R.I.P Dave Duerson

CHICAGO (AP)—Dave Duerson, a four-time Pro Bowl safety who played on Super Bowl winners with the Chicago Bears and New York Giants, has died. He was 50. The Bears released a statement Friday saying they were “stunned and saddened” by the news and called Duerson “a great contributor to our team and the Chicago community.” “Today is a difficult day for all of us who loved Dave,” the team said. “We’ll miss him. Our prayers are with his family.” Miami-Dade Police Detective Robert Williams says the body of a Dave Duerson was found Thursday in Sunny Isles Beach, Fla. Computer records show that the Duerson who lived at the address was born the same month and year as the player. Investigators have not determined the cause of death. Williams says detectives are awaiting the medical examiner’s report. Duerson’s ex-wife, Alicia Duerson, told NBC Chicago that he “loved and cherished his family” and was “extremely proud” of Notre Dame and the Bears.

A sad day for Giants fans. Even though Duerson is more known as a key member of the ’85 Bears, no one can forget his Super Bowl season in 1990 in his only year as a New York Giant. His fumble recovery for a touchdown against Jeff George and the Indianapolis Colts will always be one of the top highlights of that year. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Dave’s family. Once a Giant, forever a Giant.

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