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Coy Bacon dies at 66; defensive lineman was named to three Pro Bowls
Coy Bacon dies at 66; defensive lineman was named to three Pro Bowls

Coy Bacon, a standout defensive lineman for the then-Los Angeles Rams as well as for the Chargers, Bengals and Redskins, and who was named to three Pro Bowls during his 14-year career, died Monday at his home in Ironton, Ohio, according to the Cincinnati Bengals. He was 66. The cause of death was not reported. "He was the best pass rusher I ever saw," Bengals radio analyst Dave Lapham said of the 6-foot-4, 270-pound Bacon. "He always gained ground . . . never wasted any steps. He could make you miss," Lapham, a former offensive lineman, told the Cincinnati Enquirer some years ago. "He had a very nimble body for a guy his size." Bacon was born Lander McCoy...

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