Guy Reese
No. 68, 75, 76
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born:(1939-09-22)September 22, 1939
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Died:November 22, 2010(2010-11-22) (aged 71)
Collin County, Texas, U.S.
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 · PFR

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

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, although he was limited with an ankle injury early in the season, 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, 2023.
  2. ^ "The Browns Win Big In The East". Retrieved February 19, 2023.
  3. ^ "Falcons Ace Is Sidelined". Retrieved February 19, 2023.
  4. ^ "Falcons won't use jersey No. 76 in exhibition opener". Retrieved February 19, 2023.