Jim Kiick Biography – Jim Kiick Wiki
Jim Kiick (born James Forrest Kiick) was an American football player. He played as a running back for seven seasons with the Miami Dolphins, two seasons with the Denver Broncos and one with the Washington Redskins.
Kiick led Wyoming in rushing three years in a row and was inducted into their athletics Hall of Fame in 1996. Miami drafted Kiick out of Wyoming with a fifth-round pick in the 1968 AFL-NFL draft. He became a starter as a rookie and led the AFL in rushing touchdowns in 1969 with nine.
Kiick was part of a three-headed backfield with Pro Football Hall of Fame fullback Larry Csonka and Mercury Morris during the peak of the Dolphins’ dynasty in the late 1960s and 1970s.
He made the American Football League All-Star team in his first two seasons. He had two touchdowns for the ’72 Dolphins in the AFC Championship Game, and also scored in the Super Bowl victory that capped the team’s 17-0 season under Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Don Shula, who died May 4, 2020, at age 90.
In 1975, Kiick, Csonka and future Hall of Famer Paul Warfield left the Dolphins for the World Football League (WFL) to play for the Memphis Southmen. The WFL folded, and Kiick returned to the NFL for his final two seasons, playing for Denver and Washington.
He finished with his playing career with 3,759 yards rushing and 33 total touchdowns in 115 games.
Jim Kiick Age
Jim Kiick was born on August 9, 1946, in Lincoln Park, New Jersey, United States. He died on June 20, 2020. He was 73 years old.
Jim Kiick Wife
Jim Kiick was married to his wife Mary Johnson from 1986 to their divorce in 2000.
Jim Kiick Family
Jim Kiick had two children; a daughter, Allie Kiick, who is a professional tennis player, and a son Austin Kiick. His father, George, played fullback for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1940 and 1945.
Jim Kiick Death
Jim Kiick died on Saturday, June 20, 2020, at the age of 73 following a battle with Alzheimer’s disease. His daughter Allie Kiick confirmed his death on Twitter. Allie tweeted: “My dad passed away early this morning [June 20, 2020]. Please understand that my family and I are grieving immensely and we ask that the media/news respects our privacy. Thank you.”
My dad passed away early this morning. Please understand that my family and I are grieving immensely and we ask that the media/news respects our privacy. Thank you pic.twitter.com/kP3ju908Dc
— Allie Kiick (@AllieKiick) June 20, 2020
Jim Kiick Cause of Death
Jim Kiick’s cause of death was Alzheimer’s disease.
Jim Kiick Net Worth
Jim Kiick’s net worth was estimated to be $2 million.
Jim Kiick Height
Kiick stood at a height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m).