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William Gay

William Howard Gay

Position: DE-DT-TE
Height: 6-5    Weight: 250 lbs.

Born: May 28, 1955 in San Francisco, CA
High School: Herbert Hoover
College: USC   (school history)    (Gay college stats)
Drafted by the Denver Broncos in the 2nd round (55th overall) of the 1978 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 50 (1462nd overall since 1950)

83 79 78

Other SR Links: College Football at Sports-Reference.com

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Fine Details  · Last updated Feb 12, 2016 12:25AM
All-Time Rank: #1449. Carroll Dale… #1450. Marty Lyons… #1451. Jim Martin… #1452. WILLIAM GAY… #1453. Greg Ellis… #1454. Johnny Roland… #1455. Bob Rowe… 

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
1978 23 DET 83 16 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
1979 24 DET de 79 15 2 0 1 1 0 1 2
1980 25 DET LDT 79 16 9 7
1981 26 DET LDT 79 16 14 0 0 1 0 0 7
1982 27 DET LDT 79 9 8 1 7 0 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 5.0 8
1983 28 DET ldt/RDE 79 15 15 0 0 1 11 0 13.5 8
1984 29 DET RDE 79 16 16 0 0 2 30 0 10.0 6
1985 30 DET RDE 79 16 16 1 7 0 7 0 0 0 6 3 0 7.5 9
1986 31 DET RDE 79 16 16 0 0 1 0 0 6.5 8
1987 32 DET rde 79 11 5 2.0 2
1988 33 MIN de 78 5 1 1
Career 151 102 2 14 0 7 0 0 1 14 44 1 44.5 61
10 yrs DET 146 101 2 14 0 7 0 0 1 14 44 1 44.5 60
1 yr MIN 5 1 1

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
1982 27 DET LDT 1 1 0.5
1983 28 DET LDT 1 1 1.0
Career 2 2 1.5

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
1979 24 DET de 79 15 2 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Career 151 102 1 0 0 0 0.0 44
10 yrs DET 146 101 1 0 0 0 0.0 44
1 yr MIN 5 1 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
1979 24 DET de 79 15 2 1 1 6
Career 151 102 1 1 6
10 yrs DET 146 101 1 1 6
1 yr MIN 5 1 0

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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

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

All-Pro Teams