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In the end, Buoniconti proved critics wrong

Nick Buoniconti needed someone by his side during the Hall announcement. Who better than his former coach Don Shula.

Updated: January 27, 2001, 7:55 PM ET
By Wayne Drehs | ESPN.com

TAMPA, Fla. -- Nick Buoniconti admitted that he needed a babysitter to help him watch the announcement of the 2001 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees.

Enter Don Shula.

As the two watched as the names were read, they tightly held hands, gasping that this year would be the one for Buoniconti. It was.

"I had a great babysitter, I needed him, there's no question," said Buoniconti, who was a linebacker for the Miami Dolphins and Boston Patriots during his 14-year career. "This ...

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