Roman Gabriel, ex-NFL quarterback, passes away at age 83

Roman Gabriel, the former NFL quarterback, passed away peacefully at the age of 83. His son announced the sad news on social media, asking for prayers and privacy for the family during this difficult time. Gabriel was a standout player at North Carolina State University from 1959-1961 before being drafted as the No. 1 overall pick in the AFL and the No. 2 overall pick in the NFL draft in 1962.

Gabriel achieved several milestones throughout his career including being named a Pro Bowler in 1967, 1968, and 1969. In 1969, he earned All-Pro and league MVP honors after passing for over 2,500 yards with 24 touchdowns and just seven interceptions. Despite his individual successes, Gabriel never won a playoff game and retired from the NFL after 11 seasons with the Rams.

After his time with the Rams, Gabriel played five seasons with the Eagles and had a standout year in 1973 when he led the league in multiple passing categories. He completed his career with impressive stats including 29,444 passing yards, 201 touchdowns, and

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