Former NFL linebacker for 15 seasons, from 1969 until 1983, during which time he played for the Colts, the Packers, and the Raiders.
He was a two-time All-American at the University of Miami where he earned the nickname, The Stork.
He won one Super Bowl with the Baltimore Colts and three with the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders; he was selected to the Pro Bowl eight times.
His mother gave birth to him in Guatemala where his father was employed.
He was traded by the Green Bay Packers to the Raiders at the behest of controversial Raiders owner Al Davis.