Guy Reese
No. 68, 75, 76     
Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1939-09-22)September 22, 1939
Place of birth: Dallas, Texas
Date of death: November 22, 2010(2010-11-22) (aged 71)
Place of death: Collin County, Texas
Career information
College: SMU
NFL Draft: 1962 / Round: 15 / Pick: 200
AFL Draft: 1962 / Round: 11 / Pick: 123
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Dallas Cowboys ( 1962 1963)
Career highlights and awards
* NFL All-Rookie team ( 1962)
Games played     57
Stats at

Guy Reese (September 22, 1939 – November 22, 2010) was a professional American football defensive tackle in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys, Baltimore Colts and Atlanta Falcons. He played college football at Southern Methodist University.

Early yearsEdit

Reese attended South Oak Cliff High School, where he played as a two-way tackle. He accepted a football scholarship from Southern Methodist University. He became a starter at right tackle as a junior.

Professional careerEdit

Dallas CowboysEdit

Reese was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the fifteenth round (200th overall) of the 1962 NFL Draft and by the Dallas Texans in the eleventh round (83rd overall) of the 1962 AFL Draft.

He opted to sign with the Cowboys and was tried at the offensive line. As a rookie, he was named the starter at left defensive tackle opposite John Meyers. He was part of a defensive line called the "Maverick Line", that had 3 rookies and a second-year player. He was named to the NFL All-Rookie team.

In 1963, he was the starter opposite future hall of famer Bob Lilly. On July 12, 1964, he was traded to the Baltimore Colts in exchange for defensive tackle Jim Colvin.[1]

Baltimore ColtsEdit

In 1964, he passed Billy Ray Smith Sr. on the depth chart. He started 12 out of 14 games at right defensive tackle, while playing alongside Fred Miller. In 1964, he was mainly a backup behind Smith Sr., starting 3 out of 13 games.[2]

Atlanta FalconsEdit

The Atlanta Falcons selected him from the Colts roster in the 1966 NFL Expansion Draft. He was named the starter at left defensive tackle in the franchise's inaugural season, but suffered a knee injury in the second game against the Philadelphia Eagles and was lost for the year.[3] It turned out to be a career-ending injury that forced him to retire on May 17, 1967.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

Reese was a real estate appraiser for over 30 years. He died of cancer on November 22, 2010.


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