Nick Buoniconti

Dec 15, 1940 – Jul 30, 2019 (Age 78)


Nick Buoniconti was a Hall of Fame middle linebacker for the Miami Dolphins as part of their legendary teams in the 1970s. For full obituary and coverage from, click here.

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Our deepest condolences to the family. We truly appreciate the Miami project. Thank you Nick for your selfless sacrifices.

We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort you all during this extremely difficult time.

From Mount Carmel grammar school through Cathedral High I watched Nick (Skippy) mature into a wonderful man and hero to the South End Italian community. I remember the wonderful odors from Mercolino's Bakery where we got great bread and pastry after church. I was in the same class as Bob but attended many of his baseball and football games and was in awe of his talent. He was my hero throughout his career at Notre Dame, the Pats and Dolphins. My son Steve and I loved to watch every game...

We are deeply saddened for the loss of your beloved Husband and Father. We know that you all are so very proud of your loved ones accomplishments and great legacy? That is truly wonderful!

JMJ, Jackson Mississippi

RIP Nick. I was fortunate enough to watch you play all of the games you played in the Orange Bowl with my Dad. You were an amazing player , leader and always carried yourself with class. The world will miss you deeply as I know you are in Heaven. God bless the Buoniconti family

My sympathy Buoniconti family. As you relish Nick's memory, take comfort in knowing that God "cares for you". -1Peter5:7

A wonderful man who will be remembered

You were larger than life. I will miss you
You and the family are in our thoughts and prayers. RIP MY FRIEND

Thanks for the wonderful memories , Nick. You have run thru that eternal wall, and the hole you've left is NOT SMALL.... I can only hope to be there for my son as you were and are for yours. Condolences for the family, and may Nick never be absent in the huddle of our hearts.

Yup Nick and Kick
The Real Deal RIP Sir.