Joe Cain (American football)

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Joe Cain
No. 59
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1965-06-11) June 11, 1965
Place of birth: Los Angeles, California
Career information
College: Oregon Tech
NFL Draft: 1988 / Round: 8 / Pick: 210
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 415
Sacks: 1.0
Interceptions: 3
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Joseph Harrison Cain (born June 11, 1965) is a former American football linebacker who played nine seasons in the National Football League.

Cain graduated in 1983 from Compton High School in Compton, California. He attended Stanford University on an academic scholarship, and joined the football team as a walk-on. He later transferred to Oregon Institute of Technology, after Greg McMackin, who was the assistant linebackers coach at Stanford, obtained the head coaching position.

Joe Cain is Executive Chef at a cafe on Orcas Island in Washington State.[1] He is a father of three children and grandfather of one.


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