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NFL legend Sam Huff has passed away at 87

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

Pro Football Hall of Famer Sam Huff has passed away. He was 87.

An official cause of death has not been announced yet. His daughter Catherine Huff Myers announced his passing. 

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He died in Winchester, Virginia. 

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Huff played college football with the West Virginia Mountaineers. He was later inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. 

He was a third-round draft pick in the 1956 NFL Draft. He played for the New York Giants, where he played from 1956 through 1963. 

After playing for the Giants, he played for the Washington Redskins (now the Washington Football Team) from 1964 through 1967. He returned to the team for the 1969 season. 

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The linebacker was part of the Giants team that won the 1956 NFL Championship. The Giants defeated the Chicago Bears 47-7 at Yankee Stadium in New York. 

He was named to the league’s 1950s All-Decade team. Huff is also inducted into both the Giants and Redskins Ring of Honors. 

In 1982, Huff was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. 

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Following his playing career, Huff went into broadcasting. He began his broadcasting career with the Giants before spending 38-years in the Redskins booth.  

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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