Ronnie Lee, who played both tight end and offensive line across his 14-year NFL career, has tragically passed away, the Miami Dolphins announced on Twitter.
He was just 66 years old.
A cause of death has not been reported.
“We are saddened by the passing of former Miami Dolphins player Ronnie Lee. Our hearts go out to his family & friends,” the team wrote on Twitter.
Lee, a former standout for Baylor, was selected by the Dolphins in the third round in the 1979 NFL Draft. He played the first four seasons of his professional career as a tight end before switching over to the offensive line.
After a one-year stint with Atlanta in 1983, he would take his talents back to Miami to spend the next ten years. He played the final three seasons of his NFL career in Seattle before retiring in 1992.
In all, Lee started 120 NFL games and appeared in 186.
A high school teammate of Earl Campbell’s, Lee played on an undefeated Texas state championship team and was elected to the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame as well as the Baylor Athletics Hall of Fame.
May he rest in peace and may his family find peace in this difficult time.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.