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Hospital cancer center named for Gene Upshaw

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A Northern California hospital has named its cancer treatment center after Pro Football Hall of Famer Gene Upshaw.

The Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center in Truckee, Calif., was opened Tuesday.

The former NFLPA executive director died in 2008 of pancreatic cancer.

Upshaw played 15 years for the Raiders, and was widely recognized as one of the greatest offensive linemen to ever play the game. He was named to the NFL’s 75th Anniversary All-Time team, and was enshrined in the Hall of Fame in 1987.

His widow Terri attended the opening, along with former Raiders running back Marcus Allen and coach Tom Flores.

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3 Responses to “Hospital cancer center named for Gene Upshaw”
  1. rajbais says: Jul 18, 2012 10:09 AM

    Gene Upshaw, R.I.P.

    The Players Association is not the same without you.

  2. twistedstick says: Jul 18, 2012 10:35 AM

    Gene Upshaw is to football what all player should be He play hard he care about the game and the player. He wasn’t always right but he tried more than some do. Upshaw and Shell best pair of linemen to every play the game, they were a team inside a team, run left, we dare you to stop us, ask anyone that tried, they both did good after thier playing day were over. Me as a long time Raider football fan was lucky to been able to watch them play. That bunch was fun to watch,and yes feared by others.

  3. mullman7675 says: Jul 18, 2012 11:11 PM

    One of the ALL TIME greats. The RAIDERS are stacked with HOFers, he is at the top of the list.

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