Nick Buoniconti Obituary

(1940 - 2019)
Nick Buoniconti was a Hall of Fame middle linebacker for the Miami Dolphins as part of their legendary teams in the 1970s. He was a leader of the Dolphins No-Name defense, winning the Super Bowl in 1972 and 1973. The 1972 Dolphins are the only team to have an undefeated season in the NFL. His pro career began with the Boston Patriots who drafted him from Notre Dame in 1962 and he was traded to the Dolphins in 1969. After playing, he became a player agent, a host on “Inside the NFL,” and a strong advocate for football safety after his son Marc was paralyzed during a game in college. He started the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, which has raised millions of dollars for medical research. He went public with his diagnosis of dementia, which he attributed to CTE from playing football.

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