Dave Costa

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This article is about the former defensive tackle in the American Football League and the NFL. For the offensive lineman, see Dave Costa (offensive lineman).
Dave Costa
No. 46, 63
Position: DT/DE
Personal information
Date of birth: (1941-10-27)October 27, 1941
Place of birth: Yonkers, New York
Date of death: May 20, 2013 (aged 71)[1]
Career information
College: Utah
NFL Draft: 1963 / Round: 3 / Pick: 29
AFL draft: 1963 / Round: 7 / Pick: 49
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 168
Games started: 70
Fumble recoveries: 13
Player stats at NFL.com

David Joseph Costa (October 27, 1941 – May 20, 2013) was an American football defensive tackle.[1] He played high school football at Saunders Trades and Technical H.S in Yonkers and college football at the University of Utah and Northeastern Junior College in Sterling Colorado and in the American Football League with the Oakland Raiders from 1963 through 1965, the Buffalo Bills in 1966, and the Denver Broncos from 1967 through 1969. He was an AFL All-Star in 1963 for the Raiders (one of only two rookies in that game), and in 1967, 1968 and 1969 for the Broncos. He also played in the American Football Conference of the National Football League for the Broncos, the San Diego Chargers, and the Bills.

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  1. ^ a b "Dave Costa: 1941-2013". Denverbroncos.com. 2013-05-22. Retrieved 2013-05-26.