MISSOULA, Mont. — Errol Mann, the kicker for the Oakland Raiders team that won the 1977 Super Bowl, has died. He was 71.
Mann died April 11 at his home in Missoula, said Sunset Memorial Funeral Home. Memorial services are this afternoon.
Mann was remembered by family and friends as a straight-forward, fun-loving, competitive man.
“My mother was widowed and handicapped and raised us three,” said Mann’s sister, Bonnie Gran of Fergus Falls, Minn. “She always said, ‘No quitters in this house.’
“I thought Errol really followed that through with his NFL career — overcoming injuries and the like.
“Everything Errol did, he did with determination.”
Mann was born in Breckenridge, Minn., graduated from high school in Campbell, Minn., and played college football at the University of North Dakota. He spent a dozen years in the NFL and ended his time with the Detroit Lions.
as the team’s all-time scoring leader. —AP