Dolphins’ guard Kuechenberg dies at 71
Miami Dolphins guard Bob Kuechenberg, a sixtime Pro Bowl selection and member of the only team to achieve a perfect season, has died at age 71.
His death Saturday was confirmed by the Dolphins, who had no immediate details.
Kuechenberg spent his entire NFL career with the Dolphins from 1970-1983. He started every game for the team that went 17-0 in 1972, and started 16 games for the team that repeated as Super Bowl champions in 1973.
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