Tom Fears

Tom Fears

Guadalajara, Guadalajara Municipality, Jalisco, Mexico
Death 4 Jan 2000 (aged 77)
Palm Desert, Riverside County, California, USA
Burial Lake Forest, Orange County, California, USA
Memorial ID 14756820 · View Source
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Professional Football Player. He was a wide receiver for the Los Angeles Rams, playing nine seasons from 1948 to 1956. During his first three seasons, he led all NFL receivers in catches and broke the league's single-season record with 77 catches in 1949. The record would be short-lived as he increased that mark to 84 during the 1950 NFL season, including a then-record 18 catches in one game against the Green Bay Packers on November 12, 1950. In 1970, Fears was recognized for his professional playing career when he was selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, spending the final six years of his life battling the disease.

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  • Originally Created by: Matt Morentin
  • Added: 27 Jun 2006
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Tom Fears (3 Dec 1922–4 Jan 2000), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14756820, citing Ascension Cemetery, Lake Forest, Orange County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .