Former NFL center and American football player Lenn Hauss dies aged 79

Lenn Hauss Death – Cause of Death – On the 15th of December 2021, Lenn Hauss sadly passed away at the age of 79. He was an American football player and a former National Football League (NFL) center. The National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC). The NFL is one of the four major North American professional sports leagues and the highest professional level of American football in the world.

Hauss graduated from the University of Georgia. He was drafted in the ninth round of the 1964 NFL Draft and started his first game at center four games into the 1964 season. Hauss diligently held this position until his retirement. According to a Facebook post made on NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and CFL players that passed away, in 1972, Hauss helped lead the Redskins to Super Bowl VII.

The Washington Football Team is a professional American football team based in the Washington metropolitan area. Formerly known as the Washington Redskins, the team competes in the National Football League as a member club of the NFC East division. The Facebook post also revealed that Hauss started 192 consecutive games for the Redskins between 1964 and 1977. Hauss’ name appeared on the Pro Bowl 5 times in 1966, 1968-1970, and 1972.

His honors and accomplishments include: 5 times Pro Bowl (1966, 1968–1970, 1972), 2 times Second-team All-Pro (1974, 1975) he was named as one of the 70 Greatest Redskins, he was elected to the Washington Redskins Ring of Fame, he was also elected to the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in 1981.

NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and CFL players that passed away said in a Facebook post; “Lenn Hauss, a former NFL center, passed away on December 15th at the age of 79. He was a graduate of the University of Georgia. Hauss was drafted in the ninth round of the 1964 NFL Draft and started his first game at center four games into the 1964 season, a job he would not lose until retirement. Hauss helped lead the Redskins to Super Bowl VII in 1972. He started 192 consecutive games for the Redskins between 1964 and 1977. He was named to the Pro Bowl 5 times in 1966, 1968-1970, and 1972.”

“Some highlights of his career were:
1) 5× Pro Bowl (1966, 1968–1970, 1972)
2) 2× Second-team All-Pro (1974, 1975)
3) Named as one of the 70 Greatest Redskins
4) Elected to the Washington Redskins Ring of Fame
5) Elected to the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in1981.
Condolences to his family and friends, and may he Rest in Peace.
Article sourced from Hauss’s Wikipedia page”

Photo Credit – NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and CFL players that passed away

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