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J. V. Cain

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No. 88
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1951-07-22)July 22, 1951
Place of birth: Houston, Texas
Date of death: July 22, 1979(1979-07-22) (aged 28)
Place of death: St. Charles, Missouri
Career information
College: Colorado
NFL draft: 1974 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7
Career history
Career highlights and awards
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Receptions: 76
Receiving Yards: 1,014
Total Touchdowns: 9
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James Victor Cain (July 22, 1951 – July 22, 1979) was a tight end in the NFL for the St. Louis Cardinals. He died of congenital heart failure during training camp at Lindenwood College in St. Charles, Mo. on his birthday in 1979. His number 88 is retired by the Cardinals.[1]


  1. ^ "J.V. Cain". Retrieved August 31, 2014.