Gil Brandt Cause Of Death: Biography, Age, Funeral, Net Worth

, the chief talent scout and a former vice president of player personnel for the Dallas Cowboys, has died.

Gil Brandt Cause Of Death

Gil Brandt died at 91 on Thursday, 31 August 2023. Currently, the cause of his death has not yet been made public.

Gil Brandt Age

Gil Brandt celebrated his 91st birthday in March this year (2023). He was born on March 4, 1932, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Gil Brandt Career

Brandt worked as the vice president of player personnel in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys for over two decades (from 1960 to 1988)

He revolutionized NFL scouting and player evaluation. During his tenure with the Cowboys, he helped the team win Super Bowl VI and Super Bowl XII.

Brandt had a major role in the creation of the NFL Scouting Combine and was also among the first to use computers and psychological testing.

The longtime Dallas Cowboys personnel executive died at 91 on Thursday, 31 August 2023 leaving behind a legacy that forever changed the NFL landscape.

In a statement, owner and general manager of the Dallas Cowboys, Jerry Jones said;

“We are so deeply saddened by the passing of Gil Brandt – a true icon and pioneer of our sport. Gil was at the very core of the early success of the Dallas Cowboys and continued to serve as a great ambassador for the organization for decades beyond that.

His contributions cemented his spot in the Ring of Honor. He was my friend and a mentor not only to me, but to countless executives, coaches, players and broadcasters across the National Football League, which rightfully earned him a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame where his legacy will be celebrated forever.

He was an innovator and set the standard for excellence in player acquisition. From the creation of the NFL Combine to revolutionizing the NFL Draft, Gil finished his over six-decade NFL career with an eye towards the future of the league and teaching fans about the sport he loved as a radio broadcaster.

Gil was as good a storyteller as it gets, with a memory as sharp as a tack. His dedication to, and passion for, this game left a lasting impact on generations of Hall of Fame players and coaches.

There are very few people that have been able to have the kind of generational impact that he did. Gil was as dedicated to growing this league and sport as anyone ever was, and we are all grateful and better for it.

Our hearts go out to Gil's wife, Sara, his son Hunter and all of Gil's family and friends.”

Following the demise of the Hall of Fame scouting pioneer, fans and colleagues have taken to social media to spay tribute;

Jim Nagy tweeted; Sad to learn about the passing of Gil Brandt. You cannot tell the story of modern day scouting without Gil, who found Cowboys' legends like Lee Roy Jordan, Bob Hayes, & Ed “Too Tall” Jones in Mobile. Thoughts & prayers go out to Gil's family and @dallascowboys organization. 🙏

Brian Baldinger wrote; @dallascowboys 41 years ago Gil Brandt signed me as FA with the Cowboys. He said be prepared when opportunity knocks. It knocked and my life changed forever. He gave the same opportunity to 1,000's of others. We are all both grateful and saddened today. RIP Gil

Gil Brandt Funeral

At the time of this report, the family was planning his final funeral arrangement and the details are yet to be finalized. We will keep you updated.

Gil Brandt Net Worth

Before Gil Brandt died, he had an estimated net worth of about $20 million. From 1960 to 1988, he was the vice president of player personnel in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys

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