Statement from the Concussion Legacy Foundation on the passing of Nick Buoniconti

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Nick Buoniconti CLF Statement

The Concussion Legacy Foundation is deeply saddened to hear of the death of Nick Buoniconti. Our thoughts are with Nick’s wife Lynn and the entire Buoniconti family.

Nick was one of the greatest football players of all time. In the final years of his life, since he was diagnosed with probable Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) in 2017, he also became a powerful force in the mission to understand and eventually cure CTE. Nick began his professional football career with the Boston Patriots in 1962, and we were honored that his last trip to Boston was to attend the Concussion Legacy Foundation’s 2018 Impact Awards, where we honored Nick and Lynn with the Impact Award. We thank Nick and Lynn for bravely sharing their story with the world in order to help others. Nick’s brain has been donated to the VA-BU-CLF Brain Bank for research on CTE.

While Nick was alive, he and Lynn started the Nick and Lynn Buoniconti / Dr. Ann McKee CTE Research Fund at Boston Medical Center. Donations to this fund are welcomed at this time. The BMC team was incredibly supportive of Nick as he fought the symptoms of CTE. Through the fund, Nick will continue to support research to help other families, even after his death. Donations can be sent to the address below or made at this link.

Attn: The Nick & Lynn Buoniconti / Dr. Ann McKee CTE Research Fund
Boston University School of Medicine
Development Office, L219
72 E. Concord St.
Boston, MA 02118

BU's Tax ID is 04-210-3547

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