Houston Antwine dies at age 72

Updated: December 27, 2011, 4:07 PM ET

Former Patriots defensive tackle Houston Antwine, a six-time American Football League all-star and one of the members of the franchise's 50th anniversary team, died of heart failure on Monday night in Memphis, Tenn., at age 72, the team confirmed.

His wife, Evelyn, died less than 24 hours later of lung cancer. Services and burial have yet to be determined.

Antwine, a pass-rushing specialist, played 11 seasons for the Patriots from 1961-1971, sticking with the team through ...

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