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BEAUMONT, Texas – Austin "Goose" Gonsoulin, the former Pro Bowl safety for the Denver Broncos and a member of the team's Ring of Fame, has died. He was 76.
Kathy Levingston of Levingston Funeral Home in Groves, Texas, says Gonsoulin died Monday while in hospice care in nearby Beaumont. She did not have a cause of death but says Gonsoulin was battling prostate cancer.
He was a member of the first Broncos team, fielded in 1960. The team said on its website that he still holds the Broncos record for single-season interceptions with 11. He was a five-time Pro-Bowler. He also was named to the second-team AFL All-Time Team.
Gonsoulin was a standout at Baylor before being drafted in 1960.
Services for the native of Port Arthur, Texas, are scheduled for Saturday.