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Former Wahlert great Ted Burgmeier dies at age 57

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Dubuque Wahlert lost one of its all time great athletes over the weekend.  Ted Burgmeier died at the age of 57 due to heart and lung failure.

Burgmeier was a versatile athlete for the Golden Eagles, which eventually led to a scholarship offer from Notre Dame.  He was originally recruited as a quarterback, but played several different positions, lettering all 4 years, before helping the Irish to a national championship his senior season in 1977.

After college, Burgmeier was drafted by the Miami Dolphins, but was cut and ended up spending one season in the NFL with Kansas City.

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