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Former Auburn star Ed Dyas dies

Source: www.footballfoundation.org Source: www.footballfoundation.org

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - College Football Hall of Famer and former Auburn star Ed Dyas has died after a long battle with cancer.

Auburn officials said the 71-year-old Dyas died Sunday. No further details were immediately available.

The fullback, linebacker and kicker was fourth in the 1960 Heisman Trophy balloting and was inducted into the Hall in 2009.

Dyas finished his career as Auburn's No. 6 leading rusher with 1,298 yards, leading the Tigers in rushing and scoring as a senior.

Dyas was also a three-time academic All-American who opted for medical school instead of pursuing a professional football career.

He became an orthopedic surgeon in his hometown of Mobile, Ala.     

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.

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