Two-time super bowl winner has died at the age of 72. The Commanders confirmed Butz’s passing on social media.
They said on social media, “We’re heartbroken over the loss of Washington Legend Dave Butz, member of our Ring of Fame and 90 Greatest lists,” the tweet read. “Sending our deepest condolences to Dave’s family and friends.”
Butz spent 14 of his 16 NFL seasons with Washington after breaking into the league with the St. Louis Cardinals, where he played his first two years (1973 and 1974).
As one of the league’s biggest players at the time at 6-foot-8 and nearly 300 pounds, he was a key part of Washington’s defense for the franchise’s first two Super Bowl-winning teams in the 1982 and 1987 seasons.
“Lost a dear friend today. Dave Butz. Dave, Mark Mosley and I used to ride to games together. A true gentle giant. Rest In Peace my friend. His best friend said.
The fifth overall pick out of Purdue in 1973, Butz was an All-Pro selection in 1983 and finished second in voting for AP Defensive Player of the Year when he started all 16 games for Washington and had 11½ sacks.
Dave Butz Cause Of Death
His cause of death was not immediately known. But police investigate his cause of death. We will update his cause of death as soon as possible.
Butz retired after the 1988 season, is a member of Washington’s Ring of Fame and was chosen as one of the organization’s 90 greatest players earlier this year when the team commemorated its 90th anniversary.
The team said on Twitter it was “heartbroken” over the loss of a “Washington legend.”
Former teammate and Washington quarterback Joe Theismann posted: “Lost a dear friend today. Dave Butz. Dave, Mark (Moseley) and I used to ride to games together. A true gentle giant. Rest In Peace my friend.”
How Did Dave Butz Die?
Butz was a professional football player from the United States who spent his whole playing career in the NFL. Throughout his college career, he played football for the Purdue Boilermakers.
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