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Former NFL running back Art Malone dies at 64


Art Malone, a running back who played five NFL seasons for the Falcons and two for the Eagles, has died at the age of 64.

A second-round draft pick of the Falcons in 1970, Malone finished his NFL career with 2,457 yards rushing and 1,465 yards receiving. His best season came in 1972, when he scored 10 touchdowns and gained 798 yards on 180 carries, plus another 585 yards on 50 catches.

At Arizona State, Malone is being remembered as one of the best players in school history, a two-time all-conference running back and a member of the school’s hall of fame.

Malone’s brother Benny Malone was also an Arizona State star, a second-round draft pick and an NFL running back for seven seasons, with the Dolphins and Redskins.

A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday. No cause of death has been announced.