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Ben Davidson dies at 72; Oakland Raider, fixture in beer commercials
Ben Davidson dies at 72; Oakland Raider, fixture in beer commercials

Ben Davidson, an iconic face of the 1960s-era Oakland Raiders and later a popular fixture in Miller Lite TV commercials, has died. He was 72. Davidson, who had been receiving treatment for prostate cancer, died Monday night, former Raiders coach John Madden reported on KCBS radio in San Francisco. If the late Al Davis was the creator of the renegade Raiders, then Davidson could be considered one of the founding fathers, cutting a larger-than-life swath with his handlebar mustache and intimidating 6-foot-8 physical presence at defensive end. His 11-year professional football career started in Green Bay with the Packers. After one season there and two with the Washington Redskins, it took...

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