Chris Duliban

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Chris Duliban
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Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1963-01-09) January 9, 1963 (age 56)
Champaign, Illinois
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:216 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school: Spring Woods (TX)
College: Texas
NFL Draft: 1986  / Round: 12 / Pick: 307
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:3
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Christopher E. Duliban (born January 9, 1963) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at the University of Texas.

American football Team field sport

American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end. The offense, which is the team controlling the oval-shaped football, attempts to advance down the field by running with or passing the ball, while the defense, which is the team without control of the ball, aims to stop the offense's advance and aims to take control of the ball for themselves. The offense must advance at least ten yards in four downs, or plays, and otherwise they turn over the football to the defense; if the offense succeeds in advancing ten yards or more, they are given a new set of four downs. Points are primarily scored by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone for a touchdown or kicking the ball through the opponent's goalposts for a field goal. The team with the most points at the end of a game wins.

Linebacker defensive position in American football

A linebacker is a playing position in American football and Canadian football. Linebackers are members of the defensive team, and line up approximately three to five yards behind the line of scrimmage, behind the defensive linemen, and therefore "back up the line". Linebackers generally align themselves before the ball is snapped by standing upright in a "two-point stance".

National Football League Professional American football league

The National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC). The NFL is one of the four major professional sports leagues in North America, and the highest professional level of American football in the world. The NFL's 17-week regular season runs from early September to late December, with each team playing 16 games and having one bye week. Following the conclusion of the regular season, six teams from each conference advance to the playoffs, a single-elimination tournament culminating in the Super Bowl, which is usually held in the first Sunday in February, and is played between the champions of the NFC and AFC.

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Early years

Duliban attended Spring Woods High School, where he was a two-way player at running back and linebacker. He received All-district honors at linebacker as a junior. He received All-district honors at running back as a senior.

Spring Woods High School

Spring Woods High School is a secondary school in Spring Branch, Houston, Texas. The school, serving grades 9 through 12, is operated by Spring Branch Independent School District.

Running back position in American and Canadian football

A running back (RB) is an American and Canadian football position, a member of the offensive backfield. The primary roles of a running back are to receive handoffs from the quarterback for a rushing play, to catch passes from out of the backfield, and to block. There are usually one or two running backs on the field for a given play, depending on the offensive formation. A running back may be a halfback, a wingback or a fullback. A running back will sometimes be called a "feature back" if he is the team's starting running back.

He accepted a football scholarship from the University of Texas. He began his college career as a backup linebacker, playing mainly on special teams. As a sophomore, he led the team in special teams tackles, including 2 blocked kicks and one punt return for 19 yards. He had another blocked kick as a junior.

As a senior, he became a starter at outside linebacker, finishing with 98 tackles (third on the team), 10 sacks (second on the team), 7 passes defensed and one interception.

Professional career

Dallas Cowboys

Dulliban was selected in the 12th round (307th overall) of the 1986 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. On September 1, he was placed on the injured reserve list with a shoulder injury. [1]

The 1986 NFL draft was the procedure by which National Football League teams selected amateur college football players. It is officially known as the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting. The draft was held April 29–30, 1986, at the Marriot Marquis in New York City, New York. The league also held a supplemental draft after the regular draft and before the regular season.

Dallas Cowboys National Football League franchise in Arlington, Texas

The Dallas Cowboys are a professional American football team based in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex. The Cowboys compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league's National Football Conference (NFC) East division. The team is headquartered in Frisco, Texas, and plays its home games at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, which opened for the 2009 season. The stadium took its current name prior to the 2013 season. The Cowboys joined the NFL as an expansion team in 1960. The team's national following might best be represented by its NFL record of consecutive sell-outs. The Cowboys' streak of 190 consecutive sold-out regular and post-season games began in 2002. The franchise has made it to the Super Bowl eight times, tied with the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Denver Broncos for second most Super Bowl appearances in history, just behind the New England Patriots record eleven Super Bowl appearances. This has also corresponded to eight NFC championships, most in the NFC. The Cowboys have won five of those Super Bowl appearances, tying them with their NFC rivals, the San Francisco 49ers; both are second to Pittsburgh's and New England's record six Super Bowl championships. The Cowboys are the only NFL team to record 20 straight winning seasons (1966–85), in which they missed the playoffs only twice.

The injured reserve list is a designation used in professional sports leagues for athletes who become injured and temporarily unable to play. The exact name of the list varies by league; it is known as "injured reserve" in the National Football League (NFL) and National Hockey League (NHL), the "injured list" in the Canadian Football League (CFL), and the injured list in Major League Baseball (MLB). The National Basketball Association (NBA) does not have a direct analog to an injured reserve list, instead using a more general-purpose "inactive list" that does not require a player to be injured.

After the NFLPA strike was declared on the third week of the 1987 season, those contests were canceled (reducing the 16 game season to 15) and the NFL decided that the games would be played with replacement players. He crossed the picket line off the injured reserve to be a part of the Dallas replacement team that was given the mock name "Rhinestone Cowboys" by the media. [2] He started 3 games at outside linebacker. He had 2 sacks against the New York Jets. [3] On October 27, he was placed on the injured reserve list. [4] He was cut on November 3. [5]

1987 NFL season

The 1987 NFL season was the 68th regular season of the National Football League. This season featured games predominantly played by replacement players as the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) players were on strike from weeks four to six. The season ended with Super Bowl XXII, with the Washington Redskins defeating the Denver Broncos 42–10 at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego. The Broncos suffered their second consecutive Super Bowl defeat.

New York Jets National Football League franchise in East Rutherford, New Jersey

The New York Jets are a professional American football team located in the New York metropolitan area. The Jets compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league's American Football Conference (AFC) East division. The team is headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey. In a unique arrangement for the league, the Jets share MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey with the New York Giants. The franchise is legally and corporately registered as New York Jets, LLC.

Buffalo Bills

On March 16, 1988, he was signed as a free agent by the Buffalo Bills. [6] He was released on August 16. [7]

Personal life

In 1996, he was the head coach for Hyde Park Baptist High School, he reached the playoffs in 9 out of 12 seasons (4 semi-finals and 9 quarter-finals). In 1999, he was the defensive coordinator for the Texas Terminators of the Indoor Professional Football League. In 2001, he was named the head coach of the Austin Rockers in the National Indoor Football League.

In 2007, he was named the head coach for the CenTex Barracudas of the Intense Football League, the next year he won the first playoff game in team history. [8] In 2009, he was named the head coach for the inaugural season of the Austin Turfcats in the Southern Indoor Football League. [9]

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