Darris McCord, former defensive lineman of the Detroit Lions, died of pancreatic cancer Wednesday morning at 80 years old.
The Detroit native spent his first years of high school at Cass Tech before moving to Franklin, Tenn. McCord went onto play football at Tennessee University.
After school the Lions drafted him in the third round of the 1955 NFL Draft. He played from 1955 to 1967 as a part of the "Fearsome Foursome" with Roger Brown, Alex Karas and Sam Williams.
McCord intercepted three passes and recovered nine fumbles in his 168 game career. He made it to the Pro Bowl in 1958.