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Old 02-22-2005, 11:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Former NFL Punter Reggie Roby dies at 43

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/footb...tm?POE=SPOISVA

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NASHVILLE (AP) Former Miami Dolphin punter Reggie Roby, who went to the Pro Bowl three times, died Tuesday morning after being found unconscious at home by his wife. He was 43.
Melissa Roby found her husband with no pulse Tuesday morning at their home. Paramedics tried to resuscitate him at home and in the ambulance, but he was pronounced dead in the emergency room at St. Thomas Hospital at 8:35 a.m. CT, according to a statement released by the family.

The cause of death is unknown, the statement said.

A graduate of Iowa, Roby was a sixth-round pick in 1983 by the Dolphins where he played between 1983 and 1992. He also played for the Washington Redskins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Houston/Tennessee Oilers and San Francisco 49ers where he wrapped up his career with a final season in 1999.

He led the AFC in 1991 with an average punt of 45.7 yards, and he still holds the Pro Bowl record with 10 punts in the 1985 game.

Roby, who had six children, had been the marketing and development director for Backfield in Motion, a nonprofit group mixing athletics and academics to help boys in the inner city.

"Reggie was just a kid at heart," said Michael Brown, Backfield in Motion's chief executive officer. "Reggie was the ultimate package as far as I was concerned. In this type of work that we are in, there is no question that it was his calling."
He was a great punter, who enjoyed a long career. Similar to my feelings about African American hockey players, I enjoy seeing diverse players at positions not accustomed to diversity. It is unfortunate to hear about anyone dying at such a young age.
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Old 02-23-2005, 11:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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He was awesome with Miami, I know their defense loved him for helping them win the field position battle, but I'll always remember the watch.
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Old 02-23-2005, 11:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 02-23-2005, 01:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I live in Waterloo where he went to highschool, I'm not homegrown but I am from Iowa. Raise a glass to a great football player, he will be missed.
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