediate signing to the Knicks 12-man roster.

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NFL's Oldest Alum Passes [Ivy League Sports]

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