Former Philadelphia Eagles center Bill Lapham has died at the age of 82.
The team announced the news Monday on its Twitter account:
Lapham played one year with the Eagles, which happened to be the team's last championship in 1960. He spent his next season on the Minnesota Vikings before retiring after the 1961 season.
The Iowa native was a 14th-round pick in the 1958 draft out of the University of Iowa. He also spent time at Drake University.
After his run with the Eagles, he was selected by the Vikings in the 1961 expansion draft. While the team went 3-11 that season, Lapham started 13 of his 14 games, blocking for rookie quarterback and eventual Hall of Famer Fran Tarkenton.
Rookie Mick Tingelhoff, who was also inducted into the Hall of Fame, replaced him the next season.
Lapham retired at the age of 27.