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Subject: Jim Kiick, standout Miami Dolphins running back on dominant 1970s teams

Dies at 73
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Date Posted: Saturday, June 20, 04:20:47pm


Jim Kiick, a key part of the Miami Dolphins’ three-pronged running attack during their rise to prominence in the early 1970s, has died at 73, the Miami Dolphins announced on Saturday evening.

Kiick, drafted out of Wyoming with a fifth-round pick in the 1968 AFL-NFL draft, had been battling dementia and had been in a South Florida assisted-living facility.

Along with Hall of Fame fullback Larry Csonka and fellow running back Mercury Morris, Kiick was part of the greatest backfield in team history that helped the Dolphins pursue perfection in 1972, and win a second straight Super Bowl title the following season.

Kiick, who later became a private investigator for Broward’s public defenders office, spent his final days at Independence Hall assisted living facility in Wilton Manors.

Kiick was an all-AFL selection his first two seasons, and then became an effective complementary piece in the backfield after coach Don Shula took over in 1970.

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I remember him. Fitting name for a football player. (NT)obitcheckerSunday, June 21, 07:41:59am
Jim Kiick--and that one Sports Illustrated coverRob DurkeeSunday, June 21, 08:08:25am
Guess you could say he Kiick-ed the bucket. (NT).Sunday, June 21, 09:21:10am

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