Tony Lorick was inducted into the Hall of Fame at Arizona State University in 1983.
Arizona State University Hall of Famer Tony Lorick has died.
Lorick, also a star in the NFL, died Feb. 17 at age 71, Arizona State University announced.
Lorick played football for the university from 1961 to 1963, leading his team in rushing yards both as a halfback and as a fullback. In 1962, the university said, Lorick amassed 704 yards as a halfback; in 1963, as a fullback, he achieved 805 yards.
Both years, he also served as a linebacker on the defense.
Lorick's amazing contribution got him into Arizona State's Hall of Fame in 1983.
In 1964, Lorick graduated into the NFL, where he was drafted by both the Oakland Raiders and Baltimore Colts. He ultimately ended up with the Colts for four seasons.
According to NFL.com, he averaged more than 5 yards a carry during his first season and scored four touchdowns.
In 1968, he moved on to the New Orleans Saints, where he played out his last two seasons of professional football.
Over the course of his NFL career, Lorick had 14 touchdowns and more than 2,100 rushing yards, as well as nearly 900 receiving yards.
Arizona State University said Lorick got into sales and marketing after he retired from football, working for Jackson Breweries and Coors.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Yvonne Lorick.
The university did not list a cause of death.
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