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Ex-Colorado football coach Bill McCartney, 75, diagnosed with late-onset dementia/Alzheimer's

Bill McCartney's family shares the heartbreaking news.

Colorado Buffaloes' legendary head football coach Bill McCartney, 75, has been diagnosed with late-onset dementia/Alzheimer's.

The McCartney family released this statement Monday morning:

McCartney coached 13 years at Colorado from 1982 to 1994. He ended his coaching career in Boulder with a 95-55-5 record, three consecutive Big Eight Conference titles from 1989 to 1991, and a National Championship in 1990. McCartney coached a total of 11 consensus All-Americans while at Colorado, and won numerous coaching awards in 1989, including the Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award.

He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2013.

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