RIP John Mackey: September 24, 1941 – July 6, 2011

Pro Football Hall of Famer, John Mackey passed away today at the age of 69.

Mackey played for 10 seasons in the NFL, 9 with the Baltimore Colts and then he finished up his career in San Diego.

Here are some comments from his peers:

John Mackey has inspired me and will continue to inspire our players and define our institution. He will be missed but never forgotten.less than a minute ago via Osfoora for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply


John Mackey is still a leader. As President of the NFLPA he led the fight for fairness with brilliance and ferocious drive.less than a minute ago via Osfoora for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply


John Mackey was one of the great leaders in NFL history, on & off the field. He was a Hall of Fame player who redefined his positionless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply


Here are a look at his career numbers:

Receiving
Year Age Tm Pos No. G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G
1963* 22 BAL TE 88 14 35 726 20.7 7 61 2.5 51.9
1964 23 BAL TE 88 14 22 406 18.5 2 62 1.6 29.0
1965* 24 BAL TE 88 14 40 814 20.4 7 68 2.9 58.1
1966*+ 25 BAL TE 88 14 50 829 16.6 9 89 3.6 59.2
1967*+ 26 BAL TE 88 14 55 686 12.5 3 34 3.9 49.0
1968*+ 27 BAL TE 88 14 45 644 14.3 5 45 3.2 46.0
1969 28 BAL TE 88 14 34 443 13.0 2 52 2.4 31.6
1970 29 BAL TE 88 14 28 435 15.5 3 54 2.0 31.1
1971 30 BAL 88 14 11 143 13.0 0 28 0.8 10.2
1972 31 SDG 89 13 11 110 10.0 0 21 0.8 8.5
Career 139 331 5236 15.8 38 89 2.4 37.7
9 yrs BAL 126 320 5126 16.0 38 89 2.5 40.7
1 yr SDG 13 11 110 10.0 0 21 0.8 8.5
Provided by Pro-Football-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 7/7/2011.
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