Sports Birthdays for October 6 — Tony Dungy and More
Here are some of the people in the sports world celebrating birthdays on October 6:
Profession: Retired NFL Coach / Broadcaster
Best Known For: The first African-American head coach to win a Super Bowl, Tony Dungy coached the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1996 to 2001 and the Indianapolis Colts from 2002 to 2008. He led his Colts’ team past the Chicago Bears to win Super Bowl XLI. He set an NFL record by leading his teams to the playoffs in 10 consecutive seasons. After retiring from coaching in 2009, Dungy became an analyst on NBC’s Football Night in America.
Dennis ‘Oil Can’ Boyd
Profession: Retired MLB Player
Best Known For: A colorful and quotable baseball player of the 1980s, Dennis ‘Oil Can’ Boyd was a starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, Montreal Expos and Texas Rangers from 1982 to 1991. Boyd’s nickname came from his ability to drink beer, often referred to in the American South as ‘oil.’ In 2012, Boyd admitted to frequent use of cocaine during his playing career, including pitching while using the drug.
Profession: MLB Player
Best Known For: Darren Oliver is a relief pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays. Since making his debut in 1993, Oliver has pitched for nine major league teams. He is the first pitcher ever to pitch in interleague play, starting a game for the Texas Rangers against the San Francisco Giants on June 12, 1997.
Profession: Retired WNBA Player
Best Known For: A member of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, Rebecca Lobo played in the WNBA from 1997 to 2003 with the New York Liberty, Houston Comets and Connecticut Sun. She played college basketball at the University of Connecticut, where she was a member of the team that went undefeated while winning the 1995 NCAA title. Lobo won the 1995 Naismith and College Player of the Year Award. She was a member of the US women’s team that won the gold medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.
Profession: NFL Player
Best Known For: Richard Seymour is a defensive tackle for the Oakland Raiders who has been in the NFL since 2001. A seven-time Pro Bowl selection, Seymour played with the New England Patriots from 2001 to 2008, winning Super Bowls XXXVI, XXXVIII and XXXIX while with the team. He was named to the NFL’s 2000s All-Decade Team.