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NFL player, former Amador football star Rick Kane dies

Original post made on Dec 30, 2009

When Dennis Georgatos thinks about Rick Kane, he remembers the best football player to ever come out of Amador Valley High School -- and possibly the most underappreciated.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, December 30, 2009, 2:22 PM

Comments (7)

Posted by Mike
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Dec 30, 2009 at 8:48 pm

A sad loss for Reno car dealers and the LDS.

It is also sad that such an athlete died at such a young age.


Posted by Amador Grad 1970
a resident of Birdland
on Dec 31, 2009 at 9:59 am

Although I didn't know Rich personally, my condolences to his family for their loss. I remember seeing his name occasionally during his college and NFL playing days, and was happy that a Don was doing so well. I'm so sorry that Christmas has become a bittersweet day for his family. My prayers are with you today.

Posted by Gary McCloud
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Jan 2, 2010 at 5:16 pm

My condolences go out to his entire family! Alot has been said about Rick's football career and all of it is true! I was his team mate on the Amador track team for 3 years and he was an awesome and versatile performer that made a true difference in so many meets!

Posted by JETS FAN
a resident of another community
on Jan 4, 2010 at 1:36 am

I was at the New York Jets game earlier tonight and couldnt help but think to myself Rick Kane played in this very stadium against both the NEW YORK GIANTS and NEW YORK JETS.

Posted by Erik Hanhy
a resident of Birdland
on Jan 11, 2010 at 6:11 pm

I never knew or met the man, only of his legend that will live forever in the annuls of Amador football. Rest in Peace.

Posted by Bijan H.
a resident of another community
on Feb 20, 2010 at 1:34 pm

I remember Rick from his days as a running back for San Jose State in the mid-seventies. He was a fine ball player and I followed his career through his pro years. It's with real sadness that I heard about his passing. My heart goes out to him and his family. Rest in Peace.

Posted by Tim Trent
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Apr 19, 2010 at 8:32 pm

Rick, started out as a customer & then became a friend. I myself from Detriot then onto Pleasanton we always had someone or a place in common.Rick is surley going to be missed. My heart goes out to his family.

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