Dan Edward Reeves was an American football running back and coach in the National Football League. During his 38 years in the NFL, Reeves participated in nine Super Bowls, the third most for an individual.
Dan Reeves: Dementia, Illness, Cause Of Death, College Football
Dan Reeves, who won a Super Bowl as a player with the Dallas Cowboys but was best known for a long coaching career highlighted by four more appearances in the title game with the Denver Broncos and Atlanta Falcons, died Saturday.
Reeves was a versatile player who played a key role in the Cowboys becoming an NFL powerhouse in the 1960s under Tom Landry, but his own coaching career — stretching over three teams and 23 seasons — is where he truly left his mark on the league.
NFL legend Dan Reeves — who reached the Super Bowl 9 times as a player and a coach — passed away due to complications from a “long illness,” his family announced Saturday. He was 77.
Reeves rejoined the Cowboys as an assistant coach from 1974-1980, reaching the Super Bowl 3 times and winning it all in 1978. He went on to become head coach of the Denver Broncos from 1981-1992, making 3 Super Bowl appearances with John Elway at quarterback.
Cause of Death:
the University of South Carolina
Daniel Edward Reeves was born on Jan. 19, 1944, in Rome, to Ann and Edward Reeves. The family moved to Americus, where he played high school football, basketball and baseball. At the University of South Carolina, he played quarterback from 1962 to 1964.
Dan Reeves, who won a Super Bowl as a player with the Dallas Cowboys but was best known for a long coaching career that included four blowout losses in the title game with the Denver Broncos and the Atlanta Falcons, died Saturday. He was 77.