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Nick Buoniconti

Nicholas Anthony Buoniconti

Position: LB
Height: 5-11    Weight: 220 lbs.

Born: December 15, 1940 in Springfield, MA
High School: Cathedral
College: Notre Dame   (school history)
Drafted by the Boston Patriots in the 13th round (102nd overall) of the 1962 AFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 102 (103rd overall since 1950)
8-time Pro Bowler & 5-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)
Inducted into Hall of Fame in 2001

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Fine Details  · Last updated Feb 10, 2016 5:25AM
All-Time Rank: #480. Dick Stanfel… #481. Joe Montana… #482. Les Bingaman… #483. NICK BUONICONTI… #484. Ted Hendricks… #485. Doug Smith… #486. Fred Taylor… 

Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty AV
1962 22 BOS MLB 85 14 2 3 0 3 0 7
1963* 23 BOS MLB 85 14 3 42 0 26 0 13
1964*+ 24 BOS MLB 85 14 5 75 0 26 0 13
1965*+ 25 BOS MLB 85 14 3 31 0 26 0 14
1966*+ 26 BOS MLB 85 14 4 43 0 41 0 14
1967*+ 27 BOS MLB 85 13 4 7 0 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 10
1968 28 BOS MLB 85 8 8 3 22 0 14 0 4
1969*+ 29 MIA MLB 85 13 13 3 27 0 24 0 0 0 1 0 0 10
1970 30 MIA MLB 85 14 14 7
1971 31 MIA MLB 85 14 14 1 16 0 16 0 0 1 0 0 0 9
1972* 32 MIA MLB 85 14 14 2 17 0 10 0 14
1973* 33 MIA MLB 85 13 13 0 0 3 13 1 12
1974 34 MIA MLB 85 13 13 2 29 0 16 0 7
1976 36 MIA 85 11 4 3
Career 183 93 32 312 0 41 0 0 1 6 13 2 1 137
7 yrs BOS 91 8 24 223 0 41 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 75
7 yrs MIA 92 85 8 89 0 24 0 0 1 4 13 1 62

Playoffs Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty
1963* 23 BOS MLB 2 2
1970 30 MIA MLB 1 1
1971 31 MIA MLB 3 3 0 0 1 0 0
1972 ❍ 32 MIA MLB 3 3 2 38 0 32 0
1973 ❍ 33 MIA MLB 3 3
1974 34 MIA MLB 1 1
Career 13 13 2 38 0 32 0 0 0 1 0 0
5 yrs MIA 11 11 2 38 0 32 0 0 0 1 0 0
1 yr BOS 2 2

Kick & Punt Returns

Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
1962 22 BOS MLB 85 14 1 8 0 8 8.0 8
Career 183 1 8 0 8 8.0 21
7 yrs BOS 91 8 1 8 0 8 8.0 8
7 yrs MIA 92 85 13

Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM 2PA XPM XPA FGM FGA Sfty Pts Pts/G
1963* 23 BOS MLB 85 14 1 1 6
1967*+ 27 BOS MLB 85 13 1 2
1973* 33 MIA MLB 85 13 13 1 1 6
Career 183 93 2 2 1 14
7 yrs BOS 91 8 1 1 1 8
7 yrs MIA 92 85 1 1 6

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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year Lg Value (Rank/All-Time)

All-Pro Teams