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Former Olympic sprinter and CFL receiver Frank Budd dies at age 74

FILE - In this June 24, 1961, file photo, Villanova sprinter Frank Budd, right, is congratulated by coach James Elliott after winning the 100-yard dash at the National AAU track and field championships in New York, with a world record time of 9.2 seconds. Budd, an Olympic sprinter and former 100-meter dash world record holder, died Tuesday, April 29, 2014, Villanova University said. He was 74. (AP Photo/File)

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FILE - In this June 24, 1961, file photo, Villanova sprinter Frank Budd, right, is congratulated by coach James Elliott after winning the 100-yard dash at the National AAU track and field championships in New York, with a world record time of 9.2 seconds. Budd, an Olympic sprinter and former 100-meter dash world record holder, died Tuesday, April 29, 2014, Villanova University said. He was 74. (AP Photo/File)

MARLTON, N.J. - Frank Budd, an Olympic sprinter and former 100-yard dash world record-holder who also played in the Canadian Football League, has died. He was 74.

Villanova University says Budd, an alumnus, died Tuesday. A cause of death has not been given.

Budd placed fifth in the 100 metres at the 1960 Olympics. A year later, he set the world record in the 100-yard dash, finishing a race at Randall's Island in New York in 9.2 seconds.

That earned Budd the unofficial title of world's fastest man.

He later played wide receiver in the NFL and spent two seasons with Calgary in the CFL. He played for the Stampeders in 1965 and 1966, recording 38 catches for 891 yards and six touchdowns.

Budd grew up in Asbury Park and later lived in Mount Laurel. Services are scheduled for Monday on the Villanova campus outside Philadelphia.

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