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 John Thomas Gordy

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John Thomas Gordy

  • Birth 17 Jun 1935 Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 30 Jan 2009 Orange, Orange County, California, USA
  • Burial Corona del Mar, Orange County, California, USA
  • Plot Garden of Valor, Lot 144, Grave D
  • Memorial ID 33439782

Professional Football Player. He played at the guard position for ten seasons (1957 to 1967) in the National Football League with the Detroit Lions. He was a member of the 1957 NFL Champion Lions' team. His other notable career highlights include five-time All-Pro recognition (1963 to 1967) and three-time Pro Bowl selection (1963 to 1965). After playing collegiate football at the University of Tennessee, he was chosen by the Lions in the 2nd round of the 1957 NFL Draft and appeared in 134 career regular season games. Gordy helped establish the NFL Players Association and served as their president. He appeared as himself in the motion picture "Paper Lion" (1968). He died from pancreatic cancer.

Bio by: C.S.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 1 Feb 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 33439782
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Thomas Gordy (17 Jun 1935–30 Jan 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 33439782, citing Pacific View Memorial Park, Corona del Mar, Orange County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .