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Former college football star Ed Dyas dies at 71

January 23, 2011 |  9:22 pm

College Football Hall of Famer and former Auburn star Ed Dyas has died after a long battle with cancer.

Dyas died Sunday, Auburn officials said. He was 71. No other details were available.

A fullback, linebacker and kicker, Dyas was fourth in the 1960 Heisman Trophy balloting and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2009. He finished his career as Auburn's No. 6 leading rusher with 1,298 yards, leading the Tigers in rushing and scoring as a senior.

Dyas was also a three-time academic All-American who opted for medical school instead of a professional football career. He became an orthopedic surgeon in his hometown of Mobile, Ala.

-- Associated Press