Mike McBath
No. 76     
Defensive lineman
Personal information
Date of birth: (1946-05-29) May 29, 1946 (age 73)
Career information
College: Penn State
NFL Draft: 1968 / Round: 5 / Pick: 119
Debuted in 1968 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 1973 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
* Buffalo Bills ( 1968- 1972)
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Michael Strickler McBath (born May 29, 1946 in Woodbury, New Jersey) is an American businessman, former professional American football player, and part-owner of the Orlando Predators of the Arena Football League. He is a former president of the NFL Retired Players Association.[1]

McBath is currently a senior vice president with Union Bank of Switzerland (formerly Paine Webber).

AFL ownershipEdit

In 1991, McBath co-founded the Orlando Predators, one of the Arena Football League's most successful franchises. McBath and his partners sold the team in 1997, but he returned as a part-owner in 2004.[2]


McBath played five seasons (1968–1972) in the National Football League with the Buffalo Bills. McBath was released mid-way through the 1972 after suffering a sciatic nerve injury. He signed briefly with the Washington Redskins before moving to World Football League to play a season with the Florida Blazers.[2]

McBath was a two-way player at Penn State, playing offensive and defensive line. He was inducted into the Gloucester County Sports Hall of Fame in 1992 for his accomplishments while at Woodbury Junior-Senior High School in Woodbury, New Jersey.[3]


McBath is involved with Orlando-based "The City of Legends," an organization which provides benefits and services for retired professional athletes in exchange for participation in local charity events.

External linksEdit


  1. Scheiber, Dave (2003-03-14). "Making his pitch". St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved 2008-03-24.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Gehman, Jim (2004-02-09). "Bills Alumni Spotlight: Mike McBath". Archived from the original on 2007-12-01. Retrieved 2008-03-24.
  3. "List of Inductees Into the Gloucester County Sports Hall Of Fame". Gloucester County Sports Hall Of Fame. Retrieved 2008-03-24.
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