|Born:||November 3, 1961|
Los Angeles, California
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||255 lb (116 kg)|
|NFL Draft:||1983 / Round: 4 / Pick: 110|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at NFL.com · PFR|
Gregory Townsend Sr. (born November 3, 1961 in Los Angeles, California), is a former American football defensive end in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Raiders in the fourth round of the 1983 NFL Draft. Townsend also played for the Philadelphia Eagles.
He played college football at Texas Christian.
Townsend was drafted by the Los Angeles Raiders in the fourth round of the 1983 NFL Draft. He was selected to 2 Pro Bowls, and he was a 4-time All-Pro selection. He won a Super Bowl ring with the Raiders in 1984. Townsend was suspended twice during his time with the Raiders. Once for his participation in a brawl versus the Kansas City Chiefs on October 5, 1986, and another for being caught with marijuana in 1988.
In 1994, he signed with the Eagles. He recorded 2 sacks during his lone season in Philadelphia.
In 1997, he returned to the Raiders and played for the team that drafted him.
Townsend is currently 24th on the NFL's all-time list for career sacks with 109.5. He is also the Raider's all-time sack leader.  He also recovered 8 fumbles and returned three of them for touchdowns.
His son, Greg Townsend, Jr., played defensive end at USC. and was signed as an undrafted free agent with Oakland Raiders.
In 2012, Townsend partnered with Celebrity Publishing to release his memoir entitled "All Time."