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 status American
Position(s) QB
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight195 lb (88 kg)
College Baylor
High school Angleton (TX)
Career history
As player
19861988 Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1990 Calgary Stampeders*
1990 Houston Oilers*
19911994 Edmonton Eskimos
1994 Shreveport Pirates
*Offseason and/or practice roster member only
Career highlights and awards
Career stats
Comp. / Att.311 / 612
Passing yards4,298
TD-INT 33-28
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.

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Early years

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

College career

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

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

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]

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