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Martin Ruby

 

Martin Ruby was born in Lubbock, Texas June 9, 1922. The 6' 4" 255 lb Ruby was an offensive and defensive tackle for the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers in the All-America Football Conference, New York Yanks of the National Football League, and the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Western Interprovincial Football Union. He resided in Waco, Texas, while he was a professional player.

 

In January 1965 Ruby was named head line coach by the University of Tulsa. He had coached earlier at Baylor University and Texas A&M University. Ruby was killed along with 62 other passengers when their Trans Canada Airliner went down in the Chilliwack Mountain region of British Columbia January 3, 2002.

 

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