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Former Cardinal Conrad Dobler Dies at 72

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Former St. Louis Cardinals player guard Conrad Dobler passed away Monday at 72. Dobler played for the Cardinals from 1972-77; He was drafted in the fifth round in the 1972 NFL Draft.

“Our hearts go out to the family, friends and former teammates of Conrad Dobler,” Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill said in a statement. “He was the kind of tough, physical and fierce player that you love to line up with as a teammate and hate to line up against as an opponent.”

“On the field, Conrad was a big reason for the success of the Cardiac Cards of the 1970s. Away from it, he brought authentic joy and caring to everyone who had the privilege of being his friend and that is what I will remember most.”

After playing for the Cardinals, Dobler went on to play for the New Orleans Saints and the Buffalo Bills. Dobler played for ten years and retired after the 1981 season.

With the Cardinals, Dobler played under Hall of Fame coach Don Coryell, and he was a member of the Cardinals team that won ten games in three straight seasons. In 1974-75 the Cardinals won back-to-back division titles. From 1975-77 Dobler made three consecutive Pro Bowls.

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