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Scott Appleton
Defensive tackle
Jersey #(s)
Born February 20, 1942(1942-02-20)
Brady, Texas
Died March 5, 1992 (aged 50)
Brady, Texas
Career information
Year(s) 19641968
NFL Draft 1964 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4
(By the Dallas Cowboys)
AFL Draft 1964 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6
College Texas
Professional teams
Career stats
Games played-started 70-28
Interceptions 2
Fumble recoveries 3
Stats at
Career highlights and awards

Gordon Scott Appleton (February 20, 1942 - March 2, 1992) was an American football defensive lineman in the American Football League. He played college football at the University of Texas, which won the national championship in 1963. Appleton was a consensus 1963 All-American selected in the first round by the Houston Oilers, for whom he played from 1964 through 1966. He played for the San Diego Chargers in 1967 and 1968.

He died of heart failure in 1992. He was 50 years old.

In 1963, the Pittsburgh Steelers sent Buddy Dial, a very capable wide receiver to the Dallas Cowboys to obtain the right to draft Scott Appleton. However, Appleton signed with Houston of the AFL. The shenanigans both teams used in the attempt to sign Appleton was one of Myron Cope's favorite stories.

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Preceded by
Bobby Bell
Outland Trophy Winners
Succeeded by
Steve DeLong


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