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10/14/2010

Woody Peoples, former Pro Bowl lineman, dies at 67

October 14, 2010 | 12:25 pm

Peoples Woody Peoples, a former Pro Bowl offensive lineman who played for the San Francisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles from 1968 to 1980, died Tuesday in his hometown of Birmingham, Ala. He was 67. No cause was given.

Peoples was a starting guard for the Eagles in Super Bowl XV in 1981 when Philadelphia lost to the Oakland Raiders.

He played in 168 NFL games with the Eagles and 49ers and was named to the Pro Bowl in 1972 and 1973.

Peoples was originally signed by San Francisco as a free agent from Grambling State University. He spent two years in the Army before joining the 49ers in 1968. Peoples signed with the Eagles as a free agent in 1978.

--Associated Press

Photo: Woody Peoples in 1981. Credit: Associated Press

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