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  • John Mackey dies at 69; NFL Hall of Famer revolutionized tight end position

    John Mackey dies at 69; NFL Hall of Famer revolutionized tight end position
    John Mackey, who helped revolutionize the NFL's tight end position and whose post-football struggles with dementia became emblematic of the brutality of the game, has died. He was 69.
  • Friends, fans and teammates pay respects to John Mackey

    Friends, fans and teammates pay respects to John Mackey
    Kevin Mackey surveyed the room filled with former Baltimore Colts who'd come to pay homage to his late father, John Mackey, and shook his head. "I'm blown away," he said. "The fact that all of these players would show up tells me that they had a lot of...

    John Mackey: A revolutionary player on the field, a true force off of it

    John Mackey: A revolutionary player on the field, a true force off of it
    In death, legendary Baltimore Colts tight end John Mackey will undoubtedly be remembered for how he played the game. The 6-foot, 2-inch, 230-pounder who played from 1963 to 1972 set the standard for his position, combining speed and power like no tight...

    Legendary Colts tight end John Mackey dies at 69

    Legendary Colts tight end John Mackey dies at 69
    John Mackey changed the game of football on and off the field. The former Baltimore Colt brought grace to a position that had been known for its brutality, and he made the first real headway in the NFL players' fight to earn a more equal share of the pie....

    Colts Hall of Famers set to reunite for Sports Legends induction

    Colts Hall of Famers set to reunite for Sports Legends induction
    Sitting on stage alongside his aging teammates, having dinner during the Sports Legend Museum induction at Martin's West Tuesday night, 85-year-old Gino Marchetti will chew on this: "It's amazing to me that, after all these years, people are still...