Otto Schnellbacher dies; starred with Giants, Jayhawks

Updated: March 10, 2008, 5:05 PM ET
Associated Press

TOPEKA, Kan. -- Otto Schnellbacher, a two-sport star at Kansas who went on to play defensive back for the New York Giants and spend a season in the NBA in 1949, died Monday. He was 84.

His death was announced by the University of Kansas, where he was captain of the football and basketball teams. Kansas basketball coach Bill Self said Schellbacher had cancer.

"We lost one of KU's all-time greats. He was a KU legend," said Self, who last saw Schnellbacher and his wife in February. ...

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