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Consensus All-America pick in 1973 and one of three captains of '73 national championship team . . . started at cornerback as junior in 1972 and set Irish single-season record with 10 interceptions for 39 return yards . . . led nation in interceptions in '72 . . . made his mark during senior season in '73 with 26 tackles, three interceptions for 47 return yards and recovered three fumbles from free safety position . . . brother Willie was Irish wide receiver and both walked on to Irish basketball team in '71-'72 and '72-'73 . . . played in 1974 Hula Bowl . . . fourth-round selection of Minnesota Vikings in '74 NFL draft but opted to play in World Football League with Florida Sharks.

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Mike Townsend
Mike  Townsend

Hometown:
Hamilton, OH

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 183

Position:
Defensive Back

Years Played:
1971-1973

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