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For the golfer, see Jimmy Gunn (golfer).
Jimmy Gunn
No. 30, 56, 58, 83     
Personal information
Date of birth: (1948-11-27)November 27, 1948
Place of birth: Augusta, Arkansas
Date of death: April 11, 2015(2015-04-11) (aged 66)
Place of death: Los Angeles, California
Career information
College: USC
NFL Draft: 1970 / Round: 12 / Pick: 314
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Chicago Bears ( 1970 1975)
Career highlights and awards
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Stats at

Jimmy Gunn (November 27, 1948 – April 11, 2015) was an American football linebacker in the National Football League. He was born in Augusta, Arkansas. He prepped at Lincoln High School in San Diego.

College career

Gunn was a 1969 All-American defensive end at the University of Southern California. Also was All PAC-8, and in USC's Hall of Fame.

In 1969, he teamed with All-Americans Al Cowlings and Charlie Weaver, Tody Smith, and Bubba Scott to form a defensive front that powered the Trojans to 10-0-1 record and a win over the University of Michigan in the 1970 Rose Bowl. Coach John McKay credited a six-man front on defense for the victory, big Tony Terry was added to the group known as the "Wild Bunch" consisting of Jimmy Gunn, Charlie Weaver, Al Cowlings, Tody Smith and Bubba Scott. [1]

Professional career

Gunn played professionally for the Chicago Bears, New York Giants and Tampa Bay Buccaneers between 1970 and 1976.


Gunn died of heart failure on April 11, 2015.[1]


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