Schizophrenia Series-Disabled Legend Lionel Aldridge

Lionel Aldridge was born on 14 February, 1941 and died on 12 February, 1998. Lionel Aldridge played American football professionally as a defensive end on the historic Green Bay Packers teams of the 60s.

Lionel Aldridge was drafted in 1963 by the New York Giants after a standout college career at Utah State. Active from 1963 to 1971, Lionel Aldridge played for the Packers during the Vince Lombardi dynasty in Green Bay, playing a role in Packer victories in Super Bowls I and II. Traded to the San Diego Chargers, Lionel Aldridge played 2 seasons in San Diego before retiring from professional football in 1972.

After retiring, Lionel Aldridge worked as sports analyst in Milwaukee until manifesting a mental illness called paranoid schizophrenia during the early 70s. Homeless for a time, he eventually reached a form of equilibrium, working as an advocate for the homeless and mentally ill until his death in 1998.

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