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Harley Sewell, Detroit Lions lineman, dies

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Harley Sewell, a Detroit Lions offensive lineman during championship seasons in the 1950s, has died. He was 80.

The team said yesterday that Sewell died Saturday. He played 10 seasons with the Lions, one with the Los Angeles Rams and was a Rams scout for 37 seasons.

Detroit drafted Sewell in the first round out of Texas in 1953. He was a mainstay on the Lions when they won the 1953 and 1957 NFL championships. The team said he made the Pro Bowl in 1958-60 and 1963, and the Lions' 75th season All-Time Team in 2008 as a guard.-- AP

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