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Famous Football Players Known to Have Had CTE

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John Mackey (1941-2011)
> Position: Tight end
> Years playing in the NFL: 1963-1972
> NFL teams: Baltimore Colts, San Diego Chargers
> Cause of death: Dementia

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Jovan Belcher (1987-2012)
> Position: Linebacker
> Years playing in the NFL: 2009-2012
> NFL teams: Kansas City Chiefs
> Cause of death: Self-inflicted gunshot wound

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Junior Seau (1969-2012)
> Position: Linebacker
> Years playing in the NFL: 1990-2009
> NFL teams: San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots
> Cause of death: Self-inflicted gunshot wound

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Justin Strzelczyk (1968-2004)
> Position: Offensive tackle
> Years playing in the NFL: 1990-1998
> NFL teams: Pittsburgh Steelers
> Cause of death: Car crash

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Ken Stabler (1945-2015)
> Position: Quarterback
> Years playing in the NFL: 1968-1984
> NFL teams: Oakland Raiders, Minnesota Vikings, Houston Oilers, New Orleans Saints
> Cause of death: Colon cancer

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