Nick Buoniconti Wiki
Nick Buonicontiwas a former American National Football League middle linebacker.
Buoniconti played for the Boston Patriots and Miami Dolphins. Buoniconti was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2001.
Nick Buoniconti Biography
Nick Buoniconti Bio: Nicholas Anthony Buoniconti was born on 15 December 1940 and died on 30 July 2019 at the age of 78.
|Birth Date||15 December 1940|
|Birth Place||Springfield, Massachusetts, United States|
|Death Date||30 July 2019|
|Wife||Teresa Marie Salamano (m. 1962–1997), Lynn Weiss|
|Children||Marc Buoniconti, Nicholas Buoniconti III|
|Tv Shows||Inside the NFL|
|Net Worth||Update Soon|
Buoniconti was born to Nicholas Anthony Buoniconti Sr. and Pasqualina “Patsy” Mercolino. His parent’s bakery in the predominantly Italian South End of the city.
Buoniconti was raised Roman Catholic and played football for Cathedral High School, where a plaque honoring him as a “Hometown Hall of Famer” was unveiled in 2012.
Nick Buoniconti Education
He graduated from Notre Dame and was drafted by the American Football League’s Patriots in the thirteenth round of the 1962 AFL draft.
Buoniconti began his career In 1960, was second on the Fighting Irish in tackles (behind senior captain Myron Pottios) with 71.
As a senior in 1961, he led the team with 74 tackles as the Irish co-captain and was rewarded with 2nd-team All-America selections from UPI, TSN, and the Football Coaches’ Association. He was the only All-American on Notre Dame’s 1961 team.
He was the captain of the 1961 Notre Dame football team, but NFL scouts considered him “too small” to play pro football.
Drafted by the Boston Patriots in the 1962 American Football League college draft and switched to linebacker.
Buoniconti made an immediate impact, as he was named the team’s rookie of the year. The following year, he helped Boston capture the 1963 AFL Eastern Division title.
He was named 2nd team All-AFL in 1963 and the following season began a run of five consensus All-AFL seasons in the following six seasons, missing only 1968 when he was named second-team All-AFL.
Nick Buoniconti Wife
Buoniconti married to Teresa Marie Salamano in 1962. after some year they decide to get divorced. He was 2nd married to Lynn Weiss.
He is surviving with his wife Lynn Weiss and 2 children Marc Buoniconti, Nicholas Buoniconti III.
His son Marc suffered a spinal cord injury making a tackle for The Citadel, rendering him a quadriplegic.
Nick became the public face of the group that founded the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, now one of the world’s leading neurological research centers.
Nick Buoniconti Death
former American Football middle linebacker Nick Buoniconti died on 30 July 2019 after a long illness.
He has died at the age of 78.
— Pro Football Hall of Fame (@ProFootballHOF) July 31, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Nick Buoniconti. pic.twitter.com/kcgtLRWzo7
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) July 31, 2019
— Tom Garfinkel (@TomGarfinkel) July 31, 2019