|No. 62, 63, 67|
|Date of birth:November 6, 1937|
|Place of birth: Campbell, Ohio|
|Date of death: December 13, 2010(aged 73)|
|Place of death: Rolling Meadows, Illinois|
|NFL Draft: 1959 / Round: 5 / Pick: 55|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* Green Bay Packers ( 1959– 1960)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|* Honorable-mention All-American (1958)|
|Stats at NFL.com|
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
Andrew Bertram Cvercko (born November 6, 1937 in Campbell, Ohio; died December 3, 2010 in Rolling Meadows, Illinois) was an American football guard in the National Football League who played for the Green Bay Packers, Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins. He played college football at Northwestern University.
As a senior, he was awarded the Big Ten Conference Medal of Honor, which is given annually to a male and female athlete at each of the Big Ten institutions, who demonstrates the greatest proficiency in scholarship and athletics.
In 2000, he was inducted into the Northwestern Athletic Hall of Fame.
Green Bay PackersEdit
Cvercko was selected by the Green Bay Packers in the fifth round (55th overall) of the 1959 NFL Draft, with the intention of playing him at offensive guard. As a rookie, he suffered a knee injury in the season opener against the Chicago Bears and was lost for the year. In 1960, he was a reserve player.
In 1961, he started 10 games at left guard, splitting time with John Houser (4 starts). The next year, he started all 14 games. In the second game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, he was called for a holding penalty that negated a 99-yard touchdown reception (at the time a league record) from Frank Clarke and because it was in the end zone, it was called a safety, which created a nine-point swing in the game and contributed to a 28-30 loss.
After football, he researched nuclear magnetic resonance at Argonne National Laboratories and worked as an electronic engineer at Motorola. On December 3, 2010, he died at his home in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. His brother Jack Cvercko was a football All-American in 1962 and was selected in the 1963 NFL Draft, but a chronic knee injury prevented him from becoming a professional football player.
- ↑ "In Memoriam". NU Sports. http://www.nusports.com/sports/2015/3/18/GEN_2014010125.aspx. Retrieved February 3, 2018.
- ↑ "The Milwaukee Journal - Búsqueda en el archivo de Google Noticias". https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1499&dat=19590131&id=cB8aAAAAIBAJ&sjid=rCUEAAAAIBAJ&pg=6299,4356543&hl=es.
- ↑ "Cvercko Out For Season". The Milwaukee Sentinel. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1368&dat=19590929&id=_WlQAAAAIBAJ&sjid=ExAEAAAAIBAJ&pg=3833,4606793&hl=es. Retrieved February 3, 2018.
- ↑ "Green Bay Trades Cvercko To Dallas". The Milwaukee Journal. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1499&dat=19610905&id=kAcqAAAAIBAJ&sjid=FScEAAAAIBAJ&pg=7407,1660223&hl=es. Retrieved February 3, 2018.
- ↑ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-11-18. https://web.archive.org/web/20151118050229/https://www.dallascowboys.com/news/2012/12/14/star-cowboys-steelers-share-unique-rivaled-history. Retrieved 2015-11-17.
- ↑ "Browns Acquire Two Veterans". The Milwaukee Sentinel. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1368&dat=19630711&id=KvojAAAAIBAJ&sjid=mxAEAAAAIBAJ&pg=4871,870022&hl=es. Retrieved February 3, 2018.
- ↑ "Andrew Cvercko Obituary". Chicago Suburban Daily Herald. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dailyherald/obituary.aspx?n=andrew-bertram-cvercko&pid=147058455. Retrieved February 3, 2018.
- ↑ "Andrew Cvercko Bio". NU Sports. http://nusports.com/sports/2015/3/18/GEN_20140101178.aspx. Retrieved February 3, 2018.