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Kurt Keola Gouveia (born September 14, 1964) is a former professional American football linebacker who played 13 seasons in the National Football League and one season in the XFL. During his career, he played for the Washington Redskins (1986–1994; 1999), the Philadelphia Eagles (1995), and the San Diego Chargers (1996–1998). In 2001, he also played for the Las Vegas Outlaws in the now-defunct XFL.

Kurt Gouveia
No. 54, 56
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1964-09-14) September 14, 1964 (age 53)
Honolulu, Hawaii
Career information
High school: Waianae (HI)
College: BYU
NFL Draft: 1986 / Round: 8 / Pick: 213
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 837
Sacks: 5.0
INTs: 12
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Gouveia played college football for Brigham Young University and was a member of their 1984 National Championship team.

Gouveia was also a member of the Hawaii State Football Championship Team, Wai'anae High School, 1980, making him a member of a championship team at all levels....High School, College and The NFL.

He was selected by the Redskins in the eighth round of the 1986 NFL Draft. Gouveia sustained a knee injury in training camp as a rookie and did not play during the 1986 NFL season.

In his 13 NFL seasons, Gouveia played in 184 games and his career totals include 73 starts in 151 regular season games, 819 tackles, ten interceptions, eight forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

Gouveia played a majority of his NFL career with the Redskins and was a member of both their 1987 and 1991 Super Bowl Championship teams. During the 1991 postseason, he made an interception in each Redskins' three playoff wins (including one in Super Bowl XXVI). Up to that point, he had only intercepted two passes in his entire career.

After his retirement as a player, Gouveia has coached linebackers at the professional level as the linebackers coach for the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League.

He is currently the linebackers coach and defensive coordinator at Brevard College (NCAA Division III, Brevard, NC)

Gouveia's son Jeron Gouveia-Winslow played football at Virginia Tech and is currently the safeties coach and co-special teams coordinator at Brevard College.

Gouveia is of Portuguese and Hawaiian descent. Kurt is married to Julie Anne Gouveia They have a 20 year old son Dalton Olamana Gouveia who currently plays LB for The University Of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors Football Team, Dalton attended Charlotte Christian high school in Charlotte NC class of 2015

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