Mike Lucci dies at the age of 81.
Michael Gene Lucci was born on December 29, 1939
Lucci’s family confirmed that the 81-year-old legend had passed away on Tuesday. Following the tragic news, the Detroit Lions released a statement commemorating the player.
We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Mike Lucci. His passion for life was felt by all who knew him.
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His positive presence as a leader within our Lions Legends community made him a familiar face to all, and his willingness to give back will always be part of his great legacy”.
Many will remember Mike for his toughness as a player during his nine seasons with the Lions, earning Pro Bowl honors in 1971 and being named the team’s defensive MVP three times”.
Lucci played at the University of Tennessee and also for one year at the University of Pittsburgh.
Mike played for the Cleveland Browns for 3 seasons from 1962 to 1964 and then 9 seasons with the Detroit Lions from 1965 to 1973.
He was known for his ability to play through any kind of injury. His defensive coverage abilities earned him a total of 21 career interceptions with Detroit.
Lucci also appeared as himself in the 1968 film Paper Lion. From 1976 to 1978, he served as a color analyst for Lions broadcasts on WJR radio.
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Mike Lucci Wife and Net Worth
Mike Lucci is survived by his wife, Patricia. The couple has been together for more than two decades.
Michael had amassed quite the deep pockets. He had a net worth estimated at around $5 million. This money is set to be inherited by his wife Patricia and also their kids.