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Gene Upshaw

( American football defender)

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Eugene Thurman Upshaw Jr. was born on 15 August 1945 in the city Robstaun Texas in the United States of America. After high school, Gene attended the Texas College Kingsvilskom A & T, where he was a member of the Students' Society 'Alpha Psi-Alpha'. This was the first in the history of America's student society for African-Americans. While still in college, Eugene started to play football for the team 'Oakland Raiders' and, incidentally, has not left her even once for all fifteen years of his sporting career. Three times he became the holder of the prestigious Cup 'Super Bowls', . in the 1967th, . 1976-th and 1980th years and officially recognized as the only player in the history of American football, . who have earned such an achievement, . playing with the same team,
. In the 1969th year, Gene Upshaw (Gene Upshaw) was in the symbolic team 'all stars'. Even after the end of his sporting career, in the 1999th year, the magazine 'The Sporting News' named Gina 62nd number in the rating of one hundred of the greatest football players.

. But even after a sports career, Gene Upshaw (Gene Upshaw) is not severed its relationship with American football
. He became an active member of the union of American football players in the 1987th year after an unsuccessful strike, became chairman of the trade union committee. This post is a former fubolist served until his death, in the 2008th year.

. In mid-August of the year 2008 Gene Upshaw (Gene Upshaw) was resting with his family, his wife Terri and sons Eugene Third, Justin and Daniel, in his home in Lake Tahoe
. Suddenly, he felt ill and was urgently hospitalized. Doctors discovered he had an incurable disease - cancer of the pancreas.

August 17, 2008 On Gene Upshaw (Gene Upshaw) died in hospital. His bust and football attributes exhibited in the Hall of Fame American football. In season games 2008-2009-th years no player wore a T-shirt with his favorite number '63 '- in memory of the great players. On the field his own team vystrizheny huge numbers '63 '. The whole life of Gene Upshaw (Gene Upshaw) was associated with that number - the number of T-shirt, year of graduation and:. he died at the age of 63 years.


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