The Legacy of Dave Kocourek

Dear Alumni family and friends:

Please send your condolences to his wife Mary Lee at this email address:

His decision to donate his brain and spinal tissue to the Boston University CTE study is a true testament to his character and is very important to lives of all the current and former players he leaves behind. 
I just recently donated my brain and spinal tissue to the research study because I saw so many guys like Dave that were willing to do something positive – even in death. 
He will be remembered! Here is a link to his Wikipedia page: 
1964 Topps Card - Dave Kocourek

1964 Topps Card – Dave Kocourek


He was as good off the field as he was on the field.

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; What we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal – Albert Pike

Dave Korcourek
August 20, 1937 – April 24, 2013

About Jeff Nixon

Jeff was a first team consensus All-American from the University of Richmond in 1978. He is 7th in NCAA history with 23 career interceptions. Played for the Buffalo Bills 1979-1984. Led the team with 6 interceptions in Rookie Year. Holds Bills record for 4 takeaways in a single game - 3 interceptions and a fumble recovery. Tied Bills record with four consecutive games with an interception. After 5 knee surgeries Jeff retired from pro football in 1985. He worked for 13 years (1988-2000) as the Youth Bureau Director for Buffalo and Erie County. He has worked for the past 11 years as the Youth Employment Director for Buffalo. Plays guitar and was voted best R&B guitar player by Buffalo Nightlife Magazine in 2006, 2007 and 2008.

Posted on April 26, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I am so sorry to hear of my uncle Dave’s passing, I am in shock, I hope the rest of the family is doing well, If need be you can contact myself on my website at

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