All-Pro defensive lineman and two-time Washington Super Bowl champion Dave Butz has died. Check out Dave Butz cause of death.

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David Butz was an American professional football player who was a defensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for the St. Louis Cardinals and the Washington Redskins in a 16-year career from 1973 to 1988.

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Personal information
Born: June 23, 1950
Lafayette, Alabama
Died: November 4, 2022 (aged 72)     
       Height:         6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Weight: 295 lb (134 kg)

He played college football for the Purdue Boilermakers.

Butz played college football at Purdue University, where he was a 1972 finalist for the Lombardi Award.

He was a first-team All-Big Ten member and played in both the East-West Shrine Game and Senior Bowl, where he was named the Defensive MVP.

Dave Butz cause of death 

Washington legend Dave Butz, who helped the franchise win two Super Bowls, has died, the team announced Friday. He was 72. 

The Commanders confirmed Butz’s passing on social media. His cause of death was not immediately known. 

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“We’re heartbroken over the loss of Washington Legend Dave Butz, a 2x Super Bowl champion and member of our Ring of Fame and 90 Greatest list,” the tweet read. “Sending our deepest condolences to Dave’s family and friends.”

Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Theismann, Butz’s former teammate, shared his condolences on Twitter.

After a standout college career at Purdue that eventually landed Butz in the College Football Hall of Fame, the St. Louis Cardinals selected him with the fifth pick of the 1973 NFL draft.

Butz played only two seasons with St. Louis before departing acrimoniously (a hatred that would fester throughout his career with Washington, which then played the Cardinals twice a year as NFC East rivals).

Though Butz technically was a free agent who could sign with whichever team he chose, at the time NFL rules stated the team that signed a free agent had to compensate his former team.

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That didn’t bother Washington Coach George Allen, who in 1975 paid the Cardinals what was then the largest compensation for a free agent in NFL history: first-round draft picks in 1977 and 1978 plus a second-round pick in 1978.

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Butz was drafted in the first round (fifth overall) of the 1973 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals, where he would play for two seasons. Redskins coach George Allen gave the Cardinals two first-round draft picks and a second-rounder for the right to Butz.

Career highlights and awards
  • 2× Super Bowl champion (XVII, XXII)
  • First-team All-Pro (1983)
  • Second-team All-Pro (1984)
  • Pro Bowl (1983)
  • NFL 1980s All-Decade Team
  • 80 Greatest Redskins
  • Washington Redskins Ring of Fame         

In 1975 Butz was granted free agency due to a mistake in his contract that he signed as a rookie in 1973.

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Allen quickly signed him, but the NFL ruled that the Redskins had to pay the Cardinals 2 first-round picks (1977 & 1978) and a second-round pick (1979).

Butz then played for the Washington Redskins for 14 years, where he had three Super Bowl appearances. He ranks third in franchise history in sacks (59.5) and was a one-time Pro Bowler in 1983 in a season in which he got eleven sacks, a career-best.

He only missed four games in his entire 16-year career. Butz was among the largest players in the NFL when he played standing 6’8″ and routinely weighing around 300 pounds.

At the victory parade following the Redskins win in Super Bowl XXII, Butz famously shouted to the crowd, “We came, we saw, we kicked their butz.”

In October 1987, Butz famously checked himself out of the hospital to play in the Redskins’ game against the New York Jets.

Despite having dropped from 313 to 287 pounds due to the illness and feeling dizzy in the second half, Butz made a game-saving sack of Ken O’Brien to stop a Jets’ drive late in the game and was awarded the game ball.

How old is 

At the time of his death, Dave Butz was 72 years old.

By Rishabh

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