NFL Bill Fralic

Former NFL All Pro and WrestleMania 2 competitor Bill Fralic passed away Friday from cancer at age 56.

Fralic played professional football for the Atlanta Falcons and Detroit Lions between 1985 to 1993.  He was named to the Pro Bowl from 1986 to 1989.  Fralic also served as a color commentator for the Atlanta Falcons radio broadcasts from 1995 to 1997.

WWE issued the following statement on their website Friday:

WWE is saddened to learn that four-time NFL Pro Bowl guard and WrestleMania 2 competitor Bill Fralic has passed away.

Fralic participated in the 20-Man Battle Royal at the second Show of Shows, which pitted NFL greats like Fralic, William “The Refrigerator” Perry, Russ Francis and Jimbo Covert against WWE Superstars like Bruno Sammartino, Andre the Giant and The Hart Foundation.

WWE extends its condolences to Fralic’s family, friends and fans.

On behalf of the entire staff, we would like to send out our condolences to the entire family and friends of Bill Fralic during this very hard time.

WWE Hall of Famer and former Atlanta Falcon Bill Goldberg posted the following to his Twitter regarding Fralic’s passing: