Aug. 15, 2005
CBS wire reports

HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Hal Easterwood, a star center for the Mississippi State football team in the 1950s, died at 72.

He died Sunday at Forrest General Hospital. The cause of death was not immediately known.

Easterwood was honored as an All-American in 1954 by the Football Writers Association of America. He was drafted in the 12th round by the San Francisco *****.

Easterwood, born in Eupora, was inducted into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame this year.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete.

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