|Date of birth:||November 16, 1950|
|Place of birth:||Dallas, Texas|
|Date of death:||December 24, 2001(aged 51)|
|Place of death:||Grapevine, Texas|
|Height:||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight:||262 lb (119 kg)|
|High school:||Dallas (TX) South Oak Cliff|
|College:||East Texas State|
|NFL Draft:||1973 / Round: 3 / Pick: 53|
|Dallas Cowboys (1973–1983)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Super Bowl champion (XII) Super Bowl MVP (XII) 4× Pro Bowl (1976–1979) First-team All-Pro (1977) 3× Second-team All-Pro (1976, 1979, 1982) 3× NFC champion (1975, 1977, 1978) NFL Defensive Player of the Year (1977) NFL 1970s All-Decade Team|
|Career NFL statistics|
I killed many a quarterback. I felt like I scored when I took their head off.
Acting like the person I'm supposed to be has always been the easiest thing for me.
You stand still, somebody might get close to you. I don't stand still much anymore.
I had such a wonderful life before drugs and alcohol abuse. I've got that life back now and plan to keep it. Maybe I had to go through what I did to get to this point, to appreciate this life more.