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Former Heisman Trophy runner-up Hank Lauricella dies

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JEFFERSON, La. (AP) - Hank Lauricella, a former Heisman Trophy runner-up at Tennessee who went on to serve more than three decades as a Louisiana state legislator, has died. He was 83.

Lauricella's wife, Betty, confirmed Wednesday that Lauricella had died Tuesday at Ochsner Medical Center in Jefferson, La.

Lauricella played at Tennessee from 1949-51. He finished second to Princeton's Dick Kazmaier in the Heisman Trophy balloting in 1961 while leading Tennessee to a national title. He earned the nickname "Mr. Everything" at Tennessee, where he starred at tailback and also played safety, punted and served as Tennessee's main kick and punt returner.

Lauricella entered the College Football Hall of Fame in 1981.

After his football career, Lauricella was a Louisiana state representative from 1964-72 and served on the state senate from 1972-96.

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