College Football Hall of Famer Lou Michaels dies at 80

FILE - In a 1956 file photo, Kentucky tackle Lou Michaels poses for a photo. Michaels, a two-time All-America tackle and a College Football Hall of Famer, has died. He was 80. Michaels' daughter, Michele Grochicki, in Swoyersville, Pa., confirmed his death Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016. Michaels had pancreatic cancer cancer, she said. (AP Photo/File)
AP

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Lou Michaels, a two-time All-America tackle at Kentucky and College Football Hall of Famer, has died. He was 80.

Michaels' daughter, Michele Grochocki, in Swoyersville, Pennsylvania, confirmed his death Tuesday. Michaels had pancreatic cancer, she said.

Michaels was an Associated Press All-American first team selection in 1956 and '57 during the era of one-platoon football. Besides playing on the offensive and defensive lines, he was also a placekicker and punter for the Wildcats.

Named Southeastern Conference Player of the Year by league coaches as a senior, Michaels finished fourth in Heisman Trophy voting. The No. 4 overall pick in the 1958 NFL draft played for the Los Angeles Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Colts and Green Bay Packers in a 13-year pro career.

Michaels, the brother of former New York Jets coach Walt Michaels, was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1992.