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|Famous People from Dimmit County Texas|
John Ayers was born April 14, 1953 in Carrizo Springs Texas as John
Milton Ayers. Ayers played college football for
West Texas State University,
Canyon. He was
a National Football League offensive lineman from 1977 through 1987.
During that span, he appeared in two Super Bowls: Super Bowl XVI and
Super Bowl XIX for the San Francisco 49ers. Ayers was a key
contributor on the final 89-yard drive that led to the play that has
been immortalized as "The Catch" in the 1982 NFC Playoffs versus the
Ayers died October 2, 1995 in Canyon Texas of liver cancer when he was 42.