Paul Orndorff, who was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the twelfth round of the 1973 NFL Draft out of Tampa, has died in Fayetteville, Georgia. Orndorff was 71.
While Orndorff never played a down in the normal season for the Saints in the wake of bombing his physical, he proceeded to make his name in proficient wrestling as an actual power, beginning with Mid-South Wrestling in 1976 where he won a public title prior to turning into a World Wrestling Federation star in the wake of investing a short energy in the World Football League with the Jacksonville Sharks.
Orndorff was both the hero and the lowlife in wrestling and was warmly known as “Mr. Brilliant,” a moniker given to him by his chief “Unruly” Roddy Piper.
Orndorff went on to the World Wrestling Federation where he turned into a hero.
Subsequent to resigning, Orndorff stayed in the game via preparing more youthful grapplers. He was accepted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005 and the National Wrestling Alliance Hall of Fame in 2009.
Orndorff, who apparently experienced dementia as of late, was a local of Brandon, Florida.