Glenn Cameron

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Glenn Cameron
No. 50
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1953-02-21) February 21, 1953 (age 61)
Place of birth: Miami, Florida
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school: Coral Gables High School
Coral Gables, Florida
College: University of Florida
NFL Draft: 1975 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14
Debuted in 1975 for the Cincinnati Bengals
Last played in 1985 for the Cincinnati Bengals
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 1985
Games played 159
Games started 84
Interceptions 5
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com
Stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Glenn Scott Cameron (born February 21, 1953) is an American former college and professional football player who was a linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for eleven seasons during the 1970s and 1980s. Cameron played college football for the University of Florida, and thereafter, he played professionally for the Cincinnati Bengals of the NFL.

Early life[edit]

Cameron was born in Miami, Florida in 1953.[1] He attended Coral Gables High School in Coral Gables, Florida,[2] and he was a star high school football player for the Coral Gables Cavaliers.

College career[edit]

Cameron received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he played linebacker for coach Doug Dickey's Florida Gators football team from 1971 to 1974.[3] Cameron was a first-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) selection and an Associated Press third-team All-American in 1974.[3]

Cameron graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in management in 1976, and returned to earn a law degree in 1987. He was inducted into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame as a "Gator Great" in 1984.[4][5] The sportswriters of The Gainesville Sun ranked him as one of the 100 greatest Gators (No. 43) of the first century of Florida football in 2006.[6]

Professional career[edit]

Cameron was chosen by the Cincinnati Bengals in the first round (fourteenth pick overall) of the 1975 NFL Draft,[7] and he spent his entire eleven-year NFL career with the Bengals, playing from 1975 to 1985.[8] He was a member of the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Bengals team that played in Super Bowl XVI in 1982. During his eleven-season career with the Bengals, he played in 159 games, started in eighty-four of them, intercepted five passes, and recovered three fumbles.[1]

Life after the NFL[edit]

Cameron is now a practicing trial lawyer and partner in the law firm of Cameron, Davis & Gonzalez, P.A., in West Palm Beach, Florida.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pro-Football-Reference.com, Players, Glenn Cameron. Retrieved July 2, 2010.
  2. ^ databaseFootball.com, Players, Glenn Cameron. Retrieved June 1, 2010.
  3. ^ a b 2012 Florida Football Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 76, 87, 95, 97, 98, 102, 104, 121, 1443, 158, 176 (2012). Retrieved September 17, 2012.
  4. ^ F Club, Hall of Fame, Gator Greats. Retrieved July 23, 2011.
  5. ^ Jack Hairston, "Gators' Hall to induct 11," The Gainesville Sun, p. 1C (April 1, 1984). Retrieved July 23, 2011.
  6. ^ Robbie Andreu & Pat Dooley, "No. 43 Glenn Cameron," The Gainesville Sun (July 22, 2006). Retrieved April 3, 2013.
  7. ^ Pro Football Hall of Fame, Draft History, 1975 National Football League Draft. Retrieved June 1, 2010.
  8. ^ National Football League, Historical Players, Glenn Cameron. Retrieved June 1, 2010.
  9. ^ Cameron, Davis, Gonzalez & Marroney, P.A., Attorney Profiles, Glenn S. Cameron. Retrieved January 19, 2011.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Carlson, Norm, University of Florida Football Vault: The History of the Florida Gators, Whitman Publishing, LLC, Atlanta, Georgia (2007). ISBN 0-7948-2298-3.
  • Golenbock, Peter, Go Gators! An Oral History of Florida's Pursuit of Gridiron Glory, Legends Publishing, LLC, St. Petersburg, Florida (2002). ISBN 0-9650782-1-3.
  • Hairston, Jack, Tales from the Gator Swamp: A Collection of the Greatest Gator Stories Ever Told, Sports Publishing, LLC, Champaign, Illinois (2002). ISBN 1-58261-514-4.
  • McCarthy, Kevin M., Fightin' Gators: A History of University of Florida Football, Arcadia Publishing, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina (2000). ISBN 978-0-7385-0559-6.
  • McEwen, Tom, The Gators: A Story of Florida Football, The Strode Publishers, Huntsville, Alabama (1974). ISBN 0-87397-025-X.
  • Nash, Noel, ed., The Gainesville Sun Presents The Greatest Moments in Florida Gators Football, Sports Publishing, Inc., Champaign, Illinois (1998). ISBN 1-57167-196-X.