Joe Gary
No. 90
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1959-05-13) May 13, 1959 (age 61)
Los Angeles, California
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:273 lb (124 kg)
Career information
High school:Washington Preparatory (CA)
College:UCLA
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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Dallas Cowboys[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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)[edit | edit source]

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)[edit | edit source]

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

Baltimore Stars (USFL)[edit | edit source]

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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