Former New York Jets and Denver Broncos kicker Jim Turner passed away at age 82, his family revealed Monday
According to reports, Turner died of heart failure on Saturday with his family at his side.
Turner kicked for the Jets from 1964 when they were a member of the AFL until the team's first season after the NFL merger in 1970. He then moved on to the Broncos from 1971-79, playing 16 total professional seasons after he was a quarterback and kicker at Utah State
The Crockett, Calif., native and straight-footed kicker made 304 of his 488 field-goal attempts over 228 games in both the AFL and NFL. He also made 521 of 534 extra-point attempts for 1,439 total points.
He was named to the Pro Bowl in 1968 and 1969 -- topping the AFL in each season in total points -- and was the NFL's second-leading scorer when he retired following the 1979 season.
Turner kicked three field goals in New York's 16-7 win over the heavily favored Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III, winning a title with the Jets, and also converted a field goal in the Super Bowl XII with the Broncos. He was also named to the Broncos' Ring of Fame in 1988
"Jim was instrumental in helping establish the Broncos' winning tradition in the 1970s as a key member of our first Super Bowl team," the Broncos said in a statement. "While his competitive spirit and reliability defined him as a player, Jim's dedicated mentorship and support of youth following his career with leave a lasting legacy in our community.
Turner is survived by his wide Mary Kay and daughters Lisa, Chris and Allison.
--Field Level Media