Downs lived locally, so his obit was in the Albany paper.
I remember Kuchenberg. Wasn't he paired with Larry Little on their great offensive line?
Yep he was on that famous O-line with HOFers Larry Little and Jim Langer. There was a push a few years ago to put him in the HOF also but he fell short.
I just read the obit for Gil Downs and he was a 1st Round pick for the Yankees in 1960. Pretty impressive accomplishment!