Dwight Stone (American football)

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Dwight Stone
No. 20, 80, 83
Born: (1964-01-28) January 28, 1964 (age 55)
Florala, Alabama
Career information
Position(s)Wide receiver
Kick returner
Running back
CollegeMiddle Tennessee State
Career history
As player
1987–1994Pittsburgh Steelers
1995–1998Carolina Panthers
1999–2000New York Jets

Dwight Stone (born January 28, 1964) was an American football running back, wide receiver, and kick returner in the National Football League for the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Carolina Panthers, and the New York Jets for 14 years. Stone originally signed with Pittsburgh as an undrafted free agent in 1987. Stone was the only undrafted free agent to make the opening day roster. He was an outstanding special teams gunner and kick returner for eight years with the Steelers. He was timed at 4.20 in the 40 yard dash and bench press 225 (28). Former Steelers coach Chuck Noll said that Stone was "the fastest player I've ever coached over 40 yards." He played college football at both Middle Tennessee State University and Marion Military Institute as a running back and averaged 7 yards per rush and scored over 40 touchdowns in his college career. He played high school football at Florala High School.

After retiring from the NFL, he became a police officer for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department in Charlotte, NC where he served as both a school resource and patrol officer for 13 years. He retired from CMPD in 2015.[1]