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Eugene Lipscomb
Date of birth: August 9, 1931(1931-08-09)
Place of birth: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Date of death: May 10, 1963 (aged 31)
Career information
Position(s): Defensive lineman
College: None
Organizations
 As player:
1953-1955
1956-1960
1961-1962
Los Angeles Rams
Baltimore Colts
Pittsburgh Steelers
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls: 1958, 1959, 1962
Awards: 1962 Pro Bowl MVP
1959 Pro Bowl MVP
Honors: AP First-team All-Pro (1958, 1959)
NEA First-team All-Pro selection (1958, 1959, 1961)
Playing stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Eugene "Big Daddy" Lipscomb (August 9, 1931 - May 10, 1963) was an American football defensive lineman in the National Football League and a professional wrestler.

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Early life

Born in Uniontown, Alabama, Lipscomb never knew his father, and moved to Detroit with his mother at the age of 3. When he was 11, his mother was murdered in the neighborhood where they lived and he moved in with his maternal grandparents.

Pro career

Lipscomb didn't attend college and was picked up as an undrafted free agent by the Los Angeles Rams. He played for the Rams for three seasons from 1953-1955. He then played for the Baltimore Colts for five seasons. In two of the seasons he played for the Colts, 1958 and 1959, he earned a spot in the Pro Bowl. He then went on to play for the Pittsburgh Steelers for two seasons. During his '59-'60 & '60-'61 off-seasons, Lipscomb worked as a professional wrestler.

Death

On May 10, 1963, Eugene Lipscomb died of an overdose of heroin in the Maryland apartment of Timothy Black.[1]

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