Goose Gonsoulin

Goose Gonsoulin

Infobox Pro Football player

DateOfBirth=birth date and age|1938|06|7
Birthplace= Port Arthur, Texas
Position= safety
AFLDraftedRound=: First Selection
Honors=AFL All-Time 2nd Team
Retired #s=
Career Highlights=Y
teams=AFL Denver Broncos
NFL San Francisco 49ers
TSNAllAFL=1960, 1962, 1963
AFLAllStar=1960, 1961, 1962,
1963, 1964, 1966

Austin William "Goose" Gonsoulin (born June 7, 1938 in Port Arthur, Texas) of Baylor University was a professional football safety, one of the original Denver Broncos from the 1960 season. At the end of his Bronco career, he was the all-time American Football League leader in interceptions with 40. His 11 pickoffs in 1960 are still a Denver club record, and he shares the team record for interceptions in a game with four, a feat he accomplished 18 September 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. "Goose" Gonsoulin was selected to the second unit of the American Football League All-Time Team.

See also

* Other American Football League players

External links

* [ Gonsoulin's 1962 Fleer football card]
* [ Gonsoulin's 1965 Topps football card]

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