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Former Skins Punter Eagle Day Dies at 75


Former Redskins punter Eagle Day, a quarterback at Mississippi in the 1950s whose first college pass went for a 63-yard touchdown, died. He was 75. Day died Friday at his daughter’s home in Nashville after a short unspecified illness, the university said. He played two seasons with the Redskins as a punter. Day spent 12 seasons in the Canadian Football League, where he was All-Pro in 1961 and 1962.

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One Response to “Former Skins Punter Eagle Day Dies at 75”

  1. Eagle and I grew up together in Columbia, and stayed in very close touch through all these years. Eagle scored big in athletics and in life. Whenever I wanted advice from someone whose opinion I respected, I went to him. Unfailingly, he offered his wise guidance and genuine support. Now I think of what Vince Lombardi said about the Green Bay Packers–“We never lost a game, sometimes the clock just ran out.” He was a winner in all he did. I’m so grateful for his lifelong friendship.

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