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Ex-Notre Dame player, coach Zilly dies

Updated: December 19, 2009, 2:48 PM ET
Associated Press

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- John "Jack" Zilly, who played on two national championship football teams for Notre Dame in the 1940s, has died. He was 88.

The school said Saturday that Zilly died Friday in Narragansett, R.I.

Zilly was a right end on Notre Dame's 1943 championship team. He then joined the Navy and served two years in the Pacific during World War II. He returned to school and celebrated another national title in 1946.

Zilly was a sixth-round draft pick by San Francisco of ...

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