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Des Moines, Iowa — Former Iowa All-American quarterback Randy Duncan has died after a lengthy fight with cancer.

He was 79.

Greg Brown, who along with Duncan started the Duncan, Green, Brown and Langeness law firm in 1992, said Duncan died Tuesday night in Des Moines.

Duncan was perhaps the best quarterback Iowa has had.

He was a two-time all-Big Ten selection, winning the Walter Camp Trophy as the nation’s player of the year in 1958. He was later named to the College Football Hall of Fame.

Duncan was the first pick in the 1959 NFL draft. But he spurned the Packers for the Canadian Football League, retiring in 1961 to pursue a law degree.


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