KURT GOUVEIA

(Born September, 1964)
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Kurt Gouveia won two Super Bowl Championships with the Washington Redskins in 1988 and 1992. In the 1992 game he returned an interception to the two-yard line to set up a Redskin touchdown.

Gouveia had an outstanding 13-year career with the Washington Redskins, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the San Diego Chargers. In 1993, he led the Redskins team with 174 tackles and in 1995, he led the Eagles with 144 tackles.

p_gouv_2.jpg He was born in Hawaii, and graduated from Waianae High School in 1982. At Waianae, he guided the Seariders to three consecutive state titles in football. He played quarterback and cornerback and was the first in Hawaii, to be named player of the year on both offense and defense.

At Brigham Young University, in 1984, the team won the Holiday Bowl and the National Championship in football. In 1985, as a senior, he won All Western Athletic Conference honors.

Historical Timeline: 1992, Four police officers acquited in Los Angeles beating of Rodney King; rioting erupts in South-Central Los Angeles.


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