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Ray Nagel dies at 87; former UCLA quarterback, Rams exec
Ray Nagel dies at 87; former UCLA quarterback, Rams exec

Ray Nagel, a UCLA quarterback in the 1940s who became a college football coach and athletic director before a stint in the front office of the Los Angeles Rams in the 1980s, has died. He was 87. Nagel died Jan. 15 in San Antonio, according to the University of Iowa, where he had been head coach from 1966 to 1970. No cause was given. A Los Angeles native whose father owned a bakery at the Farmer's Market, Nagel was a star quarterback at Los Angeles High School. He played at UCLA from 1946 to 1949, first as a quarterback in a T-formation, and in 1948 broke the Bruins' single-season pass completion record held by Bob Waterfield. His last season was the first for Coach Red...

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