Eugene Lipscomb
Date of birth: (1931-08-09)August 9, 1931
Place of birth: Uniontown, Alabama, United States
Date of death: May 10, 1963(1963-05-10) (aged 31)
Career information
Position(s): Defensive lineman
College: None
 As player:
Los Angeles Rams
Baltimore Colts
Pittsburgh Steelers
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls: 1958, 1959, 1962
Awards: 1962 Pro Bowl MVP
1959 Pro Bowl MVP
Honors: AP First-team All-Pro (1958, 1959)
NEA First-team All-Pro selection (1958, 1959, 1961)
Playing stats at

Eugene Allen "Gene" Lipscomb (August 9, 1931 - May 10, 1963) was an American football defensive lineman in the National Football League and a professional wrestler. He was known by the nickname "Big Daddy".

Early lifeEdit

Born in Uniontown, Alabama, Lipscomb never knew his father, and moved to Detroit with his mother at the age of 3. When he was 11, his mother was murdered in the neighborhood where they lived and he moved in with his maternal grandparents.

Pro careerEdit

Lipscomb didn't attend college and was picked up as an undrafted free agent by the Los Angeles Rams. But, not before serving time in the Marines. He spent his service at Camp Pendleton. Then, he played for the Rams for three seasons from 1953-1955. He then played for the Baltimore Colts for five seasons. In two of the seasons he played for the Colts, 1958 and 1959, he earned a spot in the Pro Bowl. He then went on to play for the Pittsburgh Steelers for two seasons. During his '59-'60 & '60-'61 off-seasons, Lipscomb worked as a professional wrestler.


On May 10, 1963, Eugene Lipscomb died of an overdose of heroin on Brice Street in Baltimore, MD at the apartment of Timothy Black.[1]


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