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Team to honor memory of ex-tackle Leon Brockmeier

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Northwestern players will wear stickers on their helmets in memory of former offensive lineman Leon Brockmeier, who died Saturday of natural causes. Brockmeier, a second-team, All-Big Ten tackle on the team that won the 2000 Big Ten championship, was 34.

Brockmeier started 35 games for the Wildcats, including 24 straight for an offense that led the Big Ten in total offense in 2000 and was second in 2001.

Brockmeier is survived by wife Melanie and two sons. A memorial fund as been established by the Brockmeier family. 

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My family has know Leon and his family for over 26 years he was a great man and friend I remember playing catch in the yard with him and his older brothers I just can't believe he's gone... Thank you Northwestern for remembering him today!! I didn't lose a friend I lost a older brother...
RIP Bro love you

Coach Brock was an amazing man on and off the field. I had the pleasure to play for him at Freedom High School. My condolences go out to his family both on and off the gridiron. He will be missed by many. I pray that his wife and two sons find comfort in the support shown by NU. Sad to see him go although he is gone he will never be forgotten!

R.I.P Coach Brockmeier

Leon was a great football player and a better man. He is going to be sorely missed. This whole thing is a senseless tragedy. Thank you Northwestern for honoring our dear friend.

The Brockmeier family is so honored that Northwestern will honor Leon's memory in this way. He absolutely loved playing football for NU. These were some of his fondest memories. He was the youngest of eight brothers and sisters. Many of the siblings, along with their husbands and wives traveled to El Paso when the Wildcats played in the Alamo Bowl againgst Nebraska. Leon had his own cheering section that year... We were all so proud. I have attached a link to the Memorial fund we have set up for the beautiful wife and two small boys Leon leaves behind. Thank you again to the NU family for this honor. The Brockmeier clan will be watching with great pride this Saturday.

Class move by Fitz. Brockmeier was a class act and will be missed by all.

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