Greg Townsend
No. 93
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1961-11-03) November 3, 1961 (age 60)
Los Angeles, California
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school:Dominguez
(Compton, California)
NFL Draft:1983 / Round: 4 / Pick: 110
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Forced fumbles:15
Fumble recoveries:8
Defensive touchdowns:4
Player stats at · 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.


College career

He played college football at Texas Christian.

Professional career

Los Angeles Raiders

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.[1][2]

Philadelphia Eagles

In 1994, he signed with the Eagles. He recorded 2 sacks during his lone season in Philadelphia.

Oakland Raiders

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. [3] 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.[4]

In 2012, Townsend partnered with Celebrity Publishing to release his memoir entitled "All Time."[5]


  1. ^ Michael Janofsky (October 9, 1986). "Raiders Cry Foul as Townsend Hit With One-Game Suspension". LA Times. Retrieved February 15, 2015.
  2. ^ "4 more players suspended by the NFL for drug problems". Chicago Tribune. 6 August 1988. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  3. ^ NFL All-Time Sack Leaders Accessed December 3, 2007.
  4. ^ USC Roster USC Roster. Accessed January 11, 2012.
  5. ^ "Celebrity Publishing".