Gary Downs

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Gary Downs
Position: Running back
Personal information
Born: (1972-06-06) June 6, 1972 (age 49)
New Bern, North Carolina
Career information
High school: Columbus (GA) Spencer
College: NC State
NFL Draft: 1994  / Round: 3 / Pick: 95
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Rushing att-yards:45-149
Receptions-yards:9-66
Touchdowns:0

Gary McLinton Downs, Jr. (born June 6, 1972 in New Bern, North Carolina) is currently the Recruiting Coordinator and running backs coach at East Tennessee State University. [1] Gary is a former American football running back in the National Football League for the New York Giants, the Denver Broncos, and the Atlanta Falcons. He was also an assistant coach for NFL Europa's Amsterdam Admirals. [1]

Downs played college football at North Carolina State University and was selected in the third round of the 1994 NFL Draft by the Giants. He played in 69 games over six NFL seasons from 1994 to 2000. He rushed for 149 yards and caught nine passes for 66 yards. [1] Gary Downs’ spouse is Tanya Shorter Downs from Cary N.C. They have three children, Kameron, Josh, and Caleb Downs. Kameron played women's soccer for Kennesaw State University, Josh is currently a wide receiver for North Carolina, and Caleb is a highly sought-after football recruit in the class of 2023.

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  1. 1 2 3 "Gary Downs - Football Coaches - Official Site of ETSU Athletics". ETSUBucs.com.

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