|No. 65, 74, 76|
|Position:||Defensive tackle, Nose tackle|
|Date of birth:||June 1, 1953|
|Place of birth:||Vancouver, Washington, United States|
|College:||University of Washington|
|NFL draft:||1975 / Round: 3 / Pick: 56|
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David Pear (born June 1, 1953 in Vancouver, Washington) is a retired American football defensive tackle. He was the first Tampa Bay Buccaneers player to be selected to the Pro Bowl and played in Super Bowl XV for the winning Oakland Raiders.
Through his football career, Pear suffered a number of injuries which required spinal surgery and hip replacement and have resulted in vertigo, memory loss and speech impairment.
He has also been quoted saying, "Don't let your kids play football. Never."
- Former NFL star Dave Pear is sorry he ever played football SI.com
- "SI.com article, Jeff Pearlman - PEARLS OF WISDOM, 12/18/09". CNN. December 18, 2009.
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