June 22, 2017

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Keith Loneker, the former Kansas offensive lineman who spent three years in the NFL before becoming a modestly successful actor, died Thursday. He was 46.

The school announced Loneker's death in a statement. No cause was given, though son and current Kansas linebacker Keith Loneker Jr. said he'd been diagnosed with cancer late last year.

Loneker helped the Jayhawks to a victory in the 1992 Aloha Bowl, earning first-team All-Big Eight honors, before signing as a free agent with the Los Angeles Rams. He wound up spending three seasons with the franchise, starting five times and appearing in 19 games.

After his football career, Loneker appeared in such films as ''Rock Star'' and ''Superbad.''

Along with his son, Loneker is survived by a daughter, Kylee.

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