John Mackey

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Birthday
24, 1941
Birthplace
Queens, NY
Death Date
Jul 6, 2011 (69)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
24, 1941
Birthplace
Queens, NY
Death Date
Jul 6, 2011 (69)

About

NFL Hall of Fame tight end who spent most of his career playing for the Baltimore Colts, 1963 to 1971; he died in 2011 of frontotemporal dementia.

Before Fame

He played college football at Syracuse University before joining the Baltimore Colts in 1963.

Trivia

He revolutionized the tight-end position, putting up unprecedented numbers for average yards per catch.

Family Life

He was married to Sylvia Mackey, who survived him after his death.

Associated With

He caught a 75-yard pass from Johnny Unitas in Super Bowl V, propelling the Colts to victory over the Dallas Cowboys, 16-13.