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Laker legend passes away at 58

Jamie Hosford, who had one of the most storied careers in the history of Grand Valley State University Athletics, passed away Tuesday after a battle with cancer.

Hosford was a five-sport athlete at GVSU from 1973-1976 who earned 12 varsity letters: four in football, four in wrestling, two in baseball, one in golf and one in track.

The first Laker to garner All-America plaudits and win an individual National Championship was inducted into the GVSU Athletic Hall of Fame in 1987 and the Grand Rapids Hall of Fame in 2011.

The fullback’s 3,157 career rushing yards were the most in school history from 1976-2002.



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