|Born: September 24, 1941 |
New York, New York
|NFL Draft: 1963 / Round: 2 / Pick: 19|
|Stats at NFL.com|
|Career Highlights and Awards|
|Pro Football Hall of Fame|
John Mackey (born September 24, 1941, New York, New York) is a former American Football tight end who played for the Baltimore Colts (1963-1971) and the San Diego Chargers (1972). In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time The tight end ( TE) is a position in American football on the Offensive team. In team Sports the squad number, shirt number, jersey number, sweater number, or uniform number is the Number Events 622 - Prophet Muhammad completes his hegira from Mecca to Medina. Year 1941 ( MCMXLI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (the link will display 1941 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The City of New York In an organised Sports league, a season is the portion of one Year in which regulated Games of the sport are in session The 1963 NFL season was the 44th Regular season of the National Football League. The 1972 NFL season was the 53rd Regular season of the National Football League. The NFL Draft is an annual Sports draft in which NFL teams select newly-eligible players for their rosters The 1963 National Football League Draft was held on December 4 1962 This is a List of Athletic Conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA Syracuse University (SU is a private research university located in Syracuse, New York. Baltimore Colts can refer to Baltimore Colts (1947–50, a franchise founded in 1947 and disbanded in 1950 Baltimore Colts (1953-83 The 1963 NFL season was the 44th Regular season of the National Football League. The 1971 NFL season was the 52nd Regular season of the National Football League. The San Diego Chargers are a professional American football team based in San Diego California. The 1972 NFL season was the 53rd Regular season of the National Football League. In American football, a reception is part of a play in which a Forward pass from behind the line of scrimmage is received (caught by a player in bounds A touchdown is the primary method of scoring in American and Canadian football. In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the All-star game of the National Football League (NFL All-Pro is a term mostly used in the NFL for the best players of each position during that season The NFL 1960s All-Decade Team is a list of all NFL players who have had outstanding performances throughout the 1960s and have been compiled in a fantasy group Events 622 - Prophet Muhammad completes his hegira from Mecca to Medina. Year 1941 ( MCMXLI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (the link will display 1941 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The City of New York American football, known in the United States and Canada simply as football, is a competitive Team sport known for mixing strategy with The tight end ( TE) is a position in American football on the Offensive team. The Indianapolis Colts are a professional football team based in Indianapolis Indiana. The San Diego Chargers are a professional American football team based in San Diego California. He starred collegiately at Syracuse University. Syracuse University (SU is a private research university located in Syracuse, New York.
In 1963, Mackey joined Colts and by 1966, had revolutionized the position of tight end in the NFL. The 1963 NFL season was the 44th Regular season of the National Football League. The 1966 NFL season was the 47th Regular season of the National Football League, and the season after which was played Super Bowl I, though it was That season, of the nine touchdowns he compiled, six were scores of more than 50 yards, and he served as one of Johnny Unitas' primary receivers. John Constantine "Johnny" Unitas ( May 7, 1933 &ndash September 11, 2002) nicknamed The Golden Arm and often called Twice Mackey compiled season averages of more than 20 yards a catch, and his 10-year career average of 15. 8 is considered remarkable for a tight end.
In Super Bowl V played January 17, 1971, Mackey was a principal in one the most famous plays in NFL championship history, catching a pass from quarterback Johnny Unitas after the ball first bounced off the hands of receiver Eddie Hinton and then grazed the fingertips of Cowboys All-Pro defensive back Mel Renfro. Super Bowl V was an American football game played on January 17, 1971 at the Orange Bowl in Miami Florida to decide the National Events 38 BC - Octavian marries Livia Drusilla. 1287 - King Alfonso III of Aragon invades Minorca Year 1971 ( MCMLXXI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. John Constantine "Johnny" Unitas ( May 7, 1933 &ndash September 11, 2002) nicknamed The Golden Arm and often called For the football player of the same name see Eddie Hinton (football player. Melvin Lacy "Mel" Renfro (born December 30, 1941 in Houston Texas) is a former American football Cornerback and safety The ball caromed further downfield into the waiting arms of Mackey, who ran untouched for a (then) Super Bowl-record 75-yard touchdown reception. The Colts won the game, 16-13, on Jim O'Brien's 32-yard field goal on the final scrimmage play.
In 1992, Mackey became the second pure tight end to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the Hall of fame of the National Football League (NFL Mike Ditka of the Bears had been the first one four years earlier. Michael Keller Ditka Jr (born October 18, 1939, in Carnegie Pennsylvania) also known as Iron Mike Ditka or Da Coach, is a former It has been speculated that Mackey's actions as a high-ranking member of the players' union may have led to the delay in his election. In 1999, he was ranked number 48 on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Football Players, the highest-ranking tight end. Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) Sporting News (previously The Sporting News, and known colloquially as TSN) is an American -based Sports
In 2000, the Nassau County Sports Commission created the John Mackey Award which annually honors the top division 1-A collegiate Tight End. 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. Mission The Nassau County Sports Commission is a Non-profit, 501(c(3 organization created to enhance the quality of life of Nassau County The John Mackey Award is presented annually to College football 's top Tight end. He was inducted into the Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame that same year. The Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame[http //wwwnassausportsorg/awdsdinner/halloffame
On September 15, 2007, Syracuse University retired #88 in Mackey's honor. Syracuse University (SU is a private research university located in Syracuse, New York.
Mackey suffers from frontotemporal dementia, which makes him particularly protective of personal possessions and suspicious of anyone who tries to control his actions. Frontotemporal dementia (FTD is a clinical Syndrome caused by degeneration of the Frontal lobe of the Brain and may extend back to the Temporal lobe This led to a highly publicized incident in 2005, when airport security screeners asked Mackey to remove one of his rings and he flew into a rage. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Mackey was handcuffed, detained and later hospitalized as a result of the incident. During the 2006 NFL season, Mackey was reported by family members to be confused and angered when seeing Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Marvin Harrison, who wears the same #88 jersey that Mackey used to wear. The 2006 season of the National Football League (NFL was the 87th one played by the major professional American football league in the United The Indianapolis Colts are a professional American football team based in Indianapolis Indiana. Marvin Daniel Harrison (born August 25, 1972, in Philadelphia Pennsylvania) is an American football Wide receiver who currently plays