Hugh McElhenny, Elusive Hall of Fame Halfback, Is Dead at 93

Known as the King, he was a thrilling figure on the field, twisting and turning as he frustrated defenders on his circuitous romps to the end zone.

Hugh McElhenny, a Hall of Fame halfback who was known as the King for his thrilling, high-stepping prowess in the football world of the 1950s, first with the University of Washington and then with the San Francisco 49ers, died on June 17 at his home in Henderson, Nev. He was 93.

His daughter Karen Lynn McElhenny confirmed the death on Thursday but did not specify a cause. The Pro Football Hall of Fame also announced the death on Thursday.

McElhenny was a dazzling figure on

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