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Gerald Tinker
American Track Star and Football Player

Gerald Tinker

Gerald Tinker
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Intro American Track Star and Football Player
Is Runner Athlete Sprinter American football player
From United States of America
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 19 January 1951, Miami, USA
Age 71 years
Star sign Capricorn
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 76 kg
Coral Gables Senior High School
Sports Teams
Atlanta Falcons
Green Bay Packers
Kent State Golden Flashes football
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Gerald Alexander Tinker (born January 19, 1951) is a former track athlete and American football player, winner of gold medal in the 4 x 100 metres relay at the 1972 Summer Olympics.

Early years

Gerald Tinker attended Coral Gables High School in Miami, Florida where he excelled as a football and track athlete. In 1967, Tinker, along with quarterback Craig Curry and Bertram Taylor, was part of an all-black backfield at the previously all-white school. The team was rated the team of the century by the FHSAA.


At the 1972 Summer Olympics, Gerald Tinker ran the third leg in the American 4 x 100 metres relay team, which won a gold medal and equalled the United States' own world record of 38.19. His cousin, Larry Black, also ran a leg in that same relay. Larry Black attended Miami Killian High School where he also was a track star. His school was a football rival of Coral Gables Senior High School that Gerald attended. Despite that, both teamed up to help win Olympic Gold.

NFL career

After the Olympics, Tinker was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the 2nd round (44th overall) of the 1974 NFL Draft as wide receiver. He played for the Falcons (1974–1975) and the Green Bay Packers (1975).

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