MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Missoula real estate agent and NFL agent Ken Staninger has died of pancreatic cancer. He was 63.

Staninger's wife, Mary, said her husband died Saturday evening.

Mary Staninger says her husband was diagnosed in August, but they kept it quiet because he wanted his players to get though the season before telling them.

The Missoulian reports many of his NFL clients, including Super Bowl XXVI MVP Mark Rypien, traveled to Missoula to say their goodbyes.

Others who made visits include Brent Pease, a former University of Montana quarterback who is the offensive coordinator at Florida; Dave Dickenson the former Griz and Canadian Football League great who is now offensive coordinator for the Calgary Stampeders and Miami Dolphins kicker Dan Carpenter.

Staninger is survived by his wife and three sons.