Louis Bullard, an offensive tackle with the Seattle Seahawks from 1978-80, died Sunday in Franklin, Tenn., at the age of 53.
Bullard was a fifth-round draft pick by the Seahawks out of Jackson State and he played 36 games and made 15 starts for Seattle before joining the Cleveland Browns. He also played in the USFL before retiring from football in 1985.
According to his obituary in The Tennessean, Bullard was working as a distributor sales manager for Miller/Coors beer in Nashville at the time of his death.
He also was doing volunteer work for the American Cancer Society.
Bullard is survived by his wife, Dorothy, and his children, Ashley and Alex.