George Kunz

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For the mineralogist with the same name, see George Frederick Kunz.
No. 75
Tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1947-07-05) July 5, 1947 (age 67)
Place of birth: Fort Sheridan, Illinois
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 257 lb (117 kg)
Career information
High school: Los Angeles (CA) Loyola
College: Notre Dame
NFL Draft: 1969 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2
Debuted in 1969 for the Atlanta Falcons
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • All-American (1968)
  • AP First-team All-Pro (1975)
  • NEA First-team All-Pro selection (1972, 1973)
  • 3× AP Second-team All-Pro (1973, 1976, 1977)
  • 2× NEA Second-team All-Pro selection (1976, 1977)
  • Pro Football Weekly First-team All-Conference (1973, 1975, 1976, 1977)
  • UPI First-team All-Conference (1975, 1976, 1977)
  • UPI Second-team All-Conference (1972, 1974)
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com
Stats at DatabaseFootball.com

George Kunz (born July 5, 1947) is a former American football offensive lineman in the National Football League from 1969–1978 and 1980 with the Atlanta Falcons 1969–1974 and Baltimore Colts 1975-1978 & 1980.

College career[edit]

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[edit]

Kunz was selected in the 1st Round of the 1969 NFL Draft by the Falcons with the 2nd overall selection.

Kunz established himself as one of the premier offensive linemen of his generation, being named to the Pro Bowl team 8 times (1969, 1971-'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.