Dave Pear

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Dave Pear
No. 65, 74, 76
Position:Defensive tackle, Nose tackle
Personal information
Born: (1953-06-01) June 1, 1953 (age 66)
Vancouver, Washington, United States
Career information
NFL Draft:1975 / Round: 3 / Pick: 56
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games Played:79
Games Started:62
Fumbles Recovered:7
Player stats at PFR

David Pear (born June 1, 1953 in Vancouver, Washington) is a retired NFL football player. He was the first Tampa Bay Buccaneers player to be selected to the Pro Bowl and played in Super Bowl XV for the winning Oakland Raiders.

Through his football career, Pear suffered a number of injuries which required spinal surgery and hip replacement and have resulted in vertigo, memory loss[1] and speech impairment.

He has also been quoted saying, "Don't let your kids play football. Never."[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Former NFL star Dave Pear is sorry he ever played football SI.com
  2. ^ "SI.com article, Jeff Pearlman – PEARLS OF WISDOM, 12/18/09". CNN. December 18, 2009.