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Mike Townsend
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Defensive back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1952-03-19) March 19, 1952 (age 67)
Career information
College: Notre Dame
NFL Draft: 1974 / Round: 4 / Pick: 86
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Memphis Southmen (1974)
Career highlights and awards
* Consensus All-American (1973)

Mike Townsend (born March 19, 1952) is a former American football defensive back who played one season in the World Football League with the Jacksonville Sharks and Memphis Southmen. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the fourth round of the 1974 NFL Draft.[1][2] He played college football at the University of Notre Dame.[3] Townsend was a captain on the Notre Dame 1973 national championship team. He led the nation with ten interceptions as a junior.[4] He was a Consensus All-American in 1973.[5][6][7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1974 Minnesota Vikings Draft". footballdb.com. http://www.footballdb.com/teams/nfl/minnesota-vikings/draft/1974. Retrieved 20 August 2014.
  2. "1974 NFL Draft". pro-football-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/1974/draft.htm. Retrieved 20 August 2014.
  3. "Mike Townsend". und.com. http://www.und.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/townsend_mike00.html. Retrieved 20 August 2014.
  4. "Catching Up With...". und.com. http://www.und.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/100804aag.html. Retrieved 20 August 2014.
  5. "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections". National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 6. http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_records/2014/Awards.pdf. Retrieved August 16, 2014.
  6. "Mike Townsend". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/mike-townsend-1.html. Retrieved 20 August 2014.
  7. "Mike Townsend". nasljerseys.com. http://www.nasljerseys.com/WFL/Players/T/Townsend.Mike.htm. Retrieved 20 August 2014.

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