Dave Butz of the Washington team died today

Washington Super Bowl champion Dave Butz has passed away. He was 72 years old.

Butz's family informed the team of his death on Friday.

It was not immediately known where Butz died or the cause of his death

Spent 14 of 16 NFL seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals

Butz was an All-Pro selection in 1983 and finished second in the voting for the AP Defensive Player of the Year

The team said on Twitter that it was "heartbroken" at the loss of the "Washington Legend".

Former teammate and Washington quarterback Joe Theisman posted: "Lost a dear friend today. Dave Butz.

Butz is a member of Purdue's all-time football team. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2014.