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Former prime time AFL star Dave Kocoureek dies

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 Dave and Mary Lee Kocourek enjoying one of many events the over the years. The couple were married on Aug. 16, 1958. Dave Kocourek died on Wednesday night, at age 75, from progressive dementia.

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Dave and Mary Lee Kocourek enjoying one of many events the over the years. The couple were married on Aug. 16, 1958. Dave Kocourek died on Wednesday night, at age 75, from progressive dementia.

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  • Dave Kocourek shows his Oakland Raiders football jersey in 1999. Kocourek, 75 died on Wednesday night from progressive dementia. Kocourek earned two AFL Championship rings during his heydays with the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders. Roger LaLonde/Staff
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 Dave and Mary Lee Kocourek enjoying one of many events the over the years. The couple were married on Aug. 16, 1958. Dave Kocourek died on Wednesday night, at age 75, from progressive dementia.
  • Dave Kocourek halls in this pass on the way to a touchdown in the Chargers win over the Denver Broncos, 58-20, to clinch the AFL West championship in 1963. Kocourek died on Wednesday night at age 75, from progressive dementia. Photo courtesy of Todd Tobias, author of “Charging Through the AFL.”
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Dave Kocourek toys with the audience after being introduced at the National Sports Gala on Marco Island in 1966. Kocourek, 75, died on Wednesday night from progressive dementia.
  • Dave Kocourek in a photo to be used in San Diego Chargers program book in the early 1960s. Courtesy of Todd Tobias. Kocourek, at age 75, died Wednesday night from progressive dementia. Submitted photo
  • Chargers coach Sid Gilman shakes Dave Kocourek's hand as the trophies were passed at the celebration party for winning the 1963 AFL Championship. From left, are, Ron Mix, Earl Faison, Kocourek and Luckman. To the right is a trumpet player with a football, seeking autographs. Photo courtesy of Todd Tobias, author of Charging Through the AFL.

Dave Kocourek of Marco Island, a former star in the American Football League, died on Wednesday night from progressive dementia.

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