Former 1st-round NFL draft pick, Vols WR Clyde Duncan dies

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FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (AP) – Clyde Duncan, a former University of Tennessee receiver and first-round NFL draft pick, has died. He was 54 years old.

Winona Morrissette-Johnson, a funeral director for Phillip Bell Sr. and Winona Morrissette-Johnson Funeral Service, said Monday that Duncan died Feb. 16 at his home in Fort Washington, Maryland. The University of Tennessee issued a release Monday announcing that Duncan had died.

Duncan was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals with the 17th overall pick in the 1984 draft. He played only two seasons in the NFL, both with the Cardinals.

Duncan was at Tennessee from 1979-83, though he missed the 1980 season due to injury. He caught 33 passes for 640 yards and six touchdowns in 1983.

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