first_imgIn 11 years in the NFL with the Cardinals (1968-1971), Green Bay Packers (1972-1974) and Kansas City Chiefs (1975-1978), he amassed 7,442 all-purpose yards and 37 total touchdowns. During his time at Utah State, the Aggies went 19-10-1, beating Utah three times and BYU on two other occasions. Lane is one of only four Aggies in school history to be drafted in the first round, joining defensive tackle Merlin Olsen (#3 overall to the Los Angeles Rams in 1962), quarterback Bill Munson (#7 overall to the Los Angeles Rams in 1964) and defensive tackle Phil Olsen (#4 overall to the Boston Patriots in 1970). During his junior and senior seasons, Lane had 171 carries for 1,182 yards and eight scores. Tags: Bill Munson/Green Bay Packers/Kansas City Chiefs/Macarthur Lane/Merlin Olsen/NFL/Phil Olsen/St. Louis Cardinals/Utah State In 1976, the versatile Lane led the NFL with 66 receptions. May 6, 2019 /Sports News – Local Former USU/NFL Tailback Macarthur Lane Dies At 77 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-This past Saturday, former Utah State and NFL tailback Macarthur Lane passed away at 77. Lane was a two-way star for the Aggies, playing linebacker and running back from 1965-1967. Lane was drafted 13th overall in the 1968 NFL/AFL Draft, selected by the St. Louis Cardinals. Lane posted four career 100-yard rushing games for the Aggies. In 1970, Lane had the best season of his career, rushing for 11 scores and earning a Pro Bowl selection. He averaged 6.9 yards per carry, ranking him third all-time in school history. Written by Brad Jameslast_img