Child Testifies in Sexual Assault Trial of Former NFL Player

Thomas Allen Burke

DULUTH, MN (trfnews.i234.me) – In a poignant testimony on Thursday, January 25, a young girl bravely took the stand in a Duluth courtroom to recount her alleged sexual assault by Thomas Allen Burke, a 47-year-old former professional football player. The girl, who was 7 at the time of the alleged incidents, detailed to jurors how… Continue reading Child Testifies in Sexual Assault Trial of Former NFL Player

Quarterback who led the Browns to an NFL title dies at 87 – .

354 Frank Ryan was a three-time Pro Bowl quarterback in the NFL who led the Cleveland Browns to their most recent title in 1964, before retiring to become a mathematician and creator of the first electric voting system utilized by the U.S. Congress.  Frank Ryan’s legacy  Ryan was a football great for the Cleveland Browns,… Continue reading Quarterback who led the Browns to an NFL title dies at 87 – .

13-year veteran of the NFL dies at 70 – .

252 Russ Francis was a 13-year veteran of the NFL who played tight end for the New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers before becoming a professional wrestler with the American Wrestling Association (AWA) and National Wrestling Alliance (NWA).  Russ Francis’s legacy  Hailing from Oahu, Hawai’i, Francis spent much of his time in high school… Continue reading 13-year veteran of the NFL dies at 70 – .

former NFL wide receiver dies at 36 – .

337 Mike Williams was an NFL wide receiver who played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Buffalo Bills before retiring in 2016 as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs.  Mike Williams’ legacy  A star athlete at Riverside Institute of Technology high school in Buffalo, Williams went to Syracuse and led his team as a… Continue reading former NFL wide receiver dies at 36 – .

NFL running back dies at 28 – .

759 Alex Collins was a former running back for the Seattle Seahawks and Baltimore Ravens whose interest in Irish step dancing drew social media attention.  Alex Collins’ legacy  Collins was a star athlete at South Plantation High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, lettering in four sports, being named Broward County Player of the Year, leading… Continue reading NFL running back dies at 28 – .

NFL cornerback dies at 80 – .

83 Miller Farr was an NFL cornerback with teams including the San Diego Chargers and Houston Oilers.  Miller Farr’s legacy  Farr played both football and track at Wichita State University before being chosen in the first round of the 1965 AFL draft by the Denver Broncos. He remained in the AFL through the 1970 merger… Continue reading NFL cornerback dies at 80 – .

NFL Hall of Famer dies at 81 – .

91 Bob Brown was an offensive tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles, Los Angeles Rams, and Oakland Raiders in the 1960s and ’70s.  Bob Brown’s legacy  Brown played college football at the University of Nebraska, where he was an All-American in his senior year. The Cornhuskers later retired his No. 64 jersey. The Eagles chose him… Continue reading NFL Hall of Famer dies at 81 – .

inventor of NFL touchdown spike dies at 82 – .

60 Homer Jones was a Pro Bowl wide receiver for the New York Giants widely credited as the inventor of the NFL touchdown spike, one of the most recognizable celebrations in sports.  Homer Jones’ legacy  A two-time Pro Bowl wide receiver originally hailing from Pittsburg, Texas, Jones started out by playing for Texas Southern College… Continue reading inventor of NFL touchdown spike dies at 82 – .