Monica Lamonica is best known for being the wife of Daryle Lamonica, a football quarterback who played in the American Football League (AFL) and National Football League (NFL) primarily played with the Oakland Raiders for 12 seasons. He is being reported to have died on Die April 21, 2022, at the age of 80 in Fresno, California.
Monica Lamonica Age
Monica has been outside the public limelight and her year of birth remains unknown. Her husband on the hand was born on July 17, 1941, in Fresno, California, and was 80 years old at the time of his death.
When did Monica & Daryle Lamonica Get Married?
Daryle and Monica celebrated their wedding nuptials in 1970. They remained married for more than 5 decades and was blessed with one son. On July 17, 2021, they were celebrated in a Tweet with a caption, “Daryle Lamonica and his wife Mary, over 50 years as one.”
Daryle Lamonica and his wife Mary, over 50 years as one. pic.twitter.com/9xlyCa40y2
— AFL Godfather 🏴☠️👓🏈 (@NFLMAVERICK) July 17, 2021
Daryle Lamonica Cause of Death
Daryle Lamonica padded away at his Fresno home in California on Thursday, April 21. The Oakland’s quarterback won an AFL Player of the Year award and led the Raiders to their first Super Bowl appearance. The death is considered to be from natural causes and he was 80 at the time of his death.
“To some, he was a QB, to some a friend, a teammate. For me, he is a legend,” Blitz Chick wrote in a tribute. “He had the best winning percentage for any SB Era QB. The man threw a spiral bomb with ease. He is the reason I am a Raiders fan. Daryle Lamonica, The Mad Bomber. Someone I will never forget. Rest in peace, Daryle.”
While playing for Oaklands, he was nicknamed the “Mad Bomber,” and it’s worth noting that he made an immediate impact in Oakland after starting only four games in four seasons with the Bills.
Lamonica spent his first four seasons mostly as a backup for the Buffalo Bills, who selected him in the 24th round of the 1963 AFL Draft. He played his next eight seasons as the primary starter of the Raiders, including after they joined the NFL through the AFL–NFL merger.
After retiring from football, Lamonica joined Fox Sports Net where he hosted a national fishing show called Outdoors with the Pros. He was named by Football Nation the 67th best quarterback since the 1970 merger. The Professional Football Researchers Association named Lamonica to their Hall of Very Good Class of 2013.