Oscar Sturgis

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Oscar Sturgis
No. 90
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1971-01-12) January 12, 1971 (age 44)
Place of birth: Hamlet, North Carolina
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 278 lb (126 kg)
Career information
High school: Richmond County (NC)
College: University of North Carolina
NFL draft: 1995 / Round: 7th / Pick: 236
Career history
*Inactive and/or offseason member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games Played: 1
Stats at NFL.com
Career Arena football statistics
Tackles: 38
Sacks: 3.0
Pass Breakups: 26
Forced Fumbles: 2
Interceptions: 1
Stats at pro-football-reference.com
Stats at ArenaFan.com

Oscar Lee Sturgis (born January 12, 1971 in Hamlet, North Carolina) is a former professional American football Defensive end in the National Football League. He would play with the Dallas Cowboys in 1995. He was a member of the Cowboys Super Bowl XXX championship season.

Early years[edit]

Sturgis was an All-State and All-American tight end for Richmond County High School, who also contributed to winning a Class 4-A State Championship.[1][2] In 1990, he accepted a scholarship to play for the University of North Carolina, but was ruled academically ineligible. Rather than enrolling as a Proposition 48 student, he opted to attend Fork Union Military Academy until qualifying the next year.[3]

He was a backup to tight end Greg DeLong, until being converted to outside linebacker and defensive end as a sophomore.[4] He became a starter at defensive end as a junior.[5]

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Sturgis was drafted in the seventh round (236th overall) of the 1995 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. Although he was only active for the season finale against the Arizona Cardinals, he was part of the team that won Super Bowl XXX.[6] He was waived on August 25, 1996.

Green Bay Packers[edit]

On December 4, 1996, he was signed by the Green Bay Packers.[7] He was released five days later, after being inactive for one game.[8]

Miami Dolphins[edit]

On December 18, 1996, he was signed by the Miami Dolphins and was inactive for the last game of the season.[9] He was allocated to the Frankfurt Galaxy of the World League of American Football in 1997, registering 26 tackles and 2 sacks.[10] He was cut on August 18, 1997.[11]

Carolina Panthers[edit]

On August, 10, 1998, he signed as a free agent with the Carolina Panthers.[12] He was released on august 23.[13]

Montreal Alouettes (CFL)[edit]

Sturgis signed with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League and was released before the start of the 1998 season.

Arizona Rattlers (AFL)[edit]

In 1998, he signed with the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League, where he contributed to three consecutive semifinal appearances (1998-2000).

Georgia Force (AFL)[edit]

In 2002, he signed as a free agent with the Georgia Force. He was released on April 30.

Los Angeles Avengers (AFL)[edit]

On May 8, 2003, he signed with Los Angeles Avengers and finished the season playing two games.[14]

Georgia Force (AFL)[edit]

On May 6, 2004, he signed as a free agent with the Georgia Force.[15] He retired at the end of the year, after playing seven seasons in the AFL, finishing with 38 tackles, 3 sacks, 26 pass defensed, 2 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries, one interception and 9 receptions for 95 yards.

Personal life[edit]

Sturgis joined the South Georgia Wildcats coaching staff as their defensive coordinator in the 2005 AF2 season.[16]

References[edit]