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Rick Kane

  • Birth 12 Nov 1954 Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA
  • Death 25 Dec 2009 Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, USA
  • Burial Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, USA
  • Memorial ID 46080247

Professional Football Player. For nine seasons (1977 to 1985), he played at the running back position in the National Football League with the Detroit Lions and Washington Redskins. Born Richard James Kane, he attended Amador Valley High School in Pleasanton, California, and played collegiate football at the University of Oregon before transferring to San Jose State. He was chosen by the Lions during the 3rd round of the 1977 NFL Draft and appeared in 125 career regular season games, rushing for 1,486 yards with 12 touchdowns, and recording 76 receptions for 761 yards with 2 touchdowns. Kane enjoyed his most successful season during his rookie year with Detroit in 1977, when he rushed for 421 yards with 4 touchdowns, and recorded 18 receptions for 186 yards, while he shared playing time with Dexter Bussey. Following his football career, he worked in the automotive industry. During 2005, he was involved in a serious motorcycle accident resulting with the loss of one of his legs. He died of complications from pneumonia.

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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 28 Dec 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 46080247
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Rick Kane (12 Nov 1954–25 Dec 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 46080247, citing Mountain View Cemetery, Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .