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Gene Upshaw

AKA Eugene Thurman Upshaw, Jr.

Born: 15-Aug-1945
Birthplace: Robstown, TX
Died: 20-Aug-2008
Location of death: Lake Tahoe, CA
Cause of death: Cancer - Pancreatic

Gender: Male
Religion: Baptist
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Football, Labor Leader
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: NFL Hall-of-Fame Guard, NFLPA Leader

Gene Upshaw was the NFL Players Association leader during the 1987 NFL players strike.

Father: Eugene Upshaw
Mother: Cora
Wife: Jimmye Hill (m. 30-Dec-1967, div., one son)
Son: Eugene III
Wife: Teresa Buich ("Terri", m. 1986, two sons)
Son: Justin
Son: Daniel

    University: Texas A&I University

    Friends of George Allen
    Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
    Pro Football Hall of Fame 1987
    Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1996
    Texas Sports Hall of Fame 2000

    SPORTS FRANCHISE HISTORY
    Oakland Raiders Guard (1967-81)


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