Gary Lane

New York Giants
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  • Now an accomplished referee in the National Football League, Gary Lane is one of eight Tigers who won first-team all-conference honors three times (1963-65).
  • A quarterback for Dan Devine, he led Missouri to a cumulative record of 21-8-2 and paced the Big Eight in total offense as a sophomore and junior.
  • He led the Tigers to a dramatic 20-18 victory over Florida in the 1966 Sugar Bowl, where his running and leadership countered a big passing day by the Gator’s Steve Spurrier.
  • From East Alton, Ill., Lane played in the NFL for the Cleveland Browns and New York Giants, and in Canada, from 1966-70.