15 year NFL veteran, SEMO alum Ken Iman passes away

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A 15-year NFL veteran and center on two

Green Bay Packers championship teams has died. Ken Iman was 71.

The Philadelphia Eagles announced Sunday that their former

assistant coach and sales executive died Saturday at his home in

Springfield, Pa. No cause was given.

Iman played with the Packers from 1960-1964 and in three

straight NFL championship games, winning titles in 1961 and '62.

He also played for the Los Angeles Rams from 1965-1974, when he

started 140 straight games. He was the team MVP in 1972.

He was offensive line coach with the Eagles from 1976 to 1986

under three head coaches: Dick Vermeil, Marion Campbell and Buddy


After his playing career, Iman served as a sales account

executive with the Eagles for a decade.

A native of St. Louis, the 1960 graduate of Southeast Missouri

State is survived by his wife, Joyce, who is an accountant with the


Funeral arrangements are pending.