Greg Townsend

Gregory Townsend Sr. (born November 3, 1961 in Los Angeles, California), is a former American football defensive end in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Raiders in the fourth round of the 1983 NFL Draft.

Townsend also played for the Philadelphia Eagles.

College career

He played college football at Texas Christian.

Professional career

Los Angeles Raiders

Townsend was drafted by the Los Angeles Raiders in the fourth round of the 1983 NFL Draft. He was selected to 2 Pro Bowls, and he was a 4-time All-Pro selection. He won a Super Bowl ring with the Raiders in 1984.

Philadelphia Eagles

In 1994, he signed with the team and only played there for one season.

Oakland Raiders

In 1997, he returned to the Raiders and played for the team that drafted him.

Legacy

Townsend is currently 16th on the NFL's all-time list for career sacks with 109.5.[1] He also recovered 8 fumbles and returned three of them for touchdowns.

Personal

His son, Greg Townsend, Jr., is currently a defensive end at USC.[2]

In 2012, Townsend partnered with Celebrity Publishing to release his memoir entitled "All Time."[3]

References

  1. NFL All-Time Sack Leaders ESPN.com. Accessed December 3, 2007.
  2. USC Roster USC Roster. Accessed January 11, 2012.
  3. "Celebrity Publishing". http://celebritypublishing.com.
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Name Townsend, Greg
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Short description American football player
Date of birth November 3, 1961
Place of birth Los Angeles, California
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