Al Cowlings

Inside Biography

An American former professional football player, Al Cowlings had played for the Los Angeles Rams, Buffalo Bills, Houston Oilers, Seattle Seahawks, and even San Francisco 49ers of the NFL. Apart from his playing career, he is also famous for his acting role in the fleeing of close friend O. J. Simpson.

Born in San Francisco, California

Al Cowlings was born on June 16, 1947, in San Francisco, California, under the birth sign of Gemini. He is of American nationality and belongs to a mixed ethnic group. He grew up in the Potrero Hill neighborhood of the city.

Cowlings attended Galileo High School, where he played football. Later, he attended the University of Southern California and earned the distinction of being an All-American defensive tackle after his senior year.

Acting and Sports Career

At the 1970 NFL Draft, Al Cowlings was chosen by Buffalo Bills in the very first round. After the 1972 season, he was a starter in his first three years in Buffalo, but he was traded to Houston. 

While he was a professional American footballer, he was featured in the film role in Bubba Until It Hurts in 1985, starring Bubba Smith, followed by a recurring minor role in the HBO football sitcom 1st & Ten.

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Moreover, he worked as a technical football advisor on the football scenes in the 1991 Tony Scott's film, The Last Boy Scout. Also, he worked as the football coordinator on the set of the 1993 sports drama ‘Rudy’.

Estimated Net Worth of $250 Thousand

The American retired professional football player, Al Cowlings has a net worth of $250 thousand, as of 2020. He earns a ma s sive sum of money and his main source of income is his career as a player. Similarly,  the average salary for a player is $1,792,000 per year, with a median wage of $1,000,000.

His net worth is comparable to other rich athletes like Klay Thompson and Tim Duncan. 

Al Cowlings' Married, Wife, Family, Children, And  Relationship

Al Cowlings married a magazine model, Marion T. LaHood. The duo tied the knot on July 30, 1993, in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Apart from this, there is no further information regarding his personal life. Well, he maintains a low key personality in the public eye and prefers to keep the details of his relationship a secret from the media and public.

Currently, he resides in Hawthorne, California whereas he was residing in Santa Barbara.

Involvement in the O. J. Simpson Case

Al Cowlings and O. J. Simpson were close friends since childhood days. Both of them were in Galileo High School where they played football together. Also in their professional career, they were teammates at the San Francisco 49ers and Buffalo Bills.

While both of them were at the school level, Al Cowlings dated Marguerite Whitley, who later on married Simpson. Just after their marriage, problems between Cowlings and Simpson started but also they managed to stay good friends. Later on, Al Cowlings was also announced as the godfather of Simpson and Whitley’s son, Jason Simpson.

While O. J. Simpson got married to Nicole Brown in 1985, Cowlings served as one of the groomsmen. Simpson and Brown separated in the year 1992 due to some personal issues.

After two years on June 13, 1994, Brown and one of her friend, Ron Goldman, were found dead in Nicole's Los Angeles home. As per the police report, both of them were found dead from stab wounds.

After the incident, O. J. Simpson was suspected as one of the interests in Brown’s murder and was supposed to surrender to police a day after the funeral, however, he didn't. The day after he was found in Cowlings car.

Later on, he was set free after paying a $250,000 bail charge due to the lack of evidence. 

At the time of Simpson’s trial,  Cowlings called a press conference and asked people to call him on a “900 phone number’ just to ask about the murder and trail. At that time, he disclosed something related to the case. Later on, he also admitted that Sydney Brooke Simpson's father abused Brown.

Age, Height and Body Statistics

  • Height: Al Cowlings has a height of 6 feet 5 inches or 196 cm. 
  • Weight: His weight is 250 lbs or 113 kg. 
  • Eyes Color: Brown.
  • Hair Color: Brown.
  • Cowlings is at the age of 72 years, as of 2019

by samriddhi, 12 Jun, 2019

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