NFL legend Dan Reeves His family announced on Saturday that he had entered the Super Bowl 9 times as a player and coach and died due to complications from a “long-term illness.” He was 77 years old.
The family said in a statement that the former Broncos, Giants and Falcons coach passed away peacefully at his home in Atlanta and was surrounded by relatives.
Reeves has a long career on the court and on the sidelines-he joined the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL in 1965… after an outstanding athletic career in South Carolina.
He played for the United States team for 8 seasons-won the sixth Super Bowl championship in 1972.
Reeves rejoined the Cowboys as an assistant coach from 1974 to 1980, entered the Super Bowl three times and won all championships in 1978.
From 1981 to 1992, Reeves continued to be the head coach of the Denver Broncos and played 3 times in the Super Bowl. John Elway At the quarterback.
Reeves later joined the New York Giants in 1993, leading them to the playoffs in his first year as head coach.
He became the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons in 1997. In his second season with the team, he created a 14-2 record and played against Elway and the Broncos in the 33rd Super Bowl.
As the NFL head coach, Reeves has achieved a 190-165-2 record in 23 seasons… and entered the playoffs nine times. He was inducted into the Denver Broncos Hall of Fame in 2014.
“The Denver Broncos are deeply saddened by the loss of legendary head coach Dan Reeves, who died at his home in Atlanta this morning at the age of 77,” the team said on Saturday.
“As one of the most awarded coaches in NFL history, Coach Reeves laid the foundation for the Broncos’ ten-year dominance in the 1980s and the championship tradition for the next few years.”
Reeves’ wife survived, Pam, 3 children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.