Gifford Nielsen Resigns

HOUSTON (AP) - Former Houston Oilers quarterback Gifford Nielsen is resigning after almost 25 years as sports director and anchor at Houston television station KHOU.

The 54-year-old sportscaster announced his plans Monday and said his appearances on Tuesday's 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. will be his last.

The move comes after the Belo Corp.-owned station laid off its two sports producers. Nielsen says he plans to spend more time with his outside business interests, his annual charity golf tournament. He's also president of a regional group of congregations in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Nielsen was the Oilers' backup quarterback for six years after he was taken from Brigham Young in the third round of the 1978 NFL Draft.

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