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    Mike Townsend

    Hometown:
    Hamilton, OH

    Height / Weight:
    6-3 / 183

    Position:
    Defensive Back

    Years Played:
    1971-1973


    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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