Warren Capone (born August 14, 1951) is a former professional American football linebacker in the World Football League and National Football League. He played college football at Louisiana State University. Capone attended, and graduated from high school at Catholic High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Capone played football at Catholic High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana from 1966 to 1970. Also an accomplished wrestler, he was the heavyweight wrestling champion in the 1970 Baton Rouge City Championships.
Capone was named to the 1972 College Football All-America Team and the 1973 College Football All-America Team. Only 8 players in LSU history have been named two time All America. He was also a two time (1972 and 1973) All-SEC selection. Played in the Sun, Bluebonnet and Orange Bowls during his years as a starting linebacker.
World Football League Edit
Instead of sigining a rookie free agent contract for a team in the National Football League, he decided to sign with the Birmingham Americans of the World Football League. As a rookie in 1974, Capone became the Americans starting middle linebacker, where he was known for his hard-hitting.
The Americans finished the 1974 regular season at 15-5 and became the World Football League champions.
The next year, the Americans were replaced as the Birmingham WFL franchise by a new team called the Birmingham Vulcans. He was the leader of the 1975 Vulcans defense, that led the WFL in scoring defense, until the WFL folded in mid-season.
New Orleans SaintsEdit
In 1976 he signed with the New Orleans Saints after he was cut by the Cowboys. During that season, he returned a fumble for a touchdown. He was cut by the Saints after the seven game of the 1976 season.
Life after footballEdit
After professional football, he went into the business sector.
In his third season, Capone was named coach of the year, after guiding Christian Life Academy to a state Class 1A second place finish and a 12-2 record, just two years after the Crusaders finished 0-9. Util 2010, when he was let go.