American Football Database
Joe Gary
No. 90
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1959-05-13) May 13, 1959 (age 63)
Los Angeles, California
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:273 lb (124 kg)
Career information
High school:Washington Preparatory (CA)
NFL Draft:1982 / Round: 9 / Pick: 249
Career history
* Dallas Cowboys ( 1982)*
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only

Joe Gary III (born May 13, 1959) is a former American football defensive end in the United States Football League for the Birmingham Stallions. He played college football at UCLA.

Early years

Gary attended Washington Preparatory High School, where he was a two-way player in football. He won the discus crown in 1976. He won the city shot put title in 1977.

He accepted a football scholarship from UCLA. As a junior, he intercepted a pass against Ohio State University.

In 1977, he was redshirted to gain additional experience. He shared starting duties at defensive tackle in his last 3 seasons. As a senior, he registered 3 tackles and intercepted a pass in the final minutes, to secure a win against Arizona State University.[1] He finished his college career with 5 sacks and 11 tackles for loss.

Professional career

Dallas Cowboys

Gary was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the ninth round (249th overall) of the 1982 NFL Draft.[2] He was waived on August 31.[3]

Los Angeles Rams

On May 12, 1983, he was signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Rams to play nose tackle.[4] He was cut on August 23.[5]

Philadelphia Eagles

In 1984, he signed as a free agent with the Philadelphia Eagles to play defensive end. He was released on July 30.[6]

Oklahoma Outlaws (USFL)

In 1984, he was signed as a free agent by the Oklahoma Outlaws of the United States Football League. On February 20, he was traded to the Birmingham Stallions in exchange for a future draft choice.[7]

Birmingham Stallions (USFL)

In 1984, he was a backup defensive end and had one sack during the season.

Baltimore Stars (USFL)

On December 18, 1984, he was signed as a free agent by the Baltimore Stars of the United States Football League, to play defensive end.[8] He was released before the start of the season.


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