Tom Muecke

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Tom Muecke
Born:(1963-08-20)August 20, 1963
Waco, Texas
Died:April 23, 2016(2016-04-23) (aged 52)
Friendswood, Texas
Career information
CFL statusInternational
Position(s)QB
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight195 lb (88 kg)
CollegeBaylor
High schoolAngleton (TX)
Career history
As player
19861988Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1990Calgary Stampeders*
1990Houston Oilers*
19911994Edmonton Eskimos
1994Shreveport Pirates
*Offseason and/or practice roster member only
Career highlights and awards
Career stats
Comp. / Att.311 / 612
Passing yards4,298
TD-INT33-28
Rushing TDs2

Thomas Warren Muecke, Jr. (pronounced Mickey) (August 20, 1963 – April 23, 2016) was an American football quarterback who played seven seasons in the Canadian Football League (CFL) with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Edmonton Eskimos and Shreveport Pirates.[1] He played college football at Baylor University and attended Angleton High School in Angleton, Texas.[2] He was also a member of the Houston Oilers and Calgary Stampeders.

Early years[edit]

Muecke played high school football at Angleton High School. He led the team to a 10-0 season.[3]

College career[edit]

Muecke played for the Baylor Bears from 1982 to 1985.[4] He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.[5] He was inducted into the Baylor Athletic Hall of Fame in 2015.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Muecke signed with the CFL's Winnipeg Blue Bombers in August 1986 and played for the team from 1986 to 1988.[6] He was signed by the Calgary Stampeders of the CFL in 1990 but retired before the start of the 1990 CFL season.[7] He then began selling insurance in Waco, Texas.[7][8] Muecke came out of retirement for a tryout with the Houston Oilers of the National Football League in June 1990 and signed with the team in July 1990.[9][10] He was later signed to the Oilers' practice squad in October 1990.[11] He was released by the Oilers in August 1991.[12] Muecke was signed by the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL in September 1991. He was released by the Eskimos in June 1994.[6] He signed with the CFL's Shreveport Pirates in July 1994. Muecke was released by the Pirates in August 1994.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Muecke graduated with a Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry after his football career. He spent time working as an optometrist.[5]

He died of a heart attack on April 23, 2016.[13][14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ESKIMOS MOURN THE PASSING OF TOM MUECKE". esks.com. April 27, 2016. Archived from the original on April 30, 2016. Retrieved April 30, 2016.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  2. ^ "Individual Leaders, Year-By-Year, 1980-99". texashighschoolfootballhistory.com. Retrieved November 29, 2014.
  3. ^ "Thomas Warren Muecke, Jr.,". jeterfuneralhome.com. Archived from the original on April 28, 2016. Retrieved April 28, 2016.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  4. ^ a b Hill, Jerry (September 4, 2015). "Baylor Hall of Fame Profile: Tom Muecke". baylorbears.com. Archived from the original on April 23, 2016. Retrieved April 23, 2016.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  5. ^ a b "Thomas W. Muecke, O.D." berkeleyeye.com. Archived from the original on April 24, 2016. Retrieved April 24, 2016.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  6. ^ a b c "Tom Muecke". cflapedia.com. Retrieved November 29, 2014.
  7. ^ a b "Tom Muecke". The Galveston Daily News. Associated Press. July 31, 1991. p. 17. Archived from the original on April 30, 2016. Retrieved April 30, 2016.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  8. ^ Jacobs, Homer (July 27, 1991). "It's hard not to root for Muecke". The Galveston Daily News. p. 15. Archived from the original on April 30, 2016. Retrieved April 30, 2016.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  9. ^ "Telephone call signals potential Oiler's dream". Del Rio News Herald. Associated Press. July 15, 1991. p. 7. Archived from the original on April 30, 2016. Retrieved April 30, 2016.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  10. ^ "FOOTBALL". Indiana Gazette. July 3, 1990. p. 14. Archived from the original on April 30, 2016. Retrieved April 30, 2016.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  11. ^ "Football". The Baltimore Sun. October 26, 1990. Archived from the original on April 30, 2016. Retrieved April 30, 2016.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  12. ^ "TRANSACTIONS". The New York Times. August 20, 1991. Archived from the original on April 30, 2016. Retrieved April 30, 2016.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  13. ^ "Ex-Baylor quarterback Tom Muecke dies". wacotrib.com. April 26, 2016. Retrieved April 26, 2016.
  14. ^ "Ex-Baylor star QB Tom Muecke dead at 52". Associated Press. sports.yahoo.com. April 26, 2016. Archived from the original on April 30, 2016. Retrieved April 30, 2016.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)

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