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Art Powell dies at 78; led AFL in receiving yards in consecutive seasons
Art Powell dies at 78; led AFL in receiving yards in consecutive seasons

Art Powell, who led the AFL in receiving yards in back-to-back years for the New York Titans and Oakland Raiders, has died. He was 78. Powell died Monday night at his home near San Diego. The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that Powell had been dealing with heart and other health problems and had recently spent a week in the hospital. The Raiders said in a statement that Powell's "strong convictions and athletic prowess helped shape the pro football landscape of the 1960s." Powell, 6 feet 3 and 211 pounds, played 10 years in the NFL and AFL for the Eagles, Titans, Raiders, Bills and Vikings. He led the AFL with 1,130 yards receiving in 1962 for the Titans before joining...

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