by Lisa Albergo reporting for AFANA from Chicago
Former Cat Paul Couch, 51, passed away on Saturday morning, March 4. He was out for a bicycle ride with friends when he suffered a heart attack and could not be revived. The football community, while shocked and in mourning, is remembering him as a much-loved person and player who always had a ready smile. The Cats confirmed the news on Saturday afternoon, calling Couch "an icon" and "a friend to all who knew him". Both the Cats and Essendon wore black arm bands during their NAB match.