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Memorial for former football player to be held today

Published October 23, 2005

There will be a memorial service held today for former Wolverine football great Cecil Pryor. The service will be held at the University of Michigan Golf Course and will begin at 6 p.m.

He passed away on Sept. 13, at the University hospital and was buried in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Pryor, 58 years old at the time of his death, is survived by his wife, Jan, and his three daughters - including C.C. Pryor, who was a student-athlete herself at Michigan in the late' 90s as an outside hitter for the volleyball team.

After a fruitful collegiate career in the late sixties for Michigan, the former defensive end played for the NFL's Green Bay Packers.

Pryor also played in the World Football League for the Memphis Southmen.