Ex-lineman Teeuws dies at 79

Updated: July 18, 2006, 1:05 PM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- Len Teeuws, who spent six seasons as an offensive and defensive linemen for the Los Angeles Rams and Chicago, has died. He was 79.

Teeuws, who died Friday, was a longtime activist in the retired players wing of the NFL Players Association. His death was announced by the NFLPA.

Teeuws played at Tulane and was drafted by the Rams in 1952. He was an offensive and defensive tackle for two seasons before being traded to Chicago, where he played for four years.

Following his NFL career, he was an executive for TIC International Corp., an actuarial firm in Indianapolis.

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