His son Brandon said that he died in his sleep. He said that he did not know the cause, but that his father had not been in ill health.
Lamonica became one of pro football’s leading passers in the late 1960s and early ’70s. But initially, after playing for three seasons with mediocre Notre Dame teams
Davis, in turn, adapted a scheme run by Sid Gillman, the San Diego Chargers’ head coach when Davis was one of his assistant coaches in the early 1960s.