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Nick Buoniconti

Dec 15, 1940 – Jul 30, 2019 (Age 78)

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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 Legacy.com, click here.

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I REMEMBER WHEN I WAS A 11 YEAR OLD BOY. MY FATHER TOOK ME TO SEE THE DOLPHINS AGAINST THE COLTS AT MEMORIAL STADIUM IN BALTIMORE BACK IN DECEMBER 1975. THE DOLPHINS LOST THAT GAME BELIEVE IT OR NOT THAT DAY. AFTER THE GAME ENDED, I WALKED OUT ONTO THE FOOTBALL FIELD & SPOTTED NICK BUONICONTI NUMBER # 85. I YELLED OUT HIS NAME BUT HE DID NOT ANSWER ME. HOWEVER, I KNEW HE HEARD MY VOICE! HE WAS THE BEST LINEBACKER IN THE GAME! I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A DOLPHINS FAN EVER SINCE THAT PERFECT...

I only met him once at a party hosted by Roy Boe who was my law client. Nick had just received his law degree. We spent a long time talking about the law practice and representing professional athletes. I was so impressed by his genuineness....having met many professional athletes. I wish I had followed up with him. How wonderful how he soldiered on after that awful injury to his son...and raised so much money for the effort to deal with paralysis. I wish his family the very best but know the...

I am so sorry for the loss of Nick. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.

Our family extends our condolences to the family of Nick Buoniconti. His life and impact on the game of football and medical research will forever be remembered. He seemed to have been a larger than life individual who I am certain will be dearly missed.

We pray that you all are comforted by your memories and the promise of seeing him again under better conditions.

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

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