Die in Threes, as this morning’s NFL roll call will attest:
Max McGee, the Green Bay Packers receiver who was the unexpected hero of the first Super Bowl, died Saturday after falling from the roof of his home in Deephaven, Minnesota. He was 75.
Sam Dana, the oldest former National Football League player, who emerged as a celebrity of sorts four years ago when he was found to be alive— contrary to reports in the football record book-- died Monday in Kenmore, N.Y., outside Buffalo. He was 104.
John H. Baker Jr., who spent 11 years as a defensive lineman and is best known for his 1964 tackle of Giants quarterback Y. A. Tittle, died Wednesday in Raleigh, N.C. He was 72.