Former Miami Dolphins star Nick Buoniconti made an announcement on Friday.
This past May, Sports Illustrated ran an eye-opening feature on former Miami Dolphins linebacker Nick Buoniconti, who has suffered from major neurological and cognitive problems over the past few years. In the piece, Buoniconti told SI that he doesn’t feel “normal” anymore – adding that he feels “lost” and “like a child.”
Friday, Buoniconti and Boston University made an announcement. Buoniconti will be donating his brain for CTE research.
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Here’s more, via the NY Daily News:
Hall of Fame Dolphins linebacker Nick Buoniconti, who was a member of the 1972 Miami team that had a perfect season, has elected to donate his brain to Boston University’s Concussion Legacy Foundation after his death for research, Buoniconti and the school announced at a press conference in Boston Friday.
“My life, as I know it, has been taken away from me. I hope that my story and contribution will help thousands of others who are in this journey, or who will follow me,” Buoniconti said in a statement.
Buoniconti played at Notre Dame before starring with the Boston Patriots and the Miami Dolphins. He won two Super Bowl titles with the Dolphins – and he was a member of the undefeated 1972 team.