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Mike McBath
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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)
Career highlights and awards
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Stats at NFL.com
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Stats at DatabaseFootball.com

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]

FootballEdit

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]

CharityEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. Scheiber, Dave (2003-03-14). "Making his pitch". St. Petersburg Times. http://www.sptimes.com/2003/03/14/Floridian/Making_his_pitch.shtml. Retrieved 2008-03-24.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Gehman, Jim (2004-02-09). "Bills Alumni Spotlight: Mike McBath". buffalobills.com. Archived from the original on 2007-12-01. http://web.archive.org/web/20071201020915/http://www.buffalobills.com/news/AlumniSpotlightMikeMcBath.jsp. Retrieved 2008-03-24.
  3. "List of Inductees Into the Gloucester County Sports Hall Of Fame". Gloucester County Sports Hall Of Fame. http://www.gloucohalloffame.com/Members.htm. Retrieved 2008-03-24.
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