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Former Michigan State All-American center Dick Tamburo dies at 90

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East Lansing — Dick Tamburo, an athletic director at three major schools and an All-American center at Michigan State, has died. He was 90.

Michigan State announced that Tamburo died Monday.

Dick Tamburo, an athletic director at three major schools and an All-American center at Michigan State, has died. He was 90.

A native of New Kensington, Pennsylvania, Tamburo served as the athletic director at Texas Tech, Arizona State and Missouri. He was inducted into the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics in 2006.

Tamburo also was an assistant coach at Arizona State and Iowa following two years in the Army.

He was a three-year letter-winner at Michigan State from 1950-52 and an All-American after leading the Spartans to a 9-0 record and the 1952 national championship. Tamburo also played linebacker for the Spartans, who won two national championships and went a combined 26-1 during his three seasons there.

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