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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 (99th 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 Jul 10, 2014 12:25PM
All-Time Rank: #165. Kevin Greene… #166. Mel Renfro… #167. Dan Dierdorf… #168. NICK BUONICONTI… #169. Joe Namath… #170. Elvin Bethea… #171. Dante Lavelli… 

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD 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

Kick & Punt Returns

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 8
7 yrs BOS 91 8 1 8 0 8 8.0 8
7 yrs MIA 92 85 0

Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM 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
NumYrs Players whose career was of similar quality and shape
3 Les Richter*, Ken Fantetti, Randy Gradishar, Bill George*, Harry Carson*, Sherrill Headrick, Lucius Sanford, Joey Porter, Gary Campbell, Terrell Suggs
4 Hugh Green, Dewey Selmon, Bill George*, Les Richter*, Julian Peterson, Terrell Suggs, Harry Carson*, Wayne Robinson, Mike Merriweather, Sherrill Headrick
5 Les Richter*, Jeff Siemon, Bill George*, Mike Stratton, Chris Spielman, Fredd Young, Dale Dodrill, Shane Conlan, Sherrill Headrick, DeMarcus Ware
6 Jeff Siemon, Les Richter*, Rickey Jackson*, Mike Stratton, Sam Huff*, Bobby Bell*, Dale Dodrill, Willie Lanier*, Sherrill Headrick, Joey Porter
7 Harry Carson*, Jeff Siemon, Les Richter*, Rickey Jackson*, Mike Stratton, Vaughan Johnson, Chris Spielman, Matt Blair, Dick Butkus*, Cornelius Bennett
8 Rickey Jackson*, Sam Huff*, Walt Michaels, Harry Carson*, Jeff Siemon, Dale Dodrill, Les Richter*, Mike Stratton, Sherrill Headrick, Willie Lanier*
9 Dale Dodrill, Sam Huff*, Rickey Jackson*, Harry Carson*, Walt Michaels, Joe Schmidt*, Les Richter*, Joey Porter, Dave Wilcox*, Matt Blair
10 Harry Carson*, Walt Michaels, Robert Brazile, Dale Dodrill, Dave Wilcox*, Rickey Jackson*, Chris Spielman, Joe Schmidt*, Matt Blair, Bill Bergey
11 Bill Bergey, Robert Brazile, Rickey Jackson*, Joey Porter, Joe Schmidt*, Dave Wilcox*, Walt Michaels, Bobby Bell*, Willie Lanier*, Lee Roy Jordan
12 Bill Bergey, Rickey Jackson*, Joe Schmidt*, Bobby Bell*, Harry Carson*, Isiah Robertson, Maxie Baughan, Lee Roy Jordan, Robert Brazile, Jack Ham*
13 Bill Bergey, Rickey Jackson*, Joe Schmidt*, Harry Carson*, Lee Roy Jordan, Bobby Bell*, Ray Nitschke*, Isiah Robertson, Hardy Nickerson, Maxie Baughan
14 Bill Bergey, Joe Schmidt*, Rickey Jackson*, Harry Carson*, Chris Hanburger*, Ray Nitschke*, Bobby Bell*, Hardy Nickerson, Maxie Baughan, Isiah Robertson
Career Bill Bergey, Harry Carson*, Bobby Bell*, Rickey Jackson*, Lee Roy Jordan, Chris Hanburger*, Hardy Nickerson, Chuck Howley, Ray Nitschke*, Derrick Thomas*

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

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

All-Pro Teams