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George Kunz
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Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1947-07-05) July 5, 1947 (age 76)
Fort Sheridan, Illinois, U.S.
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:257 lb (117 kg)
Career information
High school:Loyola (Los Angeles, California)
College:Notre Dame
NFL draft:1969 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:129
Games started:126
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

George James Kunz (born July 5, 1947) is an American former professional football player who was an offensive lineman in the National Football League (NFL) from 1969 to 1980. He played college football with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, earning consensus All-American honors in 1968. Kunz was selected in the first round of the 1969 NFL Draft with the second overall pick. He was a seven-time Pro Bowl selection in the NFL, playing with the Atlanta Falcons (1969–1974) and Baltimore Colts (1975-1980).

He is now an attorney practicing in Las Vegas, Nevada.[citation needed]

College career

Tackle at the University of Notre Dame, he was 1968 consensus First-team All-American and a member of 1966 Notre Dame national championship team. He was a two-year starter at right offensive tackle and co-captain of Irish team in 1968. In addition he was National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete honoree in 1968, being voted Academic All-American in 1968 and winner of NCAA post-graduate scholarship.

NFL career

Kunz was selected in the 1st Round of the 1969 NFL Draft by the Falcons with the 2nd overall selection. In 1975, Kunz was traded to the Colts along with the Falcons first-round pick in the 1975 NFL Draft (No. 3 overall) for the Colts first round pick (No. 1 overall pick-used to select QB Steve Bartkowski) and a sixth-round pick.

Kunz established himself as one of the premier offensive linemen of his generation, being named to the Pro Bowl team 7 times (1969, 1971-73. 1975-77) in a 9-year span. In addition, Kunz was named All-Pro in 1972, 1973 and 1975, 2nd Team All-Pro in 1976 & 1977. Kunz was also All-Conference in 1973, 1975, 1976, and 1977 and 2nd team All-Conference in 1972 and 1974. He was named as the Seagram's Seven Crowns of Sports Offensive Lineman of the Year in both 1976 and 1977 and was selected as the AFC choice for the NFLPA/Coca-Cola Offensive Lineman of the Year Award in 1976.

The Professional Football Researchers Association named Kunz to the PRFA Hall of Very Good Class of 2014 [1]

References

  1. ^ "Professional Researchers Association Hall of Very Good Class of 2014". Archived from the original on March 13, 2019. Retrieved November 10, 2016.