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Jeff Alm
Defensive Tackle
Jersey #(s)
Born March 31, 1968(1968-03-31)
New York, New York
Died December 14, 1993 (aged 25)
Houston, Texas
Career information
Year(s) 19901993
NFL Draft 1990 / Round: 2 / Pick: 41
College Notre Dame
Professional teams
Career stats
Games 44
Sacks 2.5
Interceptions 0
Stats at
Career highlights and awards
  • No notable achievements

Jeffrey Lawrence Alm (March 31, 1968 – December 14, 1993) was an American football player who played defensive tackle for the Houston Oilers of the National Football League.

According to witness, Alm and his best friend, Sean P. Lynch, had dinner at a local steakhouse on December 13, 1993. At 2:45 a.m. Central Standard Time the following day, Alm’s Cadillac lost control heading south on Intrastate 610 southbound at the 59 north exit ramp and Lynch was thrown out of the car through the passenger window to his death. Alm had been speeding and lost control of his 1993 Cadillac El Dorado on a curved exit ramp. After the crash Alm ran across the ramp and looked down an embankment towards the Southwest Freeway, discovering that his boyhood friend had been thrown to his death 30 feet below. Apparently distraught by his best friend’s death, Alm took out a pistol grip shotgun, fired two shots into the air and then shot himself in the face.

Toxicology reports have stated that Alm had a blood alcohol-level of .14, over the .10 legal limit. Lynch's blood-alcohol level was a staggering .30. Alm was also taking the prescription barbiturate, Fiorinal, commonly prescribed as a muscle relaxant. According to the report by Dr. Joseph A. Jachimczyk, Chief Medical Examiner for Harris County, the barbiturate level was within therapeutic range.

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