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A Legendary College Football Player Has Died Today

first_imgGeneral view of Michigan Stadium during the Michigan Football Spring Game on April 1, 2016 at Michigan Stadium.ANN ARBOR, MI – APRIL 01: General view of Michigan Stadium during the Michigan Football Spring Game on April 1, 2016 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Ahead of today’s game against Rutgers, Michigan announced that a former Wolverines star passed away this week. Former standout running back Ron Johnson passed away this week after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease.Johnson was 71-years-old. He became the first African American to be named a Michigan captain when he was selected by his teammates ahead of the 1968 season.During the 1968 season, Johnson racked up 1,391 yards and 19 touchdowns on the ground and still holds a Michigan record for touchdowns in a season. In that season he recorded a Michigan-record 347 rushing yards against Wisconsin.Michigan paid tribute to its former star on Twitter.Before today’s game, we are saddened to announce that former standout running back Ron Johnson passed away early this morning following a long battle with Alzheimer’s.RELEASE »— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) November 10, 2018After his stellar Michigan career, the Cleveland Browns made Johnson a first-round pick in the 1969 NFL draft. He played seven NFL seasons – six of which came with the New York Giants.During his NFL career, Johnson racked up over 4,000 rushing yards, nearly 2,000 receiving yards, and 45 total touchdowns.Our thoughts are with the Johnson family.[Michigan]last_img read more

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Seven suffocated to death while cleaning hotel sewer in Gujarats Vadodara

first_imgVadodara: Seven persons, including four sanitation workers, died due to asphyxiation on Saturday while cleaning sewer of a hotel in Gujarat’s Vadodara district, officials said. The incident happened at a hotel in Fartikui village in Dabhoi tehsil, about 30 km from Vadodara city. Three employees of the hotel were also among those killed. “When one sanitation worker failed to come out of the manhole, others went inside. All of them died due to asphyxiation,” district collector Kiran Zaveri told PTI.last_img read more

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Flensburg confirms Petar Djordjic move to HSV Hamburg at season end

SG Flensburg confirmed that one of their most perspective players will be moving to HSV Hamburg. Petar Djordjic, who has suffered a heavy injury this season which will keep him out for about 6 months will be moving to Hamburg at the end of the season. The 22-year old Serbian international has signed a four-year deal with HSV, to expire on 30th June 2017.In 2012 he won the EHF Cup and finished 2nd in the Bundesliga behind THW Kiel. He joined SG Flensburg on 1st February 2010 from HSG Wetzlar. Djordjic and SG Flensburg are hoping that they will part ways with at least some title won this season.source: ← Previous Story Hungary (Round 14): Prodanovic and Ancsin lead Pick Szeged past Cegledi Next Story → EURO 2012: Norway gives a lesson to France – Serbian girls missed +5 against Sweden djordjicFlensburgHamburgHSVHSV HamburgpetarSG FlensburgTHW Kiel read more