Dave Tipton

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Dave Tipton
Date of birth (1949-04-23) April 23, 1949 (age 68)
Place of birth Hollister, California
Career information
Position(s) Defensive end
College Stanford
NFL draft 1971 / Round: 4 / Pick: 96
Career history
As player
1971–1973 New York Giants
1974–1975 San Diego Chargers
1976 Seattle Seahawks
Career stats

David Lance Tipton (born April 23, 1949 in Hollister, California) is a former professional American football player who played in six NFL seasons from 1971-1976 for the New York Giants, the San Diego Chargers and the Seattle Seahawks.

Tipton played college football at Stanford University, where he was a member of the Thunderchickens defense line that helped Stanford to a Rose Bowl victory in 1971. After retiring from football, Tipton was an assistant football coach at Stanford from 1992 to 2006. Tipton now teaches history at St. Mary's High School in Stockton, California and is the Defensive Line Coach for the varsity football team. In 2008 his team earned the honor of playing in their State Division finals, and national television declared the team amazing in its progress and development within the two-year period of Dave's coaching influences.[1]

College Coaching Career[edit]


  1. ^ "Dave Tipton". GoStanford.com. Retrieved 2007-10-04.