Joe Cummings (American football)

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Joe Cummings
Position:Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1974-06-08) June 8, 1974 (age 46)
Missoula, Montana
Career information
High school:Stevensville
(Stevensville, Montana)
College:Wyoming
Undrafted:1996
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • First team All-WAC (1996)
Career NFL statistics
Tackles:28
Sacks:1
Player stats at PFR

Joe Edward Cummings (born June 8, 1974) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League. He played college football at Wyoming.

Early life and high school[edit]

Cummings was born in Missoula, Montana and grew up in Stevensville, Montana. He attended Stevensville High School and was named the Montana Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior.[1]

College career[edit]

Cummings was a three year starter for the Wyoming Cowboys. As a senior, he recorded eight sacks and 10 tackles for loss and was named first team All-Western Athletic Conference.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Following the 1996 NFL Draft, Cummings was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent on April 26, 1996 but was cut during training camp.[3] He was later signed by the San Diego Chargers and played in three games for the team. He was a member of the Green Bay Packers in 1997 during the off season but was cut at the end of training camp. Cummings signed with the Buffalo Bills, who allocated him to the Barcelona Dragons and then spent the 1998 and 1999 seasons with the team.[4][5] Cummings also played for the Orlando Rage of the XFL in 2001.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Cummings father, Ed Cummings, played linebacker in the American Football League for the New York Jets and Denver Broncos.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kimmel, Slim (July 20, 2018). "#MTTop40: Honorable mention linebackers". MontanaSports.com. Retrieved May 19, 2020.
  2. ^ Tucker, Cody (August 13, 2019). "Which Wyoming Cowboy wore it best? No. 47". 7220Sports.com. Retrieved May 5, 2020.
  3. ^ "TRANSACTIONS". The New York Times. April 27, 1996. Retrieved April 29, 2020.
  4. ^ "Joe Cummings Stats". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved May 5, 2020.
  5. ^ "THE NFL STORY:JOE CUMMINGS MISSOULA FLY FISHING GUIDE". montanaflyfishingguide.com. Retrieved May 5, 2020.
  6. ^ "A Linebacker Runs Through It". All-XFL.com. Orlando Rage. January 24, 2001. Retrieved May 5, 2020.
  7. ^ Cummings, Rial (October 1, 2005). "True grit: Stevensville rancher Ed Cummings inducted into Stanford Hall of Fame". Missoulian. Retrieved May 5, 2020.