Tuesday, August 10, 2010

1978 Topps #285 Riley Odoms

Today's player may be the greatest tight end in University of Houston History, Riley Odoms. Odoms played at UH from 1969-1971. His biggest competition may be Earl Thomas who played from 1968-1970. No wonder the Cougars were such an offensive force in that era with players like that.

In 1971, he led the team in receptions with 45. He had such a good season that he was named Sporting News All-American.

Riley was selected by the Denver Broncos in the 1st round (#5) of the 1972 NFL Draft. #5 is the 2nd highest a tight end has ever been selected.

Odoms played for the Broncos from 1972 to 1983. He was selected for the Pro Bowl 4 times in his career and was twice named All-Pro.

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