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Former Mizzou football coach Woody Widenhofer dies at 77

Woody Widenhofer leads the Missouri Tigers onto the field before a game in 1985. (Post-Dispatch Archives)

Former Missouri football coach Woody Widenhofer died Sunday at the age of 77.

Ryan Widenhofer, the former coach’s son, told the Nashville Tennessean that his father suffered a minor stroke earlier this month, then while recovering in the hospital suffered a more severe stroke Saturday and died Sunday.

"He had the biggest heart of any man I knew and loved his children unconditionally and had a lot of people that cared for him," Ryan Widenhofer told the Nashville newspaper.