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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 (1130th overall since 1950)
4-time Pro Bowler (fine print)

46 82 63 64 64

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Fine Details  · Last updated Feb 5, 2016 7:25PM
All-Time Rank: #1192. Harley Sewell… #1193. John Williams… #1194. Damien Woody… #1195. DAVE COSTA… #1196. Billy Shields… #1197. Don Shinnick… #1198. Matt Schaub… 

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

Playoffs Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty
1966 25 BUF 1 0 1 0 0
1974 33 BUF DT 1
Career 2 0 1 0 0

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 8
5 yrs DEN 70 56 5
3 yrs OAK 42 0 0
2 yrs BUF 28 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 3
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 2PA XPM XPA FGM FGA 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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7 Barry Cofield, Jim Marshall, Barney Chavous, Raheem Brock, Dan Wilkinson, Leroy Jones, David Logan, Elvin Bethea*, Sweeny Williams, Mike McCoy
8 Tim Goad, Jim Marshall, Barney Chavous, Dan Wilkinson, Barry Cofield, James Jones, Gerard Warren, Sean Gilbert, Ray Hamilton, Elvin Bethea*
9 Gerard Warren, Tim Goad, Dan Wilkinson, Barney Chavous, Sean Gilbert, Jim Marshall, James Jones, Eddie Edwards, Ray Hamilton, Elvin Bethea*
10 Dan Wilkinson, Gerard Warren, Eddie Edwards, Barney Chavous, Jim Osborne, Sean Gilbert, Santana Dotson, Lionel Aldridge, Tim Goad, Elvin Bethea*
11 Dan Wilkinson, Sherman White, Eddie Edwards, Barney Chavous, Gerard Warren, Tony Siragusa, Elvin Bethea*, Jim Lee Hunt, Lionel Aldridge, Jim Osborne
12 Tony Siragusa, Sherman White, Dan Wilkinson, Elvin Bethea*, Eddie Edwards, Joe Phillips, Gary Dunn, Jim Lee Hunt, Gerard Warren, Fred Robbins
Career Keith Traylor, Eddie Edwards, Bryan Robinson, Tony Siragusa, Gary Dunn, Sherman White, Dan Wilkinson, Joe Phillips, Gerard Warren, Jim Lee Hunt

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

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

All-Pro Teams