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Goose Gonsoulin
No. 23, 35
Position: Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1938-06-07)June 7, 1938
Place of birth: Port Arthur, Texas
Date of death: September 8, 2014(2014-09-08) (aged 76)
Place of death: Beaumont, Texas
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
College: Baylor
NFL Draft: 1960 / Round: 17 / Pick: 203
AFL draft: 1960 / Round: Second Selections
(by the Dallas Texans)
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Austin William "Goose" Gonsoulin (June 7, 1938 – September 8, 2014) was an American football player. He played professionally as a safety in the American Football League (AFL) for the Denver Broncos and in the National Football League (NFL) for the San Francisco 49ers. Gonsoulin played college football at Baylor University.

At the end of his stint with the Broncos, he was the AFL's all-time leader in interceptions with 40. He made the first interception ever in the AFL, in the first league game against the Boston Patriots. He had seven interceptions in his first three games, and his 11 pickoffs in 1960 are still a Denver club record. He shares the team record for interceptions in a game with four, a feat he accomplished September 18, 1960 at Buffalo.

Gonsoulin was a Sporting News AFL All-League player in 1960, 1962, and 1963, and an AFL Western Division All-Star in 1961, 1964 and 1966. His amazing durability and toughness enabled him to start 61 consecutive games at one point in his career. He was also the captain of his college team at Baylor. Gonsoulin was selected to the second unit of the American Football League All-Time Team.

Gonsoulin died on September 8, 2014.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Goose Gonsoulin passes away". Denver Broncos. September 8, 2014. Retrieved September 8, 2014. 

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