Eighteen Year Dolphin Assistant Coach Sandusky Dies 

Eighteen Year Dolphin Assistant Coach Sandusky Dies

Former Dolphins assistant coach John Sandusky died Sunday night at Coral Springs Medical Center. He was 80.
Sandusky, an NFL player in the 1950s and a longtime assistant with the Baltimore Colts, Philadelphia Eagles and Dolphins, died of complications from internal bleeding, his son, Gerry, told the Baltimore Ravens. The son is a radio broadcaster for the team.
John Sandusky spent 35 years as a coach, guiding the offensive and defensive lines for the Colts (1959-72), Eagles (1973-75) and Dolphins (1976-94). He was the Dolphins' assistant head coach from 1989 to '94.
He played seven seasons in the NFL, the first six with the Cleveland Browns, for whom he saw action on the offensive and defensive lines from 1950 to '55. The Browns reached the NFL title game in each of those seasons. He finished his career with the Green Bay Packers in 1956.
Sandusky is survived by his wife, Shirley; two sons, Gerry and Jim; and two daughters, Ruth Ann McFadden and Jenny Sandusky. All were by his side when he died. Sandusky's first wife, Ruth, died in 1985, and a son, Joe, died in 1978.

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