Dan Reeves, ex NFL coach and player, dies at 77
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Dan Reeves, a famous NFL coach but also a player, passed away suddenly at the age of 77. He was a role model to many with his appearance, and the NFL is what he has loved all his life "The Denver Broncos are deeply saddened by the loss of legendary Head Coach Dan Reeves," the Broncos said in a statement, as quoted by ESPN " "One of the winningest coaches in NFL history, Coach Reeves set the foundation for the Broncos 'decade of dominance in the 1980s and championship tradition for years to come.
"- "With competitiveness, consistency and a style all his own, he guided the Broncos to three Super Bowl appearances, five AFC West titles and six playoff berths," the Broncos said Saturday in their statement. "... "Reeves coached the Broncos with integrity, character and toughness along with sincere appreciation for his players and coaches." "His time with the Broncos was part of a remarkable 39-year career in professional football in which he appeared in the Super Bowl an astonishing nine times as a player or coach." "Our hearts and deepest sympathies go out to Dan's wife and high school sweetheart, Pam; his children Dana, Lee and Laura; his grandchildren and great grandchildren; and the entire Reeves family.
"Dan Reeves had a legendary NFL career as both a player and a coach. He made an indelible mark on the League and all of the people he played with, coached and worked alongside," New York Giants president John Mara said in a statement.
"He was one of the finest men I have ever been around in this business. Our deepest condolences to Pam and the entire Reeves family." "Dan Reeves leaves a lasting legacy in our game as a player and coach. His track record of success in Dallas, Denver, New York and Atlanta over several decades speaks for itself, marking a long and successful life and career in football," Blank said in a statement.
"On behalf of the Atlanta Falcons I extend our condolences to Dan's family and friends as they mourn his passing." Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan expressed his condolences. "Sad to hear about the passing of Dan Reeves. Amazing career in professional football," Matt posted on Twitter.
"So glad to have gotten to know him here in Atlanta and so grateful for how nice he always was to my boys when we would see him on Saturday mornings getting bagels. RIP."