13 Facts About Alvin Toles


Alvin Toles was born on March 23,1963 and is a former American football player who played linebacker for the New Orleans Saints in the National Football League from 1985 until 1988, when a knee injury ended his career.


Alvin Toles played college football at the University of Tennessee, initially as a fullback before switching to linebacker his junior year.


Alvin Toles was the Saints' 1st-round pick in the 1985 NFL Draft.


Alvin Toles earned All-State honors, and was named the "All-Middle Georgia Player of the Year" by the Macon Telegraph.


Alvin Toles was ranked among the top 33 recruits in the state of Georgia by the Atlanta Constitution.


Alvin Toles joined the Tennessee Volunteers in 1981, part of a signing class that included Reggie McKenzie, Raleigh McKenzie, Johnnie Jones, Alan Cockrell and Carl Zander.


In spite of never having played defense, Alvin Toles had a breakout season, registering a team-leading 135 tackles, including 8 tackles-for-loss.

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Alvin Toles had 18 tackles against Alabama, 14 tackles against Georgia Tech, and 20 tackles against Ole Miss.


Alvin Toles was expected to have a big year as a senior in 1984, but broke his ankle during the game against Auburn and missed the rest of the season.


Alvin Toles finished his career at Tennessee with 178 tackles, 8 of which were for a loss, to go along with the 355 yards rushing on 93 carries he had amassed while playing fullback.


Alvin Toles was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the first round in the 1985 NFL Draft, one of three Vol linebackers to be drafted that year.


Alvin Toles played 55 games over four seasons for the Saints, much of it on special teams as he competed with Sam Mills and Vaughan Johnson for playing time at linebacker.


Alvin Toles's daughter, Morgan Toles, is a former Seminole basketball standout.