|Birth: ||Aug. 1, 1949|
|Death: ||Sep. 29, 2009|
Professional Football Player. For nine seasons (1972 to 1980), he played at the linebacker position in the Canadian Football League with the British Columbia Lions, Toronto Argonauts, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Ottawa Rough Riders and Calgary Stampeders. He attended Englewood High School (Jacksonville, Florida) and played collegiate football at the University of Tennessee where he achieved All-Southeastern Conference status in 1971. Nettles was chosen by the Miami Dolphins during the 6th round of the 1972 NFL Draft. However, he opted for a career in the CFL. Among his highlights include three-time All Star selection (1972 to 1974) and recipient of the Schenley Most Outstanding Lineman Award (1973). He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2005. He died from lung and liver cancer. (bio by: C.S.)
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Record added: Sep 30, 2009
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