So sad to hear. I haven't heard what he died from.
Hal Habib wrote:
Bob Kuechenberg, an All-Pro guard for the Miami Dolphins’ two Super Bowl-winning teams from 1972 and ’73, died Saturday night.https://www.palmbeachpost.com/sports/20 ... dead-at-71
He was 71.
In a statement released by the Dolphins, former coach Don Shula called Kuechenberg “not only one of the best players I ever coached, but one of the toughest.”
Kuechenberg attended Notre Dame and was a fourth-round draft choice of the Philadelphia Eagles, but he spent his entire career with the Dolphins and was renowned for his toughness.
’Kooch,” as teammates called him, once played an entire game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on a broken ankle. After the game, he was carried off the field and taken to the hospital.
He played the 1977 season with a broken back.
And he played Super Bowl VIII, lining up against Minnesota Vikings great Alan Page, despite a fractured forearm wrapped in a cast and a foam pad.
“It was pretty simple,” Kuechenberg told The Post in 2005. “I always believed that the true champions, the truly great players, would lay down limb if not life for the team. It sounds silly, but at my essence I am a warrior.”