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Woody Peoples, lineman with Eagles, 49ers, dies

PHILADELPHIA - Woody Peoples, a former Pro Bowl offensive lineman who played for the San Francisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles from 1968-80, died on Tuesday in his hometown of Birmingham, Ala. He was 67.

Peoples was a member of the Eagles' 1980 NFC Championship team and was the starting guard in Super Bowl XV. He played in 168 NFL games with the Eagles and 49ers, and was named to the Pro Bowl in 1972 and 1973.

Peoples was originally signed by San Francisco as a free agent from Grambling. He spent two years in the Army before joining the 49ers in 1968. Peoples signed with the Eagles as a free agent in 1978.

He moved onto a career within football, as he was a scout in the USFL, and also an assistant coach at UAB.

- AP

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