Ben Agajanian, Square-Shoed Kicking Star, Dies at 98

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Wednesday 19:08 GMT
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When Ben Agajanian played on the defensive line and place-kicked for the University of New Mexico, he held a job with a soft-drink bottling company to help with his college costs.

Agajanian, who died on Thursday in Cathedral City, Calif., at 98, was known as the pros’ first career kicking specialist, kicking field goals and converting extra points for nine teams in three leagues over 13 seasons with a specially designed square-toe shoe.

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