Fred Cornwell

Fred Cornwell
No. 85
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1961-08-07) August 7, 1961
Place of birth: Osborne, Kansas
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight: 236 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school: Canyon (CA)
College: University of Southern California
NFL Draft: 1984 / Round: 3 / Pick: 81
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
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Frederick Keith Cornwell (born August 7, 1961) is a former professional American football tight end in the National Football League. He was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the third round of the 1984 NFL Draft. He graduated from the University of Southern California.

Early years

Cornwell attended Canyon High School. He accepted a scholarship to the University of Southern California, where he contributed with his blocking at the tight end position.

He is mostly known for catching a last second touchdown pass from quarterback John Mazur, that gave his team a 28-24 victory over second ranked Oklahoma.[1] Prior to this play, he only had one reception in his college career.

College Statistics

Professional career

Cornwell was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the 3rd round of the 1984 NFL Draft. He didn't have much experience as a receiver, so he struggled executing the offense. He was mainly used for blocking purposes and was the backup to Doug Cosbie.[3] He was released before the start of the 1986 season.[4]


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