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NFL Linebacker

Dies from Rare Form of

Brain Cancer

11/19/2013 1:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

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Frank Chamberlin
– an NFL linebacker who played for three teams in his career – died from a rare form of brain cancer on Sunday … after battling the disease for over a year.

Chamberlin – who played most recently for the Texans -- was diagnosed with a deadly form of brain cancer (an anaplastic astrocytoma) in 2012 … after suffering a seizure at the financial firm where he was VP of equity sales.

The 35-year-old immediately underwent brain surgery … but doctors were only able to partially remove the tumor.

Chamberlin was a four year letterman at Boston College, where he played linebacker and fullback … and was drafted in the fifth round of the 2000 draft by the Tennessee Titans.

He played 57 games in his 5 year career … playing for the Titans (’00-’02), the Cincinnati Bengals (’03), and the Houston Texans (’05).

Chamberlin – who was living in NJ – is survived by his wife and three daughters.

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1.

LoganJackson    

R.I.P

338 days ago
2.

pj    

Thats why I dont let **** bother me u never know when your time is up.

338 days ago
3.

Ladylike    

RIP, God bless his family.

338 days ago
4.

Koko    

R.I.P

338 days ago
5.

momofthree    

Those poor kids.

338 days ago
6.

Ron Fing Swanson    

Rest in peace, F cancer btw

338 days ago
7.

AngelaMcW    

Heartbreaking.

338 days ago

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