EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Linebacker Dan Lloyd of the New York Giants, who won a battle against cancer only a year ago, Wednesday announced his retirement from professional football.
Lloyd, originally a sixth round draft choice out of Washington in 1976, missed the last three seasons. He sat out the 1980 and 1981 campaigns in his battle against lymph cancer and he missed the 1982 season because of knee surgery.
Until suffering a knee injury late in the 1979 season, Lloyd had played in 60 consecutive games as a reserve linebacker and special teams player. He first contacted cancer in March of 1980 and, after undergoing chemotherapy treatment, was pronounced completely cured in March of 1982.
Lloyd did not disclose his future plans.