Mike Fanning was a stud at the University of Notre Dame in the early 1970s.
That led to being chosen in the first round of the 1975 NFL draft.
He would go on to have an amazing career.
Now, however, he is gone.
Fanning was working for the University of Tulsa at the time of his passing.
Vice President and Director of Athletics Rick Dickson announced the death, stating, "We are saddened by the news of Mike's passing.
"He was a tremendous football player at Notre Dame and in the NFL and carried that competitiveness and work ethic into everyday life.
"He was such a likable person who worked to help TU athletics achieve success."
Fanning anchored the line that brought the Irish their 1973 championship and undefeated season.
He was drafted in the first round by the Los Angeles Rams, where he spent eight of the 10 years he played in the NFL.
He played alongside Jack Youngblood, who utterly terrorized QBs in his day…
Mike was my wing man in the Battle, God Bless you
My Brother!!! @NFL @RamsNFL @TulsaHurricane @NDFootball Former Rams first round pick Mike Fanning dies at 69 https://t.co/YSvsTTfd7g
— Jack Youngblood (@theblood85) November 1, 2022
Fanning played 137 games, finishing with 42.5 sacks, having a career-high in 1980 with 10.
Rest in peace, sir.
Source: Fox News