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Louis Cody Sossamon (June 2, 1921 – February 11, 2019)[1][2] was an American football center and linebacker who played three seasons with the New York Yankees professional football team. He played college football at the University of South Carolina, having previously attended high school in his hometown of Gaffney, South Carolina. He was a member of the University of South Carolina and South Carolina State Athletic Halls of Fame.[3][4][5]

Lou Sossamon
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Sossamon pictured c. 1943 at the University of South Carolina
Personal information
Born:(1921-06-02)June 2, 1921
Gaffney, South Carolina
Died:February 11, 2019(2019-02-11) (aged 97)
West Columbia, South Carolina
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:207 lb (94 kg)
Career information
High school:Gaffney (SC)
College:South Carolina
NFL Draft:1943 / Round: 6 / Pick: 47
Career history
Career NFL statistics
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Player stats at PFR


  1. ^ "Lou Sossamon, Gamecock great and All-American, has died". thestate.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Lou Sossamon Interview".
  4. ^ "Gamecock Legends: Lou Sossamon". Spurs & Feathers. February 27, 2014.
  5. ^ "Where Are They Now? Lou Sossamon". University of South Carolina Athletics.