In 1991, just shy of his 60th birthday, Tom Catlin suffered two heart attacks in the same week. At age 66, Fritz Shurmur succumbed to cancer in the summer of 1999. Early in 2003, Steve Sidwell, 58 years old and barely into retirement, had a stroke. Last month, Ray Rhodes, 54, was stricken by a stroke as well.
The four men had at least two things in common: They lived in the Seattle area and were, at various points, all assistant coaches on the Seattle Seahawks' staff.
The locale likely ...
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