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Dave Costa

David Joseph Costa

Position: DT-DE
Height: 6-2    Weight: 250 lbs.

Born: October 27, 1941 in Yonkers, NY
Died: May 20, 2013
High School: Saunders Trade & Tech
College: Utah   (school history)
Drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the 3rd round (29th overall) of the 1963 NFL Draft.
Drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the 7th round (49th overall) of the 1963 AFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 56 (1114th overall since 1950)
4-time Pro Bowler (fine print)

46 82 63 64 64

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Fine Details  · Last updated Mar 23, 2015 11:04AM
All-Time Rank: #1285. Dave Herman… #1286. Pat Tilley… #1287. Rich Caster… #1288. DAVE COSTA… #1289. Phil Hansen… #1290. Ron Snidow… #1291. John Gordy… 

Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty AV
1963* 22 OAK RDT 46 14 8
1964 23 OAK RDT 46 14 6
1965 24 OAK RDT 46 14 6
1966 25 BUF 82 14 3
1967* 26 DEN RDT 63 14 0 0 2 0 0 7
1968* 27 DEN RDT 63 14 14 0 0 2 0 0 7
1969* 28 DEN RDT 63 14 14 7
1970 29 DEN RDT 63 14 14 0 0 3 5 0 8
1971 30 DEN LDT 63 14 14 0 0 3 0 0 8
1972 31 SDG RDT 64 14 14 1 5
1973 32 SDG RDT 64 14 14 0 0 1 0 0 5
1974 33 BUF 64 14 0 0 2 3 0 3
Career 168 84 0 0 13 8 0 1 73
5 yrs DEN 70 56 0 0 10 5 0 37
3 yrs OAK 42 0 20
2 yrs BUF 28 0 0 0 2 3 0 6
2 yrs SDG 28 28 0 0 1 0 0 1 10

Kick & Punt Returns

Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
1966 25 BUF 82 14 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Career 168 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
5 yrs DEN 70 56 0
3 yrs OAK 42 0 0
2 yrs BUF 28 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
2 yrs SDG 28 28 0

Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1972 31 SDG RDT 64 14 14 1 2
Career 168 84 1 2
5 yrs DEN 70 56 0
3 yrs OAK 42 0 0
2 yrs BUF 28 0 0
2 yrs SDG 28 28 1 2

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12 Sherman White, Elvin Bethea*, Tony Siragusa, Eddie Edwards, Joe Phillips, Gary Dunn, Coy Bacon, Jim Lee Hunt, Julius Adams, Lionel Aldridge
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year Lg Value (Rank/All-Time)

All-Pro Teams