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Mr. Iceberg and Mr. DeBerg
David Fleming
August 31, 1998
This summer the oldest men in two very different fields—archaeology and football—have been on display. In April the remains of �tzi the Iceman, the world's oldest known corpse, were made public at a museum in Bolzano, Italy. In July the Falcons signed quarterback Steve DeBerg, who was drafted in 1977 and last played in '93. Turns out the world's oldest remains and the NFL's oldest player have a lot in common.
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August 31, 1998

Mr. Iceberg And Mr. Deberg

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This summer the oldest men in two very different fields—archaeology and football—have been on display. In April the remains of �tzi the Iceman, the world's oldest known corpse, were made public at a museum in Bolzano, Italy. In July the Falcons signed quarterback Steve DeBerg, who was drafted in 1977 and last played in '93. Turns out the world's oldest remains and the NFL's oldest player have a lot in common.

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