Townsend, Greg

Card: Action Packed 1990
Acquired: In person 1992, Dallas Cowboys Training Camp
See also: Greg Townsend (2)

Drafted in the 4th round of the 1983 draft from TCU by the Los Angeles Raiders, Townsend was a shrewd pick by Al Davis.  Greg would go on to play for the team for 11 seasons (and an additional season for the Eagles in 1994) grabbing All Pro honors from 1988-1991. A dominating force from the defensive end position Townsend retired in 1997 with the Raiders as the team’s all time sack leader and is ranked 16th on the NFL sack list (as of 2010). He also is a member of the Superbowl champion XVIII Raiders team from1984 where they beat the Redskins 38-9.

During practice I enjoyed harassing players from the practice field fence. Greg came over to use the porta potty, where I asked him to give me his autograph. He sarcastically responded, “Hey kid! You want that in white or yellow?” We had a good laugh and he told me that he had to get back to practice but to hit him up afterwards as he’d have no problem with that. Good times. Townsend currently works for the silver and black.

G/GS   190/102    TAC n/a        SAC 109.5          FUM 8
INT 3     YDS 117     AVG   39.0     TD 1        LG  86t