NFL: Legendary Lions C Ed Flanagan dies at 79
Center Ed Flanagan, a four-time Pro Bowl selection, has died, the Detroit Lions announced Wednesday. He was 79.
A cause of death was not released by the team.
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Today the Detroit Lions mourn the passing of Ed Flanagan.
A member of the Detroit Lions All-Time Team, Flanagan appeared in 139 games (139 starts) for the Lions from 1965-74 and was a four-time Pro Bowl selection. pic.twitter.com/BN9hKBbcVN
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) May 10, 2023
Flanagan is a member of the Lions’ all-time team. He played 10 seasons with Detroit from 1965-74, and started all 139 regular-season games he played with the club.
Flanagan made his first Pro Bowl in 1969, the start of four selections in five seasons.
He finished his career with the then-San Diego Chargers, starting 25 of 26 games in two seasons (1975-76).
Flanagan played college football at Purdue. The Lions chose him in the fifth round of the 1965 NFL Draft.
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