Tony Hutson, a Cowboys guard in the late 1990s, died in early February at the age of 49, according to an online obituary.
A cause of death was not given.
“Our 1996 Dallas Cowboys rookies had a special bond,” teammate Randall Godfrey said in a Facebook post. “He made several trips to Valdosta to help with my annual football camps. I cherished every moment that he had me crying after laughing so hard.”