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Nick Buoniconti

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Birthday
15, 1940
Birthplace
Springfield, MA
Death Date
Jul 30, 2019 (78)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
15, 1940
Birthplace
Springfield, MA
Death Date
Jul 30, 2019 (78)

About

Hall of Fame NFL middle linebacker who played for the Boston Patriots from 1962 until 1968 and the Miami Dolphins from 1969 until 1976.

Before Fame

He was initially deemed too small by NFL scouts.

Trivia

He made an immediate impact when drafted and was voted AFL Rookie of the Year in 1962.

Family Life

His son Marc suffered a paralyzing spinal cord injury in 1985 while playing for The Citadel.

Associated With

He made his first NFL Pro Bowl game in 1973, and OJ Simpson was named the game's MVP.