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Jim Clack, Former Steelers and Giants Lineman, Dies at 58

Jim Clack, a star offensive guard in the 1970s, has died at age 58.

Jim Clack, a guard on two Super Bowl-winning Pittsburgh Steelers teams in the 1970s, died Friday of heart failure. He was 58. Clack had fought neck and throat cancer for about four years before his death at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro, his wife, Susan, said.

Clack, who helped the Steelers win Super Bowls after the 1974 and 1975 seasons, played in 146 NFL games between 1971 and 1981. He played for Pittsburgh for seven season before joining the New York Giants in 1978 and playing for four more years.

Born in Rocky Mount, Clack attended Wake Forest and entered the school’s hall of fame in 1991. He was inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame in 2004. He returned to North Carolina after his football career, developing commercial and residential real estate and owning a restaurant. He started a sales training business and worked as a motivational speaker.

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Heh – can’t believe that one didn’t come past my desk.

Then again, I spent most of the weekend outside.

Posted by Brandon Minich | April 10, 2006 | 11:02 am | Permalink

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