MIAMI (AP) — Dick Wood, the first starting quarterback for the Miami Dolphins, has died at the age of 79.READ MORE: Suspected Shoplifter Shot By Police After Pulling Weapon At The Falls Shopping Center In SW Miami-Dade
The team said Wood died Saturday in Atlanta.
He played for the expansion Dolphins in 1966, his final season in the AFL, and threw four touchdown passes and 14 interceptions. When with the Jets, he became the first player to throw a touchdown pass at Shea Stadium.READ MORE: CDC's New Mask Mandate Encourages People To Get COVID Vaccinations
He also played for the Raiders, Chargers and Broncos, with 33 career starts, after a college career at Auburn.
The Alabama native also had a long career as an assistant coach in the NFL and college, including five seasons with the Atlanta Falcons, before retiring in 1997.MORE NEWS: 'There's More Aggression, More Confrontational Attitude': Miami Beach Police Chief On Increasing Safety, Security
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