Sam Mills, 45, a Veteran Of 12 Seasons in the N.F.L.
NYTimes - almost 12 years
Sam Mills, who defied those who believed he was too small for pro football and became a Pro Bowl linebacker who was honored by the Carolina Panthers with a bronze statue outside their stadium, died Monday. He was 45. Mills, the Panthers' linebackers coach, died at his home here after battling intestinal cancer for almost two years, the team