Dennis Cambal

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Dennis Cambal
No. 30
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born:(1949-01-27)January 27, 1949
Waltham, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died:September 9, 2018(2018-09-09) (aged 69)
Barnstable, Massachusetts, U.S.
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school:Phillips Academy
(Andover, Massachusetts)
College:William & Mary
NFL Draft:1972 / Round: 14 / Pick: 358
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played:8
Player stats at PFR

Dennis Hayden Cambal (January 27, 1949 – September 9, 2018) was an American football player for the National Football League's New York Jets. He played the running back position in college at William & Mary.[1] He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the 14th round of the 1972 NFL Draft and was placed on their taxi squad for the 1972 season but then was cut.[2] The Jets signed him as a free agent before the 1973 season and he made the team, playing in 8 games mostly as a tight end and on special teams.[2][3][4][5] He missed 5 games in October and November due to an injury he suffered in the Jets' October 21 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.[6] In 1974 he crossed the Jets' picket line during the 1974 NFL strike during the preseason, but was waived before the regular season started.[7][8]

He died on September 9, 2018, in Barnstable, Massachusetts at age 69.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dennis Cambal @ pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved September 5, 2013.
  2. ^ a b Friefeld, Robert (July 29, 1973). "Rookie confident second time around". Poughkeepsie Journal. p. 4B. Retrieved 2022-09-15 – via newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Dennis Cambal". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference. Retrieved 2022-09-15.
  4. ^ Di Trani, Vinny (August 27, 1973). "Setback served Jets' purpose". The Record. p. B-3. Retrieved 2022-09-15 – via newspapers.com.
  5. ^ Fox, Larry (September 18, 1973). "Weeb wants to hand Charley a winner". Daily News. p. 23C. Retrieved 2022-09-15 – via newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Pro Football". The Morning News. October 25, 1973. p. 40. Retrieved 2022-09-15 – via newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Jets' Dennis Cambal crosses picket line". Cumberland Sunday Times. July 28, 1974. p. 39. Retrieved 2022-09-15 – via newspapers.com.
  8. ^ McKenna, Charley (September 5, 1974). "Disappearing center muses over future". Newsday. p. 141. Retrieved 2022-09-15 – via newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "Dennis H. Cambal "Coach"". capecodtimes.com. 2018-09-15. Retrieved 2020-11-26.