Chuck Klingbeil

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Chuck Klingbeil
No. 99
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born:(1965-11-02)November 2, 1965
Houghton, Michigan
Died:June 19, 2018(2018-06-19) (aged 52)
Chicago, Illinois
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:288 lb (131 kg)
Career information
High school:Houghton (MI)
College:Northern Michigan
Career history
As a player:
As a coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Fumble recoveries:1
Player stats at · PFR

Charles E. Klingbeil (November 2, 1965 – June 19, 2018) was an American football and Canadian football defensive tackle in the National Football League and Canadian Football League. He was signed by the Saskatchewan Roughriders as an undrafted free agent in 1989. He played college football at Northern Michigan.

Klingbeil was a member of the Roughriders team that won the 1989 Grey Cup, and he was named the defensive MVP of the game.[1]

In the NFL, Klingbeil played five seasons for the Miami Dolphins. He scored the game-winning touchdown in coach Don Shula's 300th win, recovering a fourth-quarter Don Majkowski fumble in the end zone to propel the Dolphins to a 16–13 victory over the Green Bay Packers.[2]

Following his playing career, he worked as an assistant coach at various colleges, but also had several run-ins with the law. In 2008, Klingbeil was charged with larceny.[3] While a coach at Michigan Technological University in 2013, Klingbeil was charged with misdemeanor possession of prescription drugs, to which he pleaded guilty.[4][5]

He died on June 19, 2018 in Chicago while returning to the Copper Country, Michigan, where he lived.[2][6]


  1. ^ Crabtree, Curtis (June 21, 2018). "Former Dolphins defensive tackle, Grey Cup MVP Chuck Klingbeil dies at 52". Pro Football Talk. Retrieved June 21, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Habib, Hal (June 20, 2018). "Ex-Miami Dolphins NT Chuck Klingbeil, hero of Shula's 300th win, dead at 52". Palm Beach Post. Retrieved June 21, 2018.
  3. ^ "Report: Former Dolphin Chuck Klingbeil arraigned on larceny charge -- Television Industry, Miami Dolphins -- South Florida". 4 June 2008. Archived from the original on 4 June 2008. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  4. ^ Walton, Nicole. "Tech football volunteer arrested on prescription drug charges". Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Klingbeil pleads in drug case - News, Sports, Jobs - The Mining Gazette". Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Obituary: Charles E. "Chuck" Klingbeil - Keweenaw Report". Retrieved 21 June 2018.

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