College and professional football star. Lineman at Elizabeth City State. A skinny 6 ft. 6 in., Pugh worked hard in weight room at college and developed into potent defensive end. All-CIAA, 1963 and 1964. Selected in 11th round of 1965 draft by Dallas Cowboys. Surprised observers by making team. Eventually became starter at defensive tackle for Dallas’s famous “doomsday defense.” Started for Dallas in Super Bowls V, VI, X, and XII. Was on roster for Super Bowl XIII but did not play because of an injury that forced his retirement after the 1978 season. Played in 23 NFL play-off games. Born 1944, Windsor. Died 2015.
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