Gene Upshaw

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Birthday
15, 1945
Birthplace
Robstown, TX
Death Date
Aug 20, 2008 (63)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
15, 1945
Birthplace
Robstown, TX
Death Date
Aug 20, 2008 (63)

About

Hall of Fame offensive guard for the Oakland Raiders from 1967 until 1981. He is widely regarded as one of the NFL's all-time greatest linemen.

Before Fame

He joined the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity while attending Texas A&M University-Kingsville, which was known at the time as Texas A&I University.

Trivia

He played in the Super Bowl in three different decades--1967, 1976, and 1980.

Family Life

He had his first son, Eugene III, with his first wife Jimmye Hill.

Associated With

He and Jerry Rice were the first two players to participate in the Super Bowl in three different decades.

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