July 28 (UPI) -- Former San Diego Chargers running back Keith Lincoln, who holds the all-time record for most yards from scrimmage in a postseason game, has died at the age of 80.
A cause of death was not immediately announced. He passed away Saturday in Pullman, Wash.
Lincoln had 329 yards from scrimmage in a 51-10 victory over the Boston Patriots in the 1963 AFL Championship Game. He had 206 rushing yards on 13 carries and caught seven passes for 123 yards that day.
Lincoln played college football at Washington State University. In addition to running back, Lincoln also played defensive back, quarterback and served as the team's punter and kicker.
Lincoln was drafted by the NFL's Chicago Bears and the AFL's Chargers in 1961. He chose the Chargers because he wanted to stay close to California and quickly become one of the AFL's top players.
Lincoln was also involved in "the hit heard 'round the world" a year later when Buffalo Bills linebacker Mike Stratton broke the running back's ribs with a devastating hit.
Lincoln ran for 3,383 yards and 19 touchdowns from 1961 to 1968. He finished his career with 165 catches for 2,250 yards and 19 touchdowns through the air.
Lincoln was inducted into the San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame and earned a spot on their 40th and 50th-anniversary teams. He returned to Washington State in 1971 and later became the school's director of alumni relations.