|Born:||June 29, 1941|
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Cummings was a two-way player for the Stanford Cardinal as a fullback and as a linebacker. He led the Cardinal in tackles in his junior and senior seasons and was named a third team All-American at fullback as a senior. Cummings was inducted into Stanford's Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005.
Cummings was tried out for the New York Giants and was invited to training camp, but was cut before the start of the 1963 season after injuring his shoulder. After being cut he enrolled in the Columbia University School of Social Work and finished his degree in the following offseason. Cummings signed with the New York Jets of the American Football League for the 1964 season after requesting a tryout with the team and became the team's starting linebacker late in the season. Cummings was traded to the Denver Broncos in the offseason and played in all 14 of the team's games in 1965.
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