Dave Butz, a football great for Purdue University and the Washington Commanders, went away at the age of 72.On Friday, the Commanders made a formal announcement on Twitter.
"We are devastated by the passing of Washington Legend Dave Butz, a two-time Super Bowl champion who was also a member of our 90 Greatest and Ring of Fame lists.
Butz, who had an amazing collegiate career from 1970 to 1972, is a member of Purdue's all-time team.
2014 saw the induction of the defensive tackle great into the College Football Hall of Fame after receiving First Team All-America recognition.
The St. Louis Cardinals selected Butz with the fifth overall pick in the 1973 draft. He moved to Washington for his 14-year career with the Redskins after spending two seasons there.
Butz contributed to Washington's two Super Bowl victories, which came in 1983 and 1988, respectively. With a career-high 11.5 sacks in 1983, he was named to the All-Pro team.