Posted: Dec 6, 2010 1:21 PM
Updated: Dec 6, 2010 1:21 PM
Source: Associated Press
SANTA FE, N.M. - Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Don Meredith has died in Santa Fe after suffering a brain hemorrhage and lapsing into a coma on Sunday.
He was 72.
Meredith's wife, Susan, confirmed the former football star's death.
She says a private graveside ceremony is being planned and that family members are traveling to Santa Fe.
Meredith played for the Cowboys from 1960-1968, becoming the starting quarterback in 1965.
While he never led the Cowboys to the Super Bowl, Meredith was one of the franchise's first stars.
Over his nine-year career, Meredith threw for 17,199 yards and 111 touchdowns.
He retired unexpectedly before the 1969 season.