Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Gary Reasons

Gary Reasons


  • Position: Linebacker
  • School: Northwestern State
  • High School: Crowley, TX (Crowley HS)
  • Years: 1980-1983
  • Inducted: 1996
  • Place of Birth: Crowley, TX
  • Date of Birth: Feb 18, 1962
  • Jersey Number: 34
  • Height: 6-4
  • Weight: 235

Member Biography

Gary Reasons came out of Crowley, Texas, to star as a linebacker at Northwestern State University in Louisiana. He was the first player to be named three times to the Division 1-AA All-America team picked by the American Football Coaches Association. Reasons set school records with 172 tackles in a season and 394 tackles in his career. He made 24 tackles in a game against McNeese State. In 1983 the Louisiana Sports Writers Association voted Resasons the No. 1 defensive player in the state. The school retired his jersey, No. 34. Reasons was an honor student and graduated with a degree in business administration. He stood 6-4 in height and weighed 235. Reasons became a starter midway through his freshman season at Northwestern State. He played pro football with the New York Giants 1984-91 and the Cincinnati Bengals 1992. In 1994 he joined ABC-TV as a sidelines reporter and analyst on football broadcasts.