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Norm Snead, Veteran N.F.L. Quarterback, Is Lifeless at 84

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Norm Snead, a Nationwide Soccer League quarterback for 16 seasons within the Sixties and ’70s and a four-time Professional Bowl choice, died on Sunday. He was 84.

A spokesperson for Wake Forest College’s soccer program, the place Snead performed earlier than turning professional, instructed The Related Press on Monday that the varsity realized of Snead’s dying from his household. The trigger and site of his dying weren’t offered.

Snead was the second general decide within the 1961 N.F.L. draft, chosen by Washington. He additionally was taken thirty third by the Buffalo Payments within the American Soccer League draft that 12 months. He selected Washington and performed there for 3 seasons, showing twice within the Professional Bowl, earlier than being traded to the Philadelphia Eagles for the quarterback Sonny Jurgensen and the defensive again Claude Crabb.

Jurgensen, who was with Philadelphia when the Eagles gained the league championship in 1960, grew to become the face of the Washington franchise. He was inducted into the Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame and was a broadcaster for the workforce for many years.

The Eagles by no means reached the playoffs within the seven seasons Snead spent with the workforce. Regardless of that, he was picked for the Professional Bowl in 1965, when he threw for 15 touchdowns and a pair of,346 yards and led a league-high three game-winning drives for a workforce that completed with 5 wins and 9 losses.

He bounced across the league close to the tip of his profession, taking part in one season for the Minnesota Vikings, two and a half for the New York Giants and one and a half for the San Francisco 49ers. He returned to the Giants in 1976 earlier than calling it a profession in 1977.

In 159 profession N.F.L. begins, Snead went 52-100-7 with 196 touchdowns. His 257 interceptions rank sixth on the profession checklist.

At Wake Forest, he earned all-Atlantic Coast Convention honors twice whereas setting greater than a dozen convention data in 1958, 1959 and 1960. After main the convention with seven interceptions in a season, Snead joked, “I couldn’t run and couldn’t get out of my very own manner however may throw the soccer.”

Norman Bailey Snead was born on July 31, 1939, in Halifax County, Va. He performed soccer, basketball and baseball at Warwick Excessive Faculty in Newport Information and was inducted into the Virginia Sports activities Corridor of Fame in 1984.

Data on survivors was not instantly obtainable.