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Death of a paper carrier: zero hour for Zero

I didn’t know ex-NFL player and City Pages delivery guy Larry “Zero” Stevenson, but there’s more than enough in his obituary to seek some crowdsourcing.
By David Brauer

I didn’t know Larry “Zero” Stevenson, but there’s more than enough in his obituary to warrant my curiosity.

Larry "Zero" Stevenson
Larry “Zero” Stevenson

According to his obit, Zero, who died six days after his 61st birthday, was a U football star; he played one year in the NFL until a leg injury ended his career, according to this entertaining 2007 profile by the Downtown Journal’s Christopher Koehler.

MinnPost’s operations director Karl Pearson-Cater knew him from their days at City Pages and tweets that Stevenson, who delivered papers each Wednesday, was “a real cool guy.”

There’s a guest book on the obit site, but I’m curious enough to seek crowdsourcing here. If you have a Zero story, please tell it below. Seems only fair since he delivered so many of our stories.