Sammy Baugh
Sammy Baugh dies at 94; NFL star led Washington Redskins to 2 titles

Slingin' Sammy Baugh, a record-setting passer, punter and defensive back who led the Washington Redskins to two National Football League championships in 16 seasons and whose wide-open style of play helped usher professional football into the modern era, died Dec. 17 at Fisher County Memorial Hospital in Rotan, Texas. He was 94. Baugh, a charter member of the NFL Hall of Fame, had lived for the last few years at a nursing home in the small West Texas town of Jayton, about 30 miles from his beloved Double Mountain Ranch. His daughter-in-law, Jean Baugh, said he died of kidney failure and pneumonia. Doctors told her his body just wore out. Sportswriter Dan Jenkins, who saw Baugh play at...