Jim Colvin
No. 67, 75, 77, 72
Position:Defensive tackle / Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1937-11-30) November 30, 1937 (age 83)
Monahans, Texas
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:252 lb (114 kg)
Career information
High school:Lutcher-Stark (Orange, Texas)
College:Houston
NFL Draft:1960 / Round: 8 / Pick: 95
AFL draft:1960 / Round: Second Selections
(by the Denver Broncos)
Career history
* Baltimore Colts ( 1960)
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
* All-MVC (1959)
Career NFL statistics
Games:103
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

James Reginald Colvin (born November 30, 1937) is a former American football defensive tackle in the National Football League for the Baltimore Colts, Dallas Cowboys, and New York Giants. He played college football at the University of Houston.

Early years[edit | edit source]

Colvin attended Lutcher-Stark High School, before moving on to the University of Houston. He was a two-way player and received All-MVC honors in 1959.

Professional career[edit | edit source]

Baltimore Colts[edit | edit source]

He was selected in the eighth round (95th overall) of the 1960 NFL Draft. In 1963, he was named the starter at left defensive tackle, replacing a recently retired Art Donovan.[1]

On July 11, 1964, he was traded to the Dallas Cowboys in exchange for Guy Reese.[2]

Dallas Cowboys[edit | edit source]

Colvin took over Reese's left defensive tackle starting job, playing alongside Bob Lilly for three years. At the end of the 1966 season, Jethro Pugh was moved from defensive end to left defensive tackle, replacing him in the starting lineup.[3]

After notifying the club of his intentions to retire,[4] he was traded to the Minnesota Vikings,[5] before receiving him back and trading him again on October 11, 1967, to the New York Giants in exchange for a fourth round draft choice (#97-John Douglas).[6][7]

Minnesota Vikings[edit | edit source]

Colvin spent a part of the 1967 preseason with the Minnesota Vikings, who were looking to add depth after Carl Eller injured his knee,[8] but was returned to the Cowboys after he couldn't play because of an injured knee.

New York Giants[edit | edit source]

In 1967, he played 8 games for the New York Giants. On July 22, 1968, he announced his retirement after the Giants did not meet his financial terms.[9]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Donovan Quits Pro Grid". https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1917&dat=19620831&id=4GItAAAAIBAJ&sjid=FokFAAAAIBAJ&pg=5383,4545381&hl=es. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  2. "Colts and Cowboys Swap Tackles". https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1955&dat=19640712&id=MrYhAAAAIBAJ&sjid=MJ0FAAAAIBAJ&pg=6587,5169473. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  3. "Red Hot Cowboys On A Rampage". Sports Illustrated. https://www.si.com/vault/1966/12/05/620709/red-hot-cowboys-on-a-rampage. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  4. "Colvin Quitting". https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1314&dat=19670722&id=kr5YAAAAIBAJ&sjid=DukDAAAAIBAJ&pg=894,1889145. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  5. "Football". https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1314&dat=19670722&id=kr5YAAAAIBAJ&sjid=DukDAAAAIBAJ&pg=894,1889145. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  6. "Jim Colvin Acquired By New York Giants". https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1842&dat=19671012&id=zXA0AAAAIBAJ&sjid=0ccEAAAAIBAJ&pg=4919,2057974. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  7. "Trades Narrow Giants' Choices". https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2512&dat=19671219&id=AflHAAAAIBAJ&sjid=BAANAAAAIBAJ&pg=2831,7010614. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  8. "VanderKelen Key to Viking Chances". https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1499&dat=19670814&id=AVcaAAAAIBAJ&sjid=9ycEAAAAIBAJ&pg=7121,3030257&hl=es. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  9. "Bill Brown Returns to Vikings". https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1499&dat=19670814&id=AVcaAAAAIBAJ&sjid=9ycEAAAAIBAJ&pg=7121,3030257&hl=es. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
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