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Defensive Tackle   1984-1985



Born: November 14, 1960, Waco, TX

Height: 6-03     Weight: 273

College: Southwest Texas State

Acquired: Gamblers' 1984 territorial draft pick, signed May 18, 1984

Pro Bio: Veteran of both Gambler seasons... Saw action for the Gamblers in the last five games of the 1984 season, and was credited with two solo tackles and three assists.

Fifth round draft choice (135th player selected) of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1984 NFL draft.

College Bio: Bobcat starter at right defensive tackle... Fifth leading tackler in 1983, recording 59 tackles (22 solo) and two quarterback sacks... Voted first team All-Lone Star Conference in 1983 when the Bobcats went 9-2... Spent first two seasons at Texas Tech as a starting defensive end... Logged 38 tackles and five sacks in 1982... Integral part of Bobcat squad that won 22 straight and the NCAA Div II Championship in 1982 (14-0)... Two-year letter winner at SWTSU.

Personal: Runs a 4.8 forty... Lettered in four years each of track and football at Axtell High School in Axtell, TX... Gained 1,700 yards as a high school senior fullback... Physical education major at SW Texas.

Houston-Gamblers.com Fun Fact: Won two Texas state shot put titles and has a career best 63' 6".