Rodger Bird, the "Corbin Comet" passes away

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    Rodger Bird, the "Corbin Comet" passes away

    "The Raiders Family is saddened to learn of the passing of Rodger Bird."

    Former Raiders player, Kentucky football legend Rodger Bird dies at 76

    Mr. Bird, as a Raider was one of the first pro players I followed as a kid, because of his stellar career at UK.

    A good in depth article by Josh Moore here about the Bird family legacy at UK, and details of his career as a Wildcat and Raider:

    Former UK, Corbin, Oakland Raiders star Rodger Bird dies | Lexington Herald Leader
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    Rodger Bird - Raiders Media Guide
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    Attachment 70447

    Kentucky Wildcat Rodger Bird on the cover of the Street and Smith's 1965 Yearbook.
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    His very first play as a UK Wildcat, he returned a kickoff for a touchdown. Here's a link to a video of it posted by UK Football on twitter.

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    Bird was a great player. RIP Sir.

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