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Former NFL Player Dick James Dies

July 2, 2000

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) _ Dick James, the former University of Oregon and Washington Redskins running back, died of prostate cancer Wednesday at Providence Medford Medical Center. He was 66.

James, one of the NFL’s smallest players at 5-foot-9 and 175 pounds, played for the Redskins from 1956-63, spent 1964 with the New York Giants and played four games for Minnesota in 1965.

James, who played both offense and defense, rushed for 1,930 yards and added 1,669 yards receiving. He also had 12 interceptions and returned punts and kickoffs.

He is a member of the University of Oregon Sports Hall of Fame and the Washington Redskins Hall of Stars.

Funeral arrangements are pending. James is survived by his wife, Jeanne.

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