Former MSU, Ole Miss football players killed in the last week

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A former Mississippi State football player and a former Ole Miss football player were killed over the last week in two different accidents.

Posted: Aug 24, 2018 11:49 PM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - A former Mississippi State football player and a former Ole Miss football player were killed over the last week in two different accidents.

The Bulldogs' Stan Black, 62, who played both sides of the ball for Coach Bob Tyler and was an All-American in 1976, died Friday afternoon, according to WLBT in Jackson. 

Police in Canton said Black pulled over on the side of the road to help someone remove sheet-rock from Interstate-55 when a vehicle hit them. 

Meanwhile, former Ole Miss receiver Riley Meyers, 69, died  Monday in a tree cutting accident, according to 24-7 Sports. 

The online news source said Meyers was trying to cut a limb when part of that tree fell on him. 

Meyers was a target for Archie Manning, then went on to be a successful high school coach. 

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