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Ronnie Lee is dead: Ex-Miami Dolphins tight end and offensive lineman at 66

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Ronnie Lee, the former Miami Dolphins player who played for the team for 10 seasons, has died at the age of 66.

The NFL has announced that former Miami Dolphins player Ronnie Lee has died at the age of 66.

Lee initially played at the tight end position in his first four NFL seasons after the Dolphins selected him in the third round of the 1979 NFL Draft.

He had 25 catches for 167 yards and three touchdowns in 57 games (37 starts).

The cause of death has not been reported.

Lee spent the 1983 season with the Atlanta Falcons and served as a backup offensive lineman for 14 games.

Former Miami Dolphins player Ronnie Lee has died at the age of 66

The franchise paid tribute to their former player with a post on their Twitter profile this week

The franchise paid tribute to their former player with a post on their Twitter profile this week

He returned to the Dolphins the following year and played 81 games (62 starts) at offensive tackle for the team. Lee played with the franchise for 10 seasons in total.

“We are saddened by the passing of former Miami Dolphins player Ronnie Lee,” the Dolphins wrote on their official Twitter page.

“Our hearts go out to his family and friends.”

His son, Ronnie Lee Jr., shared the Dolphins’ tweet and wrote, “I love you forever, Dad.”

Lee spent his final three NFL seasons with the Seattle Seahawks, starting 21 of the 34 games in which he appeared.

His son, Ronnie Lee Jr., shared the Dolphins' tweet and wrote,

His son, Ronnie Lee Jr., shared the Dolphins’ tweet and wrote, “I love you forever, Dad.”

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