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|Date of birth:||August 14, 1951|
|Place of birth:||Baton Rouge, Louisiana|
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||218 lb (99 kg)|
|High school:||Catholic (LA)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Stats at NFL.com|
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
Warren Capone (born August 14, 1951) is a former professional American football linebacker in the World Football League and National Football League. He played college football at Louisiana State University. Capone attended, and graduated from high school at Catholic High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
He accepted a scholarship to play for Louisiana State University. He became a three-year starter and led the team in tackles twice.
Capone was twice named to the College Football All-America Team, making him only one of eight players in LSU football history to receive this honor twice. He was also a two-time (1972 and 1973) All-SEC selection. He played in the Sun, Bluebonnet and Orange Bowls.
Birmingham Americans (WFL)
Although he was a great college player, he went undrafted in the 1974 NFL Draft because he was considered too small to play professional football. Instead of sigining a rookie free agent contract for a team in the National Football League, he decided to sign with the Birmingham Americans of the World Football League.
As a rookie in 1974, Capone became the Americans starting middle linebacker, where he was known for his hard-hitting. The team finished the regular season with a record of 15-5 and became the World Football League champions.
On October 24, 1975, he was signed as a free agent with the Dallas Cowboys of the NFL, where he was a backup linebacker and played mostly on special teams. That year the Cowboys reached Super Bowl X.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
New Orleans Saints
In 2008, he started coaching high school football at Christian Life Academy. In his third season, Capone was named coach of the year, after guiding Christian Life Academy to a state Class 1A second place finish and a 12-2 record, just two years after the Crusaders finished 0-9.