FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots say that former defensive tackle Houston Antwine, a six-time American Football League all-star, and his wife have both died. Antwine was 72.
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The team said Antwine died in Memphis, Tenn., on Monday of heart failure, and his wife, Evelyn, died Tuesday morning of lung cancer.
A member of the Patriots’ 50th Anniversary Team, Antwine played from 1961-71 with the franchise before spending the 1972 season with the Philadelphia Eagles. In 142 regular-season games for the Patriots, he had 39 sacks, leading the team in that category during the 1967, 1968, and 1969 seasons, although sacks were not an official statistic then.