Gone but will never forgotten. R.I.P. Nate
- Aug 13, 1998
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- Anniston, AL
<TABLE style="MARGIN: 0px; WIDTH: 0px; BORDER-COLLAPSE: collapse; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff"><TBODY><TR><TD style="PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 0px; FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 11px; PADDING-BOTTOM: 5px; PADDING-TOP: 5px">Gene Upshaw played 15 seasons with the Raiders and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1987.</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
NEW YORK -- Gene Upshaw, the Hall of Fame guard who during a quarter century as union head helped get NFL players free agency and the riches that came with it, has died. He was 63.
Upshaw died Wednesday night at his home in Lake Tahoe, Calif., of pancreatic cancer, which was diagnosed only last Sunday, the NFL Players Association said Thursday. His wife Terri and sons Eugene Jr., Justin and Daniel were by his side.NFL.com