Guy Reese

Guy Reese (September 22, 1939 – November 22, 2010) was a professional American football defensive tackle in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys, Baltimore Colts and Atlanta Falcons. He played college football at Southern Methodist University.

Guy Reese
No. 68, 75, 76
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born:September 22, 1939
Dallas, Texas
Died:November 22, 2010 (aged 71)
Collin County, Texas
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:258 lb (117 kg)
Career information
High school:Dallas (TX) South Oak Cliff
NFL Draft:1962 / Round: 15 / Pick: 200
AFL draft:1962 / Round: 11 / Pick: 123
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:57
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Early years

Reese attended South Oak Cliff High School, where he played as a two-way tackle. He accepted a football scholarship from Southern Methodist University. He became a starter at right tackle as a junior.

Professional career

Dallas Cowboys

Reese was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the fifteenth round (200th overall) of the 1962 NFL Draft and by the Dallas Texans in the eleventh round (83rd overall) of the 1962 AFL Draft.

He opted to sign with the Cowboys and was tried at the offensive line. As a rookie, he was named the starter at left defensive tackle opposite John Meyers. He was part of a defensive line called the "Maverick Line", that had 3 rookies and a second-year player. He was named to the NFL All-Rookie team.

In 1963, he was the starter opposite future hall of famer Bob Lilly. On July 12, 1964, he was traded to the Baltimore Colts in exchange for defensive tackle Jim Colvin.[1]

Baltimore Colts

In 1964, he passed Billy Ray Smith Sr. on the depth chart. He started 12 out of 14 games at right defensive tackle, while playing alongside Fred Miller. In 1964, he was mainly a backup behind Smith Sr., starting 3 out of 13 games.[2]

Atlanta Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons selected him from the Colts roster in the 1966 NFL Expansion Draft. He was named the starter at left defensive tackle in the franchise's inaugural season, but suffered a knee injury in the second game against the Philadelphia Eagles and was lost for the year.[3] It turned out to be a career-ending injury that forced him to retire on May 17, 1967.[4]

Personal life

Reese was a real estate appraiser for over 30 years. He died of cancer on November 22, 2010.


  1. ^ "Colts and Cowboys Swap Tackles". Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  2. ^ "The Browns Win Big In The East". Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  3. ^ "Falcons Ace Is Sidelined". Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  4. ^ "Falcons won't use jersey No. 76 in exhibition opener". Retrieved February 19, 2018.

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1962 Dallas Cowboys season

The 1962 Dallas Cowboys season was their third in the league. The team finished with a record of 5 wins, 8 losses, and 1 tie, placing them 5th in the NFL's Eastern Conference.

1962 NFL Draft

The 1962 National Football League draft was held on December 4, 1961 at the Sheraton Hotel in Chicago, Illinois.

1963 Dallas Cowboys season

The 1963 Dallas Cowboys season was their fourth in the league. The Cowboys became the only professional football team in Dallas, when the Texans of the AFL announced their move to Kansas City. The team failed to improve on their previous output of 5–8–1, winning only four games. The Cowboys didn't qualify for the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season.

1964 Baltimore Colts season

The 1964 Baltimore Colts season was the 12th season for the team in the National Football League. The Colts finished the regular season with a record of 12 wins and 2 losses and finished first in the Western Conference. They clinched with three games remaining for the first title since 1959.Baltimore met the Cleveland Browns (10–3–1) of the Eastern Conference in the NFL Championship Game in Cleveland, won by the underdog Browns, 27–0.

1965 Baltimore Colts season

The 1965 Baltimore Colts season was the 13th season for the team in the National Football League. The Baltimore Colts finished the National Football League's 1965 season with a record of 10 wins, 3 losses, and 1 tie, tied for first in the Western Conference with the Green Bay Packers. Although the Packers won both regular season games over the Colts, no tiebreaking system was in place in 1965, and a playoff game was required to determine the Western Conference champion, who would host the Eastern Conference champion Cleveland Browns for the NFL title.

1966 NFL expansion draft

The 1966 NFL expansion draft was a National Football League (NFL) draft in which a new expansion team, named the Atlanta Falcons, selected its first players. On June 30, 1965, NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle awarded the first NFL franchise in the Deep South to the city of Atlanta and granted ownership to Rankin Smith Sr.So that the Falcons could become competitive with existing teams, the league awarded the Falcons the first pick in the 1966 NFL Draft, supplemented with the final pick in the first five rounds. The NFL also gave the new team the opportunity to select current players from existing teams. That selection was provided by the expansion draft, held on February 15, 1966. In this draft, held six weeks after the regular draft, the existing franchises listed players from which the Falcons could select to switch to the new team.

Each of the 14 established teams froze 29 players on their 40-man rosters that opened the 1965 season (That made 154 players available.). Atlanta picked one of the 11 and then each team froze two more. Atlanta was able to select two more for a total of 42 players chosen. The Falcons paid $8.5 million for the franchise. (Feb 17, 1966 St. Petersburg Times.)

Dallas Cowboys draft history

This page is a list of the Dallas Cowboys NFL Draft selections. The first draft the Cowboys participated in was 1961, in which they made Defensive tackle Bob Lilly of TCU their first-ever selection.

Jim Colvin

James Reginald Colvin (born November 30, 1937) is a former American football defensive tackle in the National Football League for the Baltimore Colts, Dallas Cowboys, and New York Giants. He played college football at the University of Houston.

John Meyers (American football)

John Douglas Meyers (born January 16, 1940- May 7 1998) was an American football defensive tackle in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles. He played college football at the University of Washington.

List of Atlanta Falcons players

This is a list of American football players who have played for the Atlanta Falcons in the National Football League (NFL). It includes players that have played at least one game in the NFL regular season. The Atlanta Falcons franchise was founded in 1966. The Falcons have appeared in Super Bowl XXXIII and Super Bowl LI, losing both games.

List of Dallas Cowboys players

This is a complete list of American football players who have played for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). It includes players that have played at least one game in the NFL regular season. The Dallas Cowboys franchise was founded in 1960 as an expansion team. The team has earned the most postseason appearances (28, which includes another league record of 54 postseason games, winning 32 of them), the most appearances in the NFC Championship Game (14), and the 2nd most Super Bowl appearances (8). The Cowboys have played for 10 NFL Championships and have won five, all five being Super Bowls.

List of SMU Mustangs in the NFL Draft

This is a list of SMU Mustangs football players in the NFL Draft.

Reese Waters

Reese Waters (born October 22, 1980) is an American comedian, commentator and writer. He is currently the host of Get Up DC!.

South Oak Cliff High School

South Oak Cliff High School (colloquially referred to as SOC, pronounced "sock") is a public secondary school located in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas, Texas (USA). South Oak Cliff High School enrolls students in grades 9-12 and is a part of the Dallas Independent School District (DISD).

The school serves the area of Dallas known as "South Oak Cliff" (generally east of Interstate 35E and south of Illinois Avenue, though the area was never technically part of Oak Cliff). The school also previously had some students who lived in the former Wilmer-Hutchins ISD boundaries. DISD began to take in WHISD-zoned students during the 2005–2006 school year, and at that time the entire Wilmer-Hutchins High School senior class attended South Oak Cliff.

In 2015, the school was rated "Improvement Required" by the Texas Education Agency.

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