Former Southeast standout, Rams MVP Ken Iman dies

Monday, November 15, 2010
FILE - In this August 1973 file photo, Los Angeles' Rams Ken Iman poses for a photo, location not known. Iman, a 15-year NFL veteran and center on two Green Bay Packers championship teams, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, the Philadelphia Eagles announced Sunday. He was 71. Iman was a former assistant coach and sales executive with the Eagles. (AP Photo/File)

PHILADELPHIA -- Ken Iman, a 1960 graduate of Southeast Missouri State and a 15-year NFL veteran and center on two Green Bay Packers championship teams, died Saturday at age 71.

The Philadelphia Eagles announced Sunday that their former assistant coach and sales executive died at his home in Springfield, Pa. No cause was given.

Iman played with the Packers from 1960 to 1964 and in three straight NFL championship games, winning titles in 1961 and 1962.

He was traded to the Los Angeles Rams, for whom he played 10 seasons from 1965 to 1974. He started 140 straight games for the Rams and was named the team MVP in 1972.

He was offensive line coach with the Eagles from 1976 to 1986 under three head coaches: Dick Vermeil, Marion Campbell and Buddy Ryan.

After his playing career, Iman served as a sales account executive with the Eagles for a decade.

Iman starred at Southeast from 1956 to 1959 where he earned All-MIAA and honorable mention All-America honors. He later was signed as a free agent by the Packers.

A native of St. Louis, Iman is survived by his wife, Joyce, who is an accountant with the Eagles.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

-- From wire, staff reports

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