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Joe Theismann Mourns Death Of Dave Butz This Friday Morning

NFL legend Joe Theismann

Joe Theismann received awful news this Friday morning that former teammate and two-time Super Bowl champ Dave Butz has passed away. He was 72 years old. 

Theismann took to Twitter to mourn the death of his "dear friend" and former Washington teammate. 

"Lost a dear friend today," Theismann said on Twitter. "Dave Butz. Dave Mark Mosley and I used to ride to games together. A true gentle giant. Rest In Peace my friend."

The Commanders of Washington also offered their condolences on Twitter this Friday morning. 

"We're heartbroken over the loss of Washington Legend Dave Butz, a 2x Super Bowl champion and member of our Ring of Fame and 90 Greatest list. Sending our deepest condolences to Dave's family and friends," the team said in a statement. 

Butz played for the NFL's D.C. franchise for 14 seasons. He had three Super Bowl appearances, two of which he came away with a ring. He retired at 38 in 1989.

We send our heartfelt condolences to the Butz family during this difficult time.