American Football Database
American Football Database
Reggie Kinlaw
Date of birth: (1957-01-09) January 9, 1957 (age 64)
Place of birth: Miami, Florida
Career information
Position(s): Defensive tackle
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
College: Oklahoma
NFL Draft: 1979 / Round: 12 / Pick: 320
 As player:
Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders
Seattle Seahawks
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Reggie Kinlaw (born January 9, 1957 is a former American football defensive tackle who played college football for the Oklahoma Sooners and for the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders and Seattle Seahawks in the National Football League. He graduated from Miami Springs Senior High School.

Drafted in the final round of the 1979 NFL Draft,[1] Kinlaw soon worked his way into the rotation on the defensive line. He went on to become a mainstay at the nose tackle position, starting on Raider Super Bowl winners following the 1980 and 1983 seasons. He was considered an unsung hero on those defenses, which featured stars like Ted Hendricks, Rod Martin, Matt Millen, and, later, Howie Long, Lyle Alzado, and Greg Townsend. Despite being somewhat undersized at 6-2 and 250 pounds, Kinlaw's quickness demanded double teams, freeing up his teammates to make big plays.

Reggie Kinlaw now coaches the defensive line on the varsity level at St. Francis High School in La Cañada Flintridge, California[1]. His son Reggie Kinlaw, Jr. also coaches defensive line on the Junior Varsity level at St. Francis High School.