Former Missouri quarterback Gary Lane died Friday at the age of 60. He was three-year starter at Mizzou, running the offense from 1963-1965. He was an All-Big 8 selection in his sophomore, junior and senior seasons. In his final college game, the Tigers held off Florida in a 20-18 win in the Sugar Bowl. Lane was overshadowed in that game by losing quarterback Steve Spurrier who passed for 352 yards and won the game’s MVP. After college, Lane spent three playing football with the Browns and Giants. He traded his cleats in for a whistle and spent 18 seasons as an NFL referee. He retired in 2000 because of a heart problem. In 1996 Lane was inducted into the University of Missouri’s Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame in 1996.
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