Dan Reeves Death – Obituary, Former NFL player and head coach – Cause of death
Former NFL player and head coach Dan Reeves, who during his 38 years in the league participated in nine Super Bowls, the third most for an individual, has passed away. Reeves was 77.
Dan Reeves led three different franchises to playoff wins, including taking two of them to the Super Bowl. Helluva career as a player, assistant coach and HC. His contributions to the game have probably been overlooked. RIP Coach.
During his 38-year NFL career as a player and coach, Dan Reeves has participated in nine Super Bowls.
As a tenacious running back for the Dallas Cowboys, Reeves will continue to serve as the head coach of the Denver Broncos, New York Giants and Atlanta Falcons. He has passed away at the age of 77.
Reeves’ family issued a statement to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network:
“The legendary NFL player and coach Dan Reeves passed away peacefully this morning at his home in Atlanta, Georgia, and was surrounded by his loving family. He died at the age of 77 due to complications from a long-term illness. He died. His legacy will continue among many of his friends, players and fans, and other members of the NFL community. Arrangements are still to be determined.”
Dan coached and lost four Super Bowls: as the head coach of the Denver Broncos, Super Bowl XXI (1986), Super Bowl XXII (1987) and Super Bowl XXIV (1989), and as the head coach of the Denver Broncos. XXXIII (1999) Atlanta Falcons.
Whether judging from a single season record or from his overall impact on football, Dan Reeves is one of the premier coaches in the history of the National Football League.
As the executive vice president of football operations and head coach of the Atlanta Falcons, Reeves is currently the most won active coach in the NFL, with 170 victories, and he brings a tradition of success.
The 1998 season further proved his commitment to excellence. After undergoing heart surgery in December last year, Reeves was hospitalized in the last two games of the regular season and returned to the sidelines only three weeks after the surgery, leading the Falcons to their first NFC championship and Super Bowl XXXIII.