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Reggie Kinlaw
No. 62
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1957-01-09) January 9, 1957 (age 65)
Miami, Florida
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school:Miami Springs (FL)
College:Oklahoma
NFL Draft:1979 / Round: 12 / Pick: 320
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Reggie Kinlaw (born January 9, 1957) is a former American football defensive tackle who played college football for the Oklahoma Sooners and Professionally for the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders and Seattle Seahawks in the National Football League. He graduated from Miami Springs Senior High School.

Drafted in the final round of the 1979 NFL Draft,[1] Kinlaw soon worked his way into the rotation on the defensive line. He went on to become a mainstay at the nose tackle position, starting on Raider Super Bowl winners following the 1980 and 1983 seasons. He was considered an unsung hero on those defenses, which featured stars like Ted Hendricks, Rod Martin, Matt Millen, and, later, Howie Long, Lyle Alzado, and Greg Townsend. Despite being somewhat undersized at 6-2 and 250 pounds, Kinlaw's quickness demanded double teams, freeing up his teammates to make big plays. "Reggie was the REAL hero of our defense! He was so quick, they always had to double-team him. That would allow us, in the secondary, to make plays." - Lester Hayes, CB, Raiders.[2]

Reggie Kinlaw coached the defensive line at the varsity level at St. Francis High School in La Cañada, Flintridge, California.[3] His son Reggie Kinlaw, Jr. also coached the defensive line on the Junior Varsity level at St. Francis High School. With the announcement (in 2015) of the Raiders moving to Las Vegas, Reggie permanently moved to Las Vegas as well.[4]

References

  1. ^ "1979 Oakland Raiders". Archived from the original on 23 January 2013. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  2. ^ Phone call with Lester "The Judge" Hayes. 12/4/18
  3. ^ "St. Francis High School". www.sfhs.net. Archived from the original on 2011-07-24.
  4. ^ Phone call with Reggie Kinlaw.