David Verser

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David Verser
Born: (1958-01-03) January 3, 1958 (age 59)
Kansas City, Kansas
Career information
Position(s) Wide Receiver
College Kansas
NFL draft 1981 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10
Career history
As player
1981–1984 Cincinnati Bengals
1985 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1987 Cleveland Browns

David Verser (born January 3, 1958) is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League.

He played football at the University of Kansas, where, during his senior year, he led the Jayhawks in receiving with 21 receptions for 463 yards and five touchdowns.[1] He earned a degree in social work.

Verser was selected in the first round by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 1981 NFL Draft. He had 23 receptions in four seasons as a backup receiver. In 1981, he caught six passes for 161 yards (26.8 yards per catch) and scored two touchdowns, and he returned 29 kicks for 691 yards, a 23.8 average. He played in the 1981 Super Bowl, which the Bengals lost to the San Francisco 49ers, 26-21.[2]

During the 1982 through 1984 seasons, Verser was a backup wide receiver and kick returner for the Bengals.[3]

After the 1985 NFL Draft, he was traded to the Green Bay Packers and later signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, for whom he played one game and returned four kicks in 1985. He was out of football in 1986, and in 1987 played two games for the Cleveland Browns, with one rush for nine yards.[4]

After leaving football and with a degree in social work, he became a social worker, worked for the Hamilton County, Ohio Juvenile Court, then he became a police officer with the Cincinnati Police Department.[2] He retired from the department after 12 years.[5]


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  2. ^ a b "Verser haunted by NFL failure". Bengals.enquirer.com. 2001-04-20. Retrieved 2015-04-06. 
  3. ^ "David Verser NFL Football Statistics". Pro-Football-Reference.com. 1958-03-01. Retrieved 2015-04-06. 
  4. ^ "David Verser NFL Football Statistics". Pro-Football-Reference.com. 1958-03-01. Retrieved 2015-04-06. 
  5. ^ "David Verser". Hoopszone.net. Retrieved 2015-04-06.