Warren Capone was widely known as a hard hitting linebacker during his playing days at LSU. He was recognized as an All-American during his junior and senior years. However, The NFL didn’t draft Capone following his playing days, but when given the opportunity to sign with the WFL Capone did so. He signed with the Birmingham Americans in 1974 and Capone used the opportunity to earn the starting middle linebacker job. He was not only the hard-hitting heart of the defense he was also one of the leaders, both on and off the field. Following the Ams World Bowl winning season, Capone returned to the field for the Vulcans in 1975, resuming his intimidating ways at the heart of the defense. When the WFL abruptly folded, Capone went on to play for the Dallas Cowboys, blocking a punt in Super Bowl X. Following his time with the Cowboys, Capone had stints with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New Orleans Saints before retiring from football.
Capone was always a rock solid presence on the defensive side of the ball as well as fan favorite.