George Koonce, Jr.
Hometown: New Bern, N.C.
Sport: Football (1989-90)
Coach: Bill Lewis
George Koonce, Jr. played two seasons for the Pirate football team (1989 and
1990) after transferring from Chowan College. In 1990, he led the Pirates in tackles for
loss (16) and sacks (7), and started in all 11 games. In his career at East Carolina,
Koonce had 107 tackles, 59 of which were solo tackles, as well as eight career sacks for
62 yards lost and 18 tackles for loss of 99 yards.
He signed with the Green Bay Packers in 1992 after one season with the Ohio Glory
of the World Football League. Koonce spent nine seasons in the NFL, eight of which
were with Green Bay. In 1994, he led the Packers in total (119) and solo (78) stops
and made a season-high 12 tackles on two occasions. For his NFL career, Koonce had
720 tackles, nine sacks, five fumble recoveries, five interceptions, and two touchdowns.