|Representing the United States|
|4x100 m relay|
Gerald Tinker attended Coral Gables High School in Miami, Florida where he excelled as a football and track athlete. In 1967, Tinker, along with quarterback Craig Curry and Bertram Taylor, was part of an all-black backfield at the previously all-white school. The team was rated the team of the century by the FHSAA.
At the 1972 Summer Olympics, Gerald Tinker ran the third leg in the American 4 x 100 metres relay team, which won a gold medal and equalled the United States' own world record of 38.19. His cousin, Larry Black, also ran a leg in that same relay. Larry Black attended Miami Killian High School where he also was a track star. His school was a football rival of Coral Gables Senior High School that Gerald attended. Despite that, both teamed up to help win Olympic Gold.
|No. 81, 82|
|Born:||January 19, 1951|
|High school:||Coral Gables Senior|
(Coral Gables, Florida)
|NFL Draft:||1974 / Round: 2 / Pick: 44|
|Career NFL statistics|
After the Olympics, Tinker was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the 2nd round (44th overall) of the 1974 NFL Draft as wide receiver. He played for the Falcons (1974-1975) and the Green Bay Packers (1975).
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