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Charlie Powell dies at 82; NFL player who boxed Ali, Patterson
Charlie Powell dies at 82; NFL player who boxed Ali, Patterson

Charlie Powell sacked Detroit Lions quarterback Bobby Layne 10 times in one NFL game and fought Muhammad Ali and Floyd Patterson near their time as heavyweight boxing champions. After leaving San Diego High School as the most decorated athlete ever to play in the city, Powell rejected a tryout invitation from the Harlem Globetrotters and football scholarship offers from Notre Dame and UCLA, then walked away after one minor league baseball season upon realizing his sporting riches would be elsewhere. Powell, 82, of Altadena, died Monday in San Diego, two days after being hospitalized for dehydration while attending a family reunion with his wife of 60 years, Erma. "You talk to...

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