Tuesday, October 12, 1999
The 14-year NFL veteran fromStar-Bulletin staff
Waianae returns to Washington,
where he played from
1986 to '94
Waianae's Kurt Gouveia has returned to the Washington Redskins to help bolster the National Football League's worst defense.
The club announced his signing yesterday.
A 14th-year veteran, Gouveia is senior among Hawaii's 11 current NFL players.
Gouveia, 35, was the Redskins' eighth-round draft choice out of Brigham Young University in 1986.
A report in the Washington Post said that Gouveia is likely to become the team's backup middle linebacker behind starter Derek Smith. He is also expected to help on special teams.
Gouveia played under current Hawaii head coach June Jones at San Diego last season. He had been with the Chargers since 1996. But the team did not re-sign him and it looked like he would sit out this season.
In 1998, he had 44 total tackles (32 solo) and started 12 games.
Gouveia played for the Redskins between 1986 and 1994 and was on their Super Bowl championship teams in 1988 and 1992.
In the 37-24 Super Bowl win over the Buffalo Bills in 1992, Gouveia returned an interception 21 yards to set up a score at the start of the second half.
He played the 1995 season for the Philadelphia Eagles.