PHILADELPHIA -- Lew Carpenter, a running back who played on three NFL title teams in a 10-year playing career, has died at 78.
The Philadelphia Eagles have announced that Carpenter, a former wide receivers coach with the team, died Sunday in Texas. No cause was given.
Carpenter played 123 career games, finishing with 2,025 yards and 16 touchdowns on 468 carries. He also caught 87 passes for 782 yards and four touchdowns.
He spent three decades as an assistant coach in the NFL with Minnesota, Atlanta, Washington, St. Louis, Houston, Green Bay and Philadelphia.
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