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'The Shark' was a fan favorite

By Ryan Peterson - bio | email

TYLER, TEXAS (KLTV) -   It's not everyday you can try on a Cowboys Super Bowl championship ring.  Cowboys fans in Tyler got the chance on Saturday. Two time Super Bowl champ Kenny Gant was signing autographs at The Signature Gallery.

A 9th round pick by Dallas, Gant became a Cowboys fan favorite in the early 90's.  He was given the nickname 'The Shark.'  After every big tackle, Gant did a shark dance. 

"I was a dancer at the time," said Gant.  "I was a partier at the time. So it was fun while it lasted. The fans loved it and that's what football is all about, winning and catering to the fans."

Gant now lives in Tampa, Florida where he is starting missionary work.

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