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Encyclopedia > David Overstreet

David Overstreet, born September 20, 1958, at Big Sandy, Texas, and died June 25, 1984, was a star running back in the Canadian Football League. Big Sandy is a town located in Upshur County, Texas. ... Lions Stampeders Eskimos Roughriders Blue Bombers Tiger-Cats Argonauts Alouettes The Canadian Football League (CFL), also known by its French name, Ligue canadienne de football (LCF), is a professional league located entirely in Canada that plays Canadian football. ...


Overstreet played his college football with the powerhouse University of Oklahoma Sooners. He was drafted, in 1981, by the NFL's Miami Dolphins in the first round, 13th overall. A contract dispute with the Dolphins led him to sign with the Montreal Alouettes, who, under the misguided ownership of Nelson Skalbania, tried to buy a big money winning team. The University of Oklahoma, often called OU or Oklahoma, is a coeducational public research university located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins, The Fish Team colors Aqua Green, Coral Orange, Navy Blue, and White Head Coach Nick Saban Owner Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T. D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970... The Montreal Alouettes (French: Alouettes de Montréal) are a Canadian Football League team based in Montreal, Quebec. ... Nelson Skalbania is an American businessman best known for signing a 17-year-old Wayne Gretzky to the Indianapolis Racers of the World Hockey Association. ...


His first season (1991) was successful, as he rushed for 952 yards and was the Alouettes rookie of the year. His second season, with the newly renamed and dreadful Montreal Concordes, was plagued by injury, and he only gained 190 yards rushing. The Montreal Alouettes (French, Alouettes de Montréal) refers to a team in the Canadian Football League based in Montreal, Quebec. ...


He returned to the Dolphins in 1983, and showed much promise, rushing for 392 yards in 14 games with a 4.6 yards per carry average.


Unfortunately, in June of 1984 he was killed when his car swerved off a highway into gasoline pumps at a service station and exploded.


He was survived by his son David Overstreet Jr., who is a all star defensive safety at the University of Missouri. The University of Missouri System is the designated public research and land-grant university system of the state of Missouri. ...


 
 

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