Former NFL player Jimmy Orr has died

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Former NFL player Jimmy Orr has passed away. He was 85.

An official cause of death has not been announced yet. He reportedly passed away on Tuesday night.

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Death Candle (Photo by Pixabay)

“Rest in peace to another NFL legend, JIMMY ORR,” Colts owner Jim Irsay said in a tweet. “Jimmy led the NFL in yards per reception three times during his 13 years in the league, and “Orr’s Corner” in the south end zone at Baltimore’s Memorial Stadium was sacred ground. Our condolences to Jimmy’s family.”

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Orr was a 25th round pick by the Los Angeles Rams in the 1957 NFL Draft. Yet, he never played in a game with the Rams.

He played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Colts. He played three seasons for the Steelers, before playing for the Colts for a decade.

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The Seneca, South Carolina native played in the league from 1958 through 1970. He appeared in 149 games, including 126 starts.

He had 400 receptions for 7,914 yards and 66 touchdowns. Orr also had 15 carries for 122 yards.

During his career, Orr was a two-time Pro Bowler. He also was a one-time All-Pro.

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In addition, he was a one-time NFL Champion and a one-time Super Bowl winner. He also was the 1958 Associated Press Offensive Player of the Year.

“My wonderful friend/teammate Jimmy Orr died last night,” former College Football Coach Bill Curry said in a tweet. “He was one of those few men who could find the good when the rest of us could not. As a WR no one could cover him-He quietly put up incredible numbers, and didn’t know it! Thanks Jimmy, Love you Man.”

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