|Date of birth:November 3, 1961|
|Place of birth: Los Angeles, California|
|College: Texas Christian|
|NFL Draft: 1983 / Round: 4 / Pick: 110|
|Debuted in 1983|
|Last played in 1997|
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Gregory Townsend Sr. (born November 3, 1961 in Los Angeles, California), is a former American football defensive end in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Raiders in the fourth round of the 1983 NFL Draft.
Townsend also played for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Los Angeles Raiders
Townsend was drafted by the Los Angeles Raiders in the fourth round of the 1983 NFL Draft. He was selected to 2 Pro Bowls, and he was a 4-time All-Pro selection. He won a Super Bowl ring with the Raiders in 1984. Townsend was suspended twice during his time with the Raiders. Once for his participation in a brawl versus the Kansas City Chiefs on October 5, 1986, and another for being caught with marijuana in 1988.
In 1994, he signed with the Eagles. He recorded 2 sacks during his lone season in Philadelphia.
In 1997, he returned to the Raiders and played for the team that drafted him.
Townsend is currently 16th on the NFL's all-time list for career sacks with 109.5. He also recovered 8 fumbles and returned three of them for touchdowns.
In 2012, Townsend partnered with Celebrity Publishing to release his memoir entitled "All Time."
- Michael Janofsky (October 9, 1986). "Raiders Cry Foul as Townsend Hit With One-Game Suspension". LA Times. Retrieved February 15, 2015.
- "4 more players suspended by the NFL for drug problems". Chicago Tribune. 6 August 1988. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
- NFL All-Time Sack Leaders ESPN.com. Accessed December 3, 2007.
- USC Roster USC Roster. Accessed January 11, 2012.
- "Celebrity Publishing".
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