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All-American Billy Hobbs was 57

8/22/2004 - Texas A&M Aggies

SAN ANTONIO -- Billy Hobbs, a two-time All-America linebacker at Texas A&M who spent three years in the NFL, died in a mo-ped accident Saturday morning. He was 57.

Hobbs apparently ran a red light in his mo-ped and was struck by a vehicle, according to a police report. Pieces of the mo-ped and his broken sunglasses landed in the crosswalk north of the
intersection, the San Antonio Express-News reported Saturday in its online editions.

As a junior in 1967, he was named the Southwest Conference defensive player of the year. That season, he helped the Aggies to a conference championship and a Cotton Bowl win over Alabama.

He spent three seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles and later became a minister at the Alamo City Baptist Church.

Hobbs had recently founded a San Antonio-area missionary group called the Mercy Foundation. He had traveled to Kenya, India and Haiti for missionary work this year.