Iconic Miami Dolphins Running Back Jim Kiick Dies at 73 After Battle With Alzheimer’s
By Space Coast Daily // June 23, 2020
key team member of the NFL’s only perfect 17-0 season in 1972
(FOX NEWS) – Jim Kiick, the versatile running back who helped the Miami Dolphins achieve the NFL’s only perfect season in 1972, died Saturday at age 73 following a battle with Alzheimer’s disease, daughter Allie said.
Kiick (“Butch”) made the American Football League All-Star team in his first two seasons and played on Miami’s back-to-back Super Bowl championship teams in 1972-73.
Kiick had two touchdowns for the ’72 Dolphins in the AFC championship game and also scored in the Super Bowl victory that capped their 17-0 season under Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Don Shula.
Shula died May 4 at age 90.
Kiick lived in an assisted living home in recent years. Allie Kiick said that because of the coronavirus, visitors weren’t being allowed in his room.
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Let’s please remember my dad #jimkiick for the legend he was on and off the field. I again ask that the media please respects our privacy. We really need time. Thank you all again. https://t.co/C96lymQ6KC
— Allie Kiick (@AllieKiick) June 21, 2020
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