Four-time Pro Bowl quarterback Norm Snead died at age 84.

Four-time Pro Bowl QB Norm Snead dies at 84

Quarterback Norm Snead, a four-time Pro Bowl selection in the NFL, died at age 84.

Wake Forest, where Snead played college football, confirmed the death. Snead reportedly died Sunday after a lengthy illness.

Snead passed for 30,797 yards, 196 touchdowns and 257 interceptions in 16 NFL seasons with Washington (1961-63), the Philadelphia Eagles (1964-70), Minnesota Vikings (1971), New York Giants (1972-74, 1976) and San Francisco 49ers (1974-75). His interception total is sixth-most in NFL history.

After starring for Wake Forest, Snead was the No. 2 overall pick of the 1961 NFL draft by Washington and was a Pro Bowl pick in both 1962 and 1963.

Washington traded him to Philadelphia in a deal that brought quarterback Sonny Jurgensen, a future Hall of Famer, to the Eagles. Snead made the Pro Bowl for the Eagles in 1965 and again made it later in his career with the Giants in 1972.

Snead established career highs of 3,399 yards and 29 touchdown passes for the Eagles in 1967.

Overall, he started 159 games and had a 52-100-7 record.

–Field Level Media

Jan 1, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs cornerback L'Jarius Sneed (38) takes the field prior to a game against the Denver Broncos at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs CB L’Jarius Sneed exits on opening drive

Kansas City Chiefs cornerback L’Jarius Sneed left Sunday’s AFC Championship game on the opening drive to be evaluated for a concussion.

Sneed lowered his head and collided with forward-charging Cincinnati Bengals running back Samaje Perine. He made the tackle but remained on the turf.

Kansas City’s top cover cornerback this season, Sneed was helped to the medical tent on the Chiefs’ sideline as Patrick Mahomes and the offense took the field in the first quarter.

When the defense returned to the field for the Chiefs, Sneed was being helped to the locker room.

–Field Level Media

Los Angeles head coach Sean McVay greets Arizona head coach Kliff Kingsbury after the Rams defeated the Cardinals 34-7 during a game on Dec. 1, 2019 in Glendale, Ariz.

Los Angeles Rams Vs Arizona Cardinals 2019

Reports: Sean McVay not retiring, will coach Rams in 2023

Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay committed to coaching in 2023 following days of speculation that he planned to resign the post.

McVay and general manager Les Snead plan to meet to discuss staff changes, according to reports Friday. One such move could be bringing in former Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury as assistant head coach and offensive coordinator, per reports.

Sportico reported McVay is the NFL’s third-highest paid coach at $14 million per season, with only Patriots coach Bill Belichick and Seahawks coach Pete Carroll netting more per season. McVay and Snead signed contract extensions through the 2026 season last summer.

Coming off a Super Bowl victory last February, McVay admitted he considered leaving coaching for a multitude of reasons.

McVay again shared his reluctance to commit to the Rams for 2023 in his season-ending press conference on Monday, taking the unprecedented step of permitting assistant coaches to interview elsewhere.

“Take the next couple of days, really be able to reflect and a lot of conversations that will dictate and determine the decision that’s best for me and my family,” McVay said Monday of when he would know his plans for next year.

Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris has multiple interviews lined up to become a head coach again, including with the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos.

Kingsbury was fired Monday as Arizona cleaned house, and the Rams lost offensive coordinator Liam Coen on Tuesday. He returned to Kentucky to be the Wildcats’ OC, a position he held in 2021 before jumping to the Rams.

McVay’s coaching tree is vast, especially when considering his age. He became the youngest coach to win the Super Bowl last February at age 36 — beating former assistant Zac Taylor and the Cincinnati Bengals for the Lombardi Trophy. Days later, McVay lost offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell, who was hired by the Minnesota Vikings.

Other former McVay assistants include Packers head coach Matt LaFleur, Chargers head coach Brandon Staley and University of Arizona head coach Jedd Fisch.

McVay was hired as head coach of the Rams in 2017 as a 30-year-old offensive wunderkind with NFL bloodlines. McVay said he considered not coaching in 2022 and reportedly was offered as much as $100 million over five years to join the Amazon Prime NFL broadcast team.

That, along with getting married and the death of his grandfather — John McVay — have all been factors for the Rams’ coach.

Los Angeles went 5-12 in 2022, a season marred by injuries to quarterback Matthew Stafford, wide receiver Cooper Kupp and defensive tackle Aaron Donald.

–Field Level Media

Nov 13, 2020; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; East Carolina Pirates defensive lineman Chris Willis (99) celebrates after securing a fumble by the Cincinnati Bearcats in the first half at Nippert Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports

Snead helps East Carolina knock off Temple

Tyler Snead scored on a 95-yard kickoff return and a 46-yard reception, leading East Carolina to a 28-3 win over the host Temple in an American Athletic Conference game on Saturday in Philadelphia.

Kickoff was delayed 50 minutes due to COVID-19 protocol issues. According to reports, a non-playing close personal contact of a Temple player tested positive for COVID-19.

The Pirates (2-6, 2-5 AAC) snapped a four-game losing streak, and they did it against a team that had beaten them in each of the past six years.

Temple (1-6, 1-6) has lost five straight games.

Snead, a sophomore who entered the game with 12 career touchdowns, had 244 all-purpose yards against Temple. On his kickoff return, he broke through three weak attempts at tackles and escaped injury despite diving into some empty end-zone seats.

Pirates quarterback Holton Ahlers completed 11 of 22 passes for 182 yards and two touchdowns, with one interception. He also ran for 70 yards and one score.

Kamal Gray, a true freshman walk-on, started at quarterback for the Owls, who have lost their top three passers due to injury or illness. He completed 10 of 18 passes for 95 yards and was intercepted once.

Gray was benched in the third quarter and replaced with wide receiver Branden Mack.

On a day in which the depleted Owls had just 51 scholarship players — and 26 of those were freshmen — defensive end Evan Boozer was a rare Temple standout, blocking a field goal and recovering a fumble.

East Carolina scored first, taking a 7-0 lead on Ahlers’ 60-yard pass to C.J. Johnson with 33 seconds remaining in the opening quarter. Prior to that, Pirates kicker Jake Verity missed a field goal from 35 yards and had a 42-yarder blocked by Boozer.

Temple linebacker Jordan Magee came up with his first career interception and returned it 45 yards to the East Carolina 18-yard line. Temple’s offense, however, failed to get a first down, settling for Rory Bell’s 28-yard field goal with 11:36 left in the first half.

East Carolina stretched its lead to 14-3 as Snead took the ensuing kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown.

Temple seemed set up to close its deficit after Boozer recovered Rahjai Harris’ fumble at the East Carolina 21.

But Shawn Dourseau intercepted Gray’s pass in the end zone for a touchback, and East Carolina put together a two-play, 80-yard touchdown drive, heading to halftime with a 21-3 lead. The drive consisted of Keaton Mitchell’s 34-yard run and Snead’s 46-yard reception.

The Pirates went up 28-3 in the third quarter on Ahlers’ 1-yard run. The TD was set up by Ahlers’ 75-yard scramble.

East Carolina cruised from there, earning its first win since Oct. 10 at South Florida.

–Field Level Media