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Don Paul dies at 89; helped L.A. Rams to NFL championship
Don Paul dies at 89; helped L.A. Rams to NFL championship

Don Paul, a fierce football player for UCLA in the 1940s who went on to help the Los Angeles Rams win an NFL championship, has died. He was 89. Paul died of respiratory failure Nov. 8 in Woodland Hills after an extended illness, his family announced. The 6-foot-1, 225-pound Paul earned a UCLA football letter in each of four seasons — 1943, '44, '46 and '47 — with his Bruin career split by Navy service during World War II. He played center and linebacker, was chosen team captain three times and, according to UCLA, was the first freshman player to be named team captain. He was named to the All-Pacific Coast Conference team in 1946 and '47 and second-team...

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