The Pro Football Hall of Fame has announced the unfortunate passing of the Jets Legend Don Maynard. It was stated that the former American football player died on Monday, January 10, 2022. The player was 86-year-old at the time of his demise. Ever since the heartbreaking news appeared in the news, Maynard’s fans and well-wishers from across the world have been paying him earnest tributes. Don Maynard was the first player who has signed with Titans in 1960. His sudden passing has resulted in the football world grieving. People are also searching for Don Maynard cause of death.
Well, the Football Hall of fame only confirmed the demise of the player. They have not released any statement regarding his cause of death yet. As of now, it is not known how did Don Maynard die. However, some sources claim that he died at a care facility in Ruidoso on Jan 10 and that he was suffering from complications of dementia. After the news was released, Jim Porter, President of Hall of Fame, said that Maynard was a resilient man both on and off the field.
Who Was Don Maynard?
Porter added that Don was that player that his teammates can always count on which is definitely an inspiring thing. Jets also released a statement following Don’s passing. They said that Don Maynard happens to be an essential part of the history of the New York Jets. They further said that the footballer joined the franchise at their inception and left a Super Bowl Champion. He was many things including Hall of Famer, record holder and their no. 13. It was added that Don was a family man off the field who always stayed true to his roots and that he was truly himself.
Jets continued that his death is extremely painful as he was close with the Jets and that they are sharing their sincere thoughts with his loved ones and family. Jets concluded their statement saying he will always be missed. The football player was born on January 25, 1935, in the United States and was a wide receiver in the National Football League, the World Football League, and the American Football League. He played for the Super Bowl III, third AFL-NFL Championship Game, and bagged AFL All-Star four times.
When Maynard retired, the Jets retired the uniform number (number 13) of the player to honour him. Maynard was also included on the AFL All-Time Team and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The player had also participated in several charity-sponsored events throughout his career. He married Marilyn in December 1955 and has a son and a daughter.