Larry Gordon

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Larry Gordon
Date of birth (1954-07-08)July 8, 1954
Place of birth Monroe, Louisiana
Date of death July 3, 1983(1983-07-03) (aged 28)
Place of death Phoenix, Arizona
Career information
Position(s) Linebacker
College Arizona State
NFL Draft 1976 / Round: 1 / Pick 17
Career history
As player
1976-1982 Miami Dolphins
Career stats

Larry Gordon (July 8, 1954 in Monroe, Louisiana – July 3, 1983 in Phoenix, Arizona) was an American football linebacker who played seven seasons in the National Football League for the Miami Dolphins. He was in the Dolphins' starting lineup from his rookie season until his death.

During his college football career at Arizona State he played alongside future All-American and Dallas Cowboys linebacker, Bob Breunig. Together, they are viewed as the best linebacker tandem to ever play the position at ASU.

He collapsed while jogging in the desert outside Phoenix, Arizona. Gordon died about an hour later at a Phoenix hospital. His death was attributed to heart disease.[1]

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