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Jimmy Orr, the sure-handed wide receiver who played 13 years in the NFL with the Baltimore Colts and Pittsburgh Steelers, died Tuesday at the age of 85.
Orr was a two-time All-Pro and a member of two championship teams, catching 400 passes for 7,914 yards and 66 touchdowns in his career. However, he was perhaps best known for something he didn’t do.
In Super Bowl III against the upstart New York Jets, the Colts ran a flea-flicker late in the first half that left Orr streaking down the sideline all by himself for what looked like an easy touchdown. But quarterback Earl Morrall never saw him and his pass over the middle was intercepted by the Jets’ Jim Hudson.
Orr was one of the Colts’ most popular players with a section in the south end zone at Memorial Stadium nicknamed “Orr’s Corner” after him.
Colts owner Jim Irsay was among those who offered his condolences to Orr’s family, calling him an “NFL legend.”
Orr starred in college at Georgia, leading the SEC in receiving in 1955 and 1957.
Orr passed away Tuesday night. His death was confirmed by the Associated Press on Wednesday by Edo Smith and Sons Funeral Home in Brunswick, Georgia.