Former NFL player and Fresno State coach Boone dies
Fresno, CA (Sports Network) - Former NFL player and Fresno State head coach JR Boone passed away in his sleep on Sunday at his home in Selma. He was 86.
In six seasons as a running back and safety with the Bears, Packers and 49ers, Boone rushed for 497 yards and five touchdowns.
Boone was the head football coach of Fresno State from 1973-75 and went 10-24 before retiring in 1975.
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