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12. John Mackey
In the history of professional football, there have been multiple names that have been tagged as someone who “redefined the position”.

John Mackey is one of those guys.

Mackey was a superb athlete whose size and speed set him apart from other Tight Ends in the 1960s.  As good a blocker as he was a receiver, Mackey would become a regular target of Johnny Unitas and would collect 5,126 Yards as a Colt.  Mackey is best known in Baltimore for his 75 Yard catch in Super Bowl V, which swung the momentum of the game in the Colts’ favor.

John Mackey would enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1992.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Tight End
  • Acquired: Drafted in the 2nd Round, 19th Overall in the NFL Draft 12/3/62.
  • Departed: Signed with the San Diego Chargers prior to the 1972 Season.
  • Games Played: 126
  • Notable Statistics: 320 Receptions
    5,126 Rushing Yards
    38 Receiving Touchdowns
    19 Rushing Attempts
    127 Rushing Yards
    9 Kick Returns
    271 Kick Return Yards
    67 Approximate Value
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Super Bowl (V)
    NFL Championship (1968)
    First Team All-Pro (1966, 1967 & 1968)
    Pro Bowl Selection (1963, 1965, 1966, 1967 & 1968)
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