Howard “Hopalong” Cassady has died

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

College Football legend Howard “Hopalong” Cassady has died. He was 85.

He died in Tampa, Florida early Friday morning, according to WBNS TV. His funeral will be in Columbus, Ohio.

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Cassady played for the Ohio State Buckeyes as a college football player. He won the prestigious Heisman Trophy in 1955.

He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1979.

After playing college football, he was drafted by the Detroit Lions with the third overall pick in 1956 NFL Draft. Besides playing for the Lions, he also played for the Cleveland Browns and the Philadelphia Eagles.

Cassady won the 1957 NFL Championship with the Lions. He played eight seasons in the NFL.

He is survived by his wife Barb. The couple were married 43 years.

They also had three children.

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