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The Death of Bobby Phills

January 12, 2000 – Bobby Ray Phills II was an American professional basketball player for the National Basketball Association’s Cleveland Cavaliers and Charlotte Hornets. While a member of the Charlotte Hornets, Phills was killed in an automobile accident in Charlotte, North Carolina.


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Todd Dunivant

December 26, 1980 – Todd Dunivant is an American soccer player who currently plays for Los Angeles Galaxy in Major League Soccer.


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Joe Paterno

December 21, 1926 – Joseph Vincent “Joe” Paterno sometimes referred to as “JoePa,” was an American college football coach who was the head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions from 1966 to 2011.


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Warren Sapp

December 19, 1972 – Warren Carlos Sapp is a former American college and professional football player who was defensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for thirteen seasons. He played college football for the University of Miami Hurricanes, was recognized as a consensus All-American and won multiple awards. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 1995 NFL Draft as the 12th overall pick, and played professionally for the Buccaneers and the Oakland Raiders of the NFL. He spent nine seasons with the Buccaneers where he earned seven trips to the Pro Bowl and a Super Bowl ring in 2002. He moved to the Raiders in 2004.


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Mo Williams

December 19, 1982 – Maurice “Mo” Williams is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association. After a successful high school career at Murrah High School, Williams attended college at the University of Alabama where he led his team as a freshman to a 27-8 record, and also shared an SEC regular season championship.


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Archie Moore

December 13, 1913 – Archie Moore was an American professional boxer and the Light Heavyweight World Champion (1952–1959 and 1961), who had one of the longest professional careers in the history of the sport. Nicknamed “The Old Mongoose,” Moore holds the record for the most career knockouts (131). He ranks #4 on The Ring’s list of “100 greatest punchers of all time,” and is rated by prominent boxing website BoxRec as the greatest pound-for-pound boxer of all-time.


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John Salmons

December 12, 1979 – John Rashall Salmons is an American professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the NBA. He played college basketball at the University of Miami.


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Ronnie Brown

December 12, 1981 – Ronnie G. Brown, Jr. is an American football running back for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). After graduating from Cartersville High School in Georgia, Brown attended Auburn University to play college football for the Auburn Tigers. Brown was drafted second overall by the Miami Dolphins in the 2005 NFL Draft.


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Terrell Owens

December 7, 1973 – Terrell Eldorado Owens is an American football wide receiver for the National Football League (NFL) who is currently a free agent. A six-time Pro Bowl selection, Owens holds or shares several National Football League records, and features in the all-time top-five in several receiving categories, including yards and touchdowns.


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Larry Bird

December 7, 1956 – Larry Joe Bird is an American former NBA basketball player, coach, and team president. Drafted into the NBA sixth overall by the Boston Celtics in 1978, Bird started at small forward and power forward for thirteen seasons.