Lou Michaels, Col­lege Foot­ball Hall of Famer, dies at age 80

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - OBITUARIES - THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

Lou Michaels, a two-time Al­lAmer­ica tackle at Ken­tucky and Col­lege Foot­ball Hall of Famer, has died. He was 80.

Michaels’ daugh­ter, Michele Gro­chocki, in Swoy­ersville, Penn­syl­va­nia, con­firmed his death Tues­day.

Michaels had pan­cre­atic can­cer, she said.

Michaels was an As­so­ci­ated Press All-Amer­i­can first team se­lec­tion in 1956 and ‘57 dur­ing the era of one-pla­toon foot­ball. Be­sides play­ing on the of­fen­sive and de­fen­sive lines, he was also a place­kicker and punter for the Wild­cats.

Ken­tucky re­tired Michaels’ No. 79 jersey in 1990.

“UK Ath­let­ics has lost one of our all-time greats in the pass­ing of Lou Michaels,” Ken­tucky ath­letic di­rec­tor Mitch Barn­hart said in a re­lease.

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