Keeping - TheCount - Since 2005! - July 17, 2018
LUBBOCK, TX. (THECOUNT) — Iconic defensive lineman Gabriel “Gabe” Rivera, died in a San Antonio hospital after being admitted while suffering from a perforated bowel.
Rivera, 57, attended Texas Tech University from 1979 to 1982 and was destine for the NFL, being drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers, but was involved in a car accident that paralyzed him and sidelined his career.
CLICK PHOTOS TO SEE MORE
He earned the nickname ‘Senor Sack’ while racking up 321 tackles, 34 tackles for loss, and 14 sacks. Rivera earned All-American honors before being drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers, in the first round, in 1983. But, his pro football career ended when he was paralyzed in a crash, later that year. source
Known as one of the greatest defensive players in Texas Tech history, Rivera was enshrined into the Texas Tech Football Ring of Honor in 2014.
Comment Your Thoughts Below!
Share This Post With Friends And Family!
NC Family Release Photo Of Man Gone Missing Swimming At Singing Pines Monday
Man Calls 911 After Fouled Hard In Pickup Basketball Game