|Date of birth:||April 20, 1944|
|Place of birth:||Lincoln, Nebraska|
|College:||University of Minnesota|
San Diego Chargers
Bruggers then became a professional wrestler. He was involved in the same 1975 plane crash that involved pilot Joseph Michael Farkas (he ended up in a coma and died the next year), wrestling legends Johnny Valentine (broke his back and bone fragments impacted into his spinal cord, which ended his career), Tim Woods (Mr. Wrestling), and Ric Flair (broke his back, but recovered and returned to wrestling), and Jim Crockett Promotions' announcer David Crockett. Bruggers broke his back and had a steel rod put in. Bruggers could have made a comeback, but he decided to retire.
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