Ernest Givins

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Ernest Givins
No. 81, 2
Wide Receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1964-09-03) September 3, 1964 (age 49)
Place of birth: St. Petersburg, Florida
Career information
College: Louisville
NFL Draft: 1986 / Round: 2 / Pick: 34
Debuted in 1986
Last played in 1995
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions 571
Receiving Yards 8,215
Touchdowns 49
Stats at NFL.com

Ernest Pastell Givins, Jr. (born September 3, 1964 in St. Petersburg, Florida), is a former professional American football player who was selected by the Houston Oilers in the 2nd round of the 1986 NFL Draft. A 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m), 175 lbs. wide receiver from the University of Louisville, Givins played in 10 NFL seasons from 1986 to 1995. A two-time Pro Bowl selection in 1990 and 1992, he played most of his career with the Oilers, catching passes from quarterback Warren Moon, along with receivers Curtis Duncan, Haywood Jeffires and Drew Hill in the Oilers run and shoot offense. Givins was best known for his touchdown celebration dance known as the "Electric Glide." He is very active in St. Petersburg's football community. He also served as Head Coach of St. Petersburg, Florida's Semi-Pro football the St. Pete Sharks of the SSFL(Suncoast Semi-pro Football League). Givins is entering his third season as the Head Coach of the Sarasota Millionaires in the United Football Federation (UFF) and now the Florida Football Alliance (FFA) in 2014. Givins is currently the offensive coordinator for Boca Ciega High School's football team. He now works at Bay Point Middle School in his hometown, St. Petersburg as a Campus Monitor.

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