Patriots mourning Addison's death

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Former Lancaster High, USC football star

By The Staff

The New England Patriots are mourning the loss of one of the franchise’s original members, linebacker Tom Addison.

A Lancaster native, Addison died Tuesday at his Bluffton home.

Addison attended the University of South Carolina where he lettered 1955, 1956 and 1957. He played a season under Rex Enright and two years under Warren Giese at USC.

He was a member of the 1956 USC team, which went 7-3, 4-2 in the ACC. 

Addison was an outstanding football player at Lancaster High School under the late Wade Corn before signing with the Gamecocks.

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