Don Looney of the Pittsburgh Steelers--former record holder in receptions--dead at 98. He had to be about the oldest NFL player around .
That does seem like a shocking age for NFL until you remember he's from the pre-roid days.
You ever seen the episode of The Simpsons where they go to the Superbowl? ("Sunday Cruddy Sunday") There's a great gag along those lines.
Also, love the guy's name...