Pro Bio: Gamblers
legend who anchored defense both years of team's existence... Voted first team All-USFL by the league's
writers and broadcasters, as well as College and Pro Football Newsweekly... Made the successful transition from collegiate
defensive end to professional linebacker... One of the few Gambler players to start all 18 games last season... Paced the
team with 102 solo tackles, 39 assists, three sacks, one fumble recovery and one interception... The lone interception came
in Houston's home opener against the Generals... Recorded two sacks in the marathon win in San Antonio... Has season high
eight solo tackles in the Gamblers playoff loss to the Arizona Wranglers.
Sixth round selection of the Cincinnati
Bengals in 1983.
College Bio: Three year letterman at Texas... Competed for the Longhorns from 1979-1982... Became
an indomitable force on Texas' defense in 1981... Voted to the All-Southwest Conference second team in 1981... His quickness
and intensity propelled him to national acclaim in 1982... Led the team in almost six defensive categories in 1982... Set
a school record for most quarterback sacks in one season (23 in 1982 -- 45 career)... Team captain his senior year... All-Southwest
Conference first team and Southwest Conference Defensive Lineman of the Year in 1982... Texas Player of the Game eight times
that year... Also a third team All-American his final year... Won the University of Texas "Tenacity Award" at the
Longhorn Football Banquet on February 24, 1982... Also Conference Player of the Week three times... ABC Player of the Game
against Arkansas... Competed in the 1979 Sun Bowl, 1980 Bluebonnet Bowl, 1982 Sun Bowl, 1982 Cotton Bowl and the 1983 Hula
Bowl... Texas Coach Fred Akers says, "DeAyala is a consistently fine, fine football player. I can't imagine a defensive
end anywhere being better than Kiki. He's smart, experienced and he's a competitor."
three years in football and two years in baseball at Memorial Senior High School in Houston... All-District and All Greater
Houston in football... Also All-District in baseball... Member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity... Has four brothers, Carlos,
Ralph, Michael and Nano, who all played football at Memorial High School... Former pre-teen Greater Dallas Swimming Champion
and city of Rio de Janeiro Tennis Champion... Enjoys hunting, skiing, horses and playing tennis.
Fun Fact: Kiki was the first player signed by the Gamblers!
Future Gamblers Kiki DeAyala and
Darryl Clark propel Texas to a win over Lou Holz and Arkansas on Dec. 4, 1982.
Richard Johnson and Kiki DeAyala at the
Gamblers Reunion held in Houston on June 12, 2010.
Anthony Brock, Ricky Young and Kiki DeAyala
at the reunion.
Ron Reliford, Anthony Brock, Ricky Young, Tony
Fitzpatrick, Mike Hawkins and Kiki DeAyala at the reunion.