MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Bob McNamara, an All-American football player for Minnesota in the 1950s and later a major fundraiser for the university, has died. He was 82.
The university announced McNamara’s death on Monday. The school says McNamara died after a long illness on Sunday night.READ MORE: At Duluth's Rose Garden, Thousands Of Vibrant Flowers Are Uniquely Situated On Lake Superior's Shore
McNamara played for the Gophers from 1951-54. He was an All-American halfback and the team MVP in 1954. He played professionally for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in Canada and the Denver Broncos in the AFL.READ MORE: COVID Community Test Sites In Mpls., St. Paul, Bloomington To Close By End Of The Week
After his playing career was over, McNamara was one of the school’s leading fundraisers. He played a big role in raising money for the new outdoor football stadium.
McNamara is survived by his wife, Annette, and three children.MORE NEWS: Twin Cities Among Metro Areas Included In Biden Plan To Curb Violent Crime
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