Saturday, July 10, 2010

Former UMass star Milt Morin passes away

Mass reports that former UMass star and NFL All-Pro Milt Morin died Friday at Cooley Dickinson Hospital. He was 67.

He was to be inducted into the College Football Hall-of-Fame next week.

UPDATE: Nothing from UMass or the Hampshire Gazette as yet. This article mentions Milt as one of "A good Hall-of-Fame Class".

UPDATE II Sunday: Two more articles (but not much new information) from the Boston Herald and CBS3 Springfield.

CBS3 has a copy of an image I found yesterday. The image below is available as a authorized print from the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

The caption says "Milt Morin leads Bo Scott on an eight yard gain against the Oakland Raiders" dated October 4, 1971.


Anonymous said...

I was in the same class as Milt, and his death at such a young age is a reminder of how fragile life can be. And to die just before his induction is truly sad. My condolences to his family and his former teammates.

UMass74 said...

Agreed. Sixty-seven is way too soon.

Condolences to his family and friends from the Blog and Mrs. Blog.

Anonymous said...

So true and well put. Very sad. Thanks for the excellent work, Frank.