Gene Sykes

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Gene Sykes
Born (1942-09-26) September 26, 1942 (age 72)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Position(s) Defensive back
College LSU
AFL Draft 1963 / Round 8 / Pick 106
NFL Draft 1963 / Round 19 / Pick 148
(By the Philadelphia Eagles)
Jersey #(s) 23
Career highlights
Honors American Football League Champion, 1964 and 1965
AFL Buffalo Bills
AFL Denver Broncos

Eugene Charle Sykes (born September 26, 1941 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a former American football defensive back. Sykes scored a touchdown in LSU's 25–7 defeat of Colorado in the 1962 Orange Bowl. In 1963 he appeared with the LSU team in the Cotton Bowl, where they defeated Texas 13–0, and in the Hula Bowl All-Star Game.

As a professional, Sykes was drafted by the American Football League's Buffalo Bills, playing for them in 1963 and for their AFL Championship teams of 1964 and 1965. He finished his Professional Football career with the AFL's Denver Broncos in 1966.

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