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A Former College Football Star, NFL Hall of Famer Died Today

A general view of an Oklahoma Sooners football game.

NORMAN, OK - NOVEMBER 25: The Oklahoma Sooners and West Virginia Mountaineers in between plays at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated West Virginia 59-31. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

A former college football star and NFL Hall of Famer has passed away this morning. He was 84.

Tommy McDonald, an All-American running back/wide receiver at Oklahoma and an NFL star for more than a decade, died this morning. The Professional Football Hall of Fame announced the sad news.

McDonald, a New Mexico native, was a two-time national champion and a two-time consensus All-American with the Sooners. The running back/wide receiver was taken in the third round of the 1957 NFL Draft. He played for the Eagles from 1957-63 and later played for the Cowboys, Rams, Falcons and Browns.

McDonald was a six-time Pro Bowler and a four-time All-Pro. He twice led the NFL in receiving touchdowns.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends. May he rest in peace.