Featured Stories

Other Pamplin Media Group sites

Local Weather

Mostly Cloudy



Mostly Cloudy

Humidity: 42%

Wind: 6 mph

  • 30 Mar 2015

    Rain 67°F 47°F

  • 31 Mar 2015

    Rain 54°F 40°F

Happy birthday

Jan. 25, 1957

Jeff Gossett

(age 57)

Gossett, born in Charleston, Ill., was one of the top players on the 1985 Portland Breakers of the United States Football League.JEFF GOSSETT

The former Eastern Illinois punter played in the NFL from 1981-83, then joined the USFL Chicago Blitz for the '84 season. He returned to the NFL in 1985, and punted in the league through 1996.

He was named All-Pro and voted to the Pro Bowl pick in 1991.

His NFL career average was 41.3 yards.