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Former Colts lineman Preas, who won 2 NFL titles, dies

ROANOKE, Va. -- George Preas, who won two NFL championships
on the offensive line of the old Baltimore Colts, has died. He was
73.

Preas, who had Parkinson's Disease, died Saturday. He had been
living in a nursing home.

Preas played for the Colts from 1955-65. Baltimore beat the New
York Giants for the NFL title in 1958 and 1959.

His teammates on those teams included running back Lenny Moore,
quarterback Johnny Unitas, receiver Raymond Berry, left tackle Jim
Parker, defensive tackle Art Donovan and defensive end Gino
Marchetti.

"He was one of the unsung heroes of the offensive line,"
Moore, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, said Saturday in
an interview with The Roanoke Times. "Very seldom did they mention
George Preas' name, but he was taking care of business, man. He was
a damn good lineman. That's why I'm still walking. He was a rock
over there."

At Virginia Tech, Preas played offensive and defensive tackle.