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East Texan, former NFL standout dies at 77

East Texan, former NFL standout dies at 77
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POSTED: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 3:55pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 5:30pm

Dave Lloyd, who grew up in Gladewater, went on to play 12 seasons in the National Football League and later returned to East Texas where he owned and operated a construction company, died on Saturday at his Gladewater home.

He was 77.

Born in Supulpa, Oklahoma, Lloyd attended Gladewater High School and Darlington Prep before receiving his diploma from Staunton Military Academy. He started his college career at Texas Tech, but later transferred to the University of Georgia.

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