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Ron Meyer, who coached the 'Pony Express' at SMU and won an NFL game with an improvised snowplow, dies at 76

Ron Meyer, who coached the 'Pony Express' at SMU and won an NFL game with an improvised snowplow, dies at 76

Ron Meyer, the football coach behind Southern Methodist U​​​​​​​niversity's powerhouse "Pony Express" teams who later called for a snowplow to clear a spot so the New England Patriots could kick a winning field goal in one of the NFL's memorable moments, has died. He was 76.

Meyer died Tuesday after collapsing with an aortic aneurysm while playing golf in the Austin suburb of Lakeway, his family said in a statement.

"It's no accident that at every stop he coached down-trodden teams to great heights. He gave them hope. They believed in him. And he showed them the way," Meyer’s family said.

"Devastated to hear the passing of my coach and great...

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