Ex-NFL exec Dick Beam dies

Updated: May 5, 2012, 1:58 PM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- Dick Beam, an assistant on two of Southern California's national championship football teams and later an executive with the Los Angeles Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has died. He was 75.

Beam died of cancer Thursday in the Orange County city of Corona, Calif., the university said.

Beam worked under coach John McKay at USC from 1972 to 1975, spending the first two seasons as a part-time assistant and scout while teaching physical education at a high school. He was ...

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