Former Arizona Cardinals personnel executive George Boone died Sunday at age 77, the team announced on Thursday.
Boone spent 28 season with the Cardinals, serving as assistant player personnel director from 1968-72, director of player personnel from 1973-91 and later as a scout from 2001-05.
Boone's time with the organization began when the franchise was located in St. Louis.
"He gave so much of his life to the sport of football and the Cardinals in particular," Cardinals president Michael Bidwell said in a statement. "All of us are better for his contributions."
In between his stints with the Cardinals, Boone spent six seasons with the Indianapolis Colts. He was director of player personnel from 1994-97 and director of college scouting in 1998-99.