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Lance Alworth gets Super Bowl ring back after 21 years


Hall of Fame receiver Lance Alworth had his Super Bowl ring stolen from a San Diego restaurant in 1992.

The ring was missing for the last 21 years until being returned to Alworth on Tuesday.

According to the Associated Press, Alworth contacted authorities after getting a call in September from someone demanding $40,000 for the return of the ring. The San Diego County Sherriff’s Department found the ring was set to be auctioned off in November.

The ring had been on display as part of a sports memorabilia collection at a now-defunct San Diego restaurant when it was stolen. The ring eventually made its way to a couple who were given the ring as collateral on a loan. They then put the ring up for auction before it was discovered to be stolen.

Alworth won the ring as a member of the Dallas Cowboys in 1972 after their 24-3 victory over the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl VI.

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18 Responses to “Lance Alworth gets Super Bowl ring back after 21 years”
  1. 1historian says: Oct 30, 2013 12:21 AM

    nice to see he got it back. I remember him – Bambi.

  2. herrcules13 says: Oct 30, 2013 12:22 AM

    Ahhhh yes. The battle at New Orleans.

  3. green41563 says: Oct 30, 2013 12:24 AM

    Bambi. One of the all-time greats. He’s in the top three with Rice and Moss.

  4. jacobslatter says: Oct 30, 2013 12:39 AM

    Maybe Erin Marzouki will see the light now & just give the ring back to Mario. It’s the right thing to do.

  5. rajbais says: Oct 30, 2013 12:45 AM


    The good news is that you found your ring. That bad news is that Your former team still won’t win one 21 years after their last Super Bowl victory.

  6. xxchaos32xx says: Oct 30, 2013 1:12 AM

    Good for him. Now the rightful owner can sell it on eBay…

  7. Kelly's Chronicles says: Oct 30, 2013 1:51 AM

    mr. simpson take note. This is how you get your “stuff” back.

  8. defscottyb says: Oct 30, 2013 2:33 AM


  9. joetoronto says: Oct 30, 2013 5:41 AM

    They must go crazy to see that ring in San Diego.

  10. Foghorn The IKonoclast says: Oct 30, 2013 6:09 AM

    Excellent. Great player and good character guy and a Razorback!!!

  11. sterling7 says: Oct 30, 2013 6:09 AM

    2nd best receiver in NFL history after Raymond Berry. I get a kick out of all of those who only know football players from the past ten years and are only familiar with the rules of the last 20 years or so. Forget all these passing over 50 times a game and the 5 yard chuck rule for all these quarterbacks and receivers. For those of us who are “students” of football-can you imagine what Johnny Unitas and Lance Alworth (who ran a 9.3 100 and never dropped a pass) and Cliff Branch (9.1 100), Bob Hayes (9.1 100, Olympic Gold Medalist) etc, etc, etc would do with these rules!

  12. titansbro says: Oct 30, 2013 6:39 AM

    You wait 21 years? Lol.

  13. filthymcnasty1 says: Oct 30, 2013 7:58 AM

    Viking players don’t have to worry about such things.

  14. lks311 says: Oct 30, 2013 8:07 AM

    Alworth is the 60’s icon in the WR evolution progression—which looks something like: Hutson, some guy in the 40’s/50’s, Alworth, Rice, Megatron.

    Also, I clicked through to the story link and dude’s had work done, but judging by the result, I’d like the name of the surgeon myself.

  15. nfloracle says: Oct 30, 2013 11:03 AM

    Did Putin ever give Kraft his ring back?

  16. cometkazie says: Oct 30, 2013 12:18 PM

    Lance was one of those who was fun to watch.

    Yes, there was good pro football on TV in the fifties and sixties.

    Yes, it was fun to watch.

    What was the time you had to be down to be considered down? Three seconds?

  17. dalcow4 says: Oct 30, 2013 1:25 PM

    Bambi Legend. Nobody better.

  18. lance19 says: Oct 31, 2013 12:41 AM

    Thanks guys.

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