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Redondo Lee "Donnie" Gardner (born February 17, 1968) is a former American football defensive end.[1] He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the seventh round of the 1990 NFL Draft. He played college football at Kentucky.

Donnie Gardner
No. 79, 96
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1968-02-17) February 17, 1968 (age 51)
Louisville, Kentucky
Career information
High school:Louisville (KY) Trinity
NFL Draft:1990 / Round: 7 / Pick: 171
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Gardner has also been a member of the San Antonio Riders, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets and Philadelphia Eagles.

Early yearsEdit

Gardner played high school football at Trinity High School in Louisville, Kentucky.[2]

College careerEdit

Gardner played college football at the University of Kentucky for four seasons before being dismissed from the team his senior year (1989). He had been the only true freshman to letter his first year, and in his final season he was second on the team in sacks with four and eighth on the team with 49 tackles.[2]


Gardner is the brother of former NFL fullback Carwell Gardner.[2]


  1. ^ "NFL All-Time Players". Retrieved August 1, 2010.
  2. ^ a b c "Notable Kentucky African Americans Database". University of Kentucky Libraries. Retrieved August 1, 2010.