Reggie Tongue

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Reggie Tongue
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Position: Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1973-04-11) April 11, 1973 (age 44)
Place of birth: Baltimore, Maryland
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 204 lb (93 kg)
Career information
College: Oregon State
NFL Draft: 1996 / Round: 2 / Pick: 58
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Total Tackles: 333
Sacks: 9
Interceptions: 15
Defensive Touchdowns: 3
Player stats at NFL.com

Reginald Clinton Tongue (born April 11, 1973) is a former American football safety who most recently played in the National Football League for the Oakland Raiders.

Early life[edit]

Tongue attended Lathrop High School in Fairbanks, Alaska. As a senior for Lathrop, Tongue played running back/defensive back and rushed for 932 yards and 12 scores. On defense, he had 11 interceptions. He was named 1990 Alaska football player of the year and signed a letter of intent to play RB for Oregon State University.

College career[edit]

Tongue attended and played football for the Oregon State Beavers. Originally recruited as a running back, Tongue was redshirted his freshman year, during his sophomore year, due to injuries in the defensive backfield Tongue moved to cornerback and eventually to free safety his junior year. During his tenure, Reggie tied a pac-10 record with 4 interceptions returned for touchdowns. He finished at OSU with 9 interceptions, 362 tackles and was named to the 2nd team all-pac-10 team in 1994 and the 1st team in 1995.

Pro career[edit]

Tongue was selected in the 2nd round (58th overall) in the 1996 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs. He would play there for 4 seasons, until being picked up by the Seattle Seahawks for the 2000 season, where he played until 2004. In 2004 he played for the New York Jets and completed his career in 2005 with the Oakland Raiders.

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