Former Saints tackle Glen Ray Hines dead at 75

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Glen Ray HinesFormer New Orleans Saints tackle Glen Ray Hines passed away over the weekend on Friday. Hines was 75.

Hines played eight seasons in the NFL from 1966-73 for the Houston Oilers, New Orleans Saints and Pittsburgh Steelers.

A native of El Dorado, Arkansas, Hines played for the Saints in 1971 and 1972, starting all 28 games those two seasons.

Hines was a Pro Bowl selection in 1968 and 1969 with the Oilers, playing in the AFL All-Star game.

Originally a sixth-round draft pick of the St. Louis Cardinals in 1965 out of Arkansas, Hines was a consensus All-American in his senior season for the Razorbacks in 1965. He turned down the Cardinals, choosing to play for the Oilers of the AFL.

Known for his durability, Hines played in 115 consecutive professional games in his eight-year career, never missing a game.

Hines is a member of the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame, the Union County Sports Hall of Fame and the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame.

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