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Classic Sports Card of The Day

23 Oct

64toppsbuoniconti

1964 Topps football card of former linebacker Nick Buoniconti, who had a long and successful 14 year career with the Boston Patriots and Miami Dolphins. He was a six time American Football League All Star with the Patriots and a two-time Pro Bowler with Miami after being traded there. Buoniconti was a cornerstone of the Dolphins’ “No Name” defense that won back-to-back Super Bowls in the 1970s and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2001. He earned a law degree while playing for the Patriots and after retiring as a player worked as a lawyer and player agent, and also as a spokesman for the tobacco industry. He also worked in television as co-host of the HBO show Inside The NFL with Len Dawson. Buoniconti passed away this year at the age of 78, after suffering with neurological issues.

 

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