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 Joe Brodsky

Joe Brodsky

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Death 25 May 2006 (aged 70–71)
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Joe Brodsky, a running backs coach for the Dallas Cowboys when they won three Super Bowls in the 1990s, has died. He was 71. Brodsky died after a long battle with prostate cancer, his wife, Joyce, said . After playing fullback and linebacker for the University of Florida in the 1950s, Brodsky went on to coach high school, university and professional football teams to championships.

When Emmitt Smith thanked those who helped make him the NFL's all-time leading rusher at his retirement announcement, his running backs coach for eight seasons, Joe Brodsky, was near the top of the list.

Brodsky died after a battle with prostate cancer at his Miami Lakes home.
"Joe was a big contributor to the success we enjoyed in the 1990s," Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said. "As his primary responsibility was the nurturing and development of the NFL's all-timer leading rusher, he was an obvious success in that endeavor. But he also touched and influenced the lives and careers of hundreds of success stories in the high school, college and pro football levels. We grieve for his family and their loss, and we appreciate his contributions to the history of the Dallas Cowboys."

Brodsky left the University of Miami with Jimmy Johnson and helped the Cowboys win three Super Bowls. He helped Smith and fullback Daryl Johnston earn Pro Bowl honors.

Brodsky is survived by his wife of 49 years, Joyce, three sons and three grandchildren.


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 43717059
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