NFL Hall of Famer Lance Alworth thanks San Diego County sheriff's deputies who helped him recover a Super Bowl ring he lost more than 20 years ago.
NFL Hall of Fame wide receiver Lance Alworth is getting back his Super Bowl ring, 25 years after it was stolen.
The San Diego County Sheriff's Department said Tuesday the ring was scheduled to be sold Nov. 20 at an auction house in Laguna Niguel with an opening bid of $44,000.
The ring was reported stolen in 1988 from a San Diego bar that displayed sports memorabilia.
Investigators said Alworth received a phone call last month demanding $40,000 for the ring. The former wide receiver for the San Diego Chargers and the Dallas Cowboys contacted authorities.
Alworth played for the Chargers from 1962-1070 before joining America's Team.
As a member of the 1971 Dallas Cowboys, Alworth earned a Super Bowl ring with the team's win in Super Bowl VI -- a 24-3 blowout against the Miami Dolphins on Jan. 16 1972. In the game, Alworth had two catches -- a 21-yard reception and a 7-yard touchdown reception, both off the arm of legendary quarterback Roger Staubach, according to pro-football-reference.com.
No arrests have been made.