Dan Reeves passed away today (Saturday, January 1) at the age of 77.

The former New York Giants coach and NFL player died at his home in Atlanta this morning due to complications from dementia.

Reeves was with the New York Giants from 1993 until 1996 and held the position of a head coach for the NFL for 23 consecutive seasons in total.

The following statement was released by John Mara (New York Giants President) to the @Giants Twitter account:

Dan Reeves had a legendary NFL career as both a player and a coach. He made an indelible mark on the League and al of the people he played with, coached and worked alongside. He was one of the finest men I have been around in this business. Our deepest condolences to Pam and the entire Reeves family. 

Reeves was named NFL Coach of the Year in 1993 and was one of nine coaches in the history of the league to win 200 games.

Rest in peace, legend.

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