Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Houston Antwine 1939-2011

This is a name football fans my age and younger are mostly unfamiliar with, especially if you're not from the New England area.  Houston Antwine died Monday of heart failure at the age of 72, ironically the day before his wife would die of lung cancer.
Antwine is a member of the Patriots 50th Anniversary team, as well as a member of the All-Time AFL team.  He played tackle for the Pats from 1961 (the year I was born) until 1971, amassing 39 sacks during that time and along with Jim Lee "Earthquake" Hunt formed a formidable tackle duo during the '60s.  Antwine was a six-time AFL All Star.  He played his college football at Southern Illinois. He was also a nominee, though not selected, for the Patriots Hall of Fame in 2011.
There's some cool old game footage in a short video at this link, which is slightly different than the video below.

In other Patriots "news," enjoy the new sidebar photo, which takes care of two fetishes (at least) in one.

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