Faulkner had 53-year career in the NFL, 43 of them with the Rams

Updated: September 29, 2008, 5:05 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- Jack Faulkner, a longtime executive with the St. Louis Rams and coach of the Denver Broncos in 1962 and 1963, has died. He was 82.

He died Sunday night in Newport Beach, Calif., the Rams said.

"I can't overstate the significance he played in the history of the Rams," said Rams owner Chip Rosenbloom, adding he had known Faulkner since he was 8 years old. "We lost really one of the great connections to our past."

Faulkner had a 53-year career in the NFL. He joined ...

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