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Tom Muecke
Personal information
Date of birth: (1963-08-20)August 20, 1963
Place of birth: Waco, Texas
Date of death: April 23, 2016(2016-04-23) (aged 52)
Place of death: Friendswood, Texas
Career information
College: Baylor
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Comp. / Att.     311 / 612
Passing yards     4,298
TD-INT     33-28
Rushing TDs     2

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.

Early yearsEdit

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

College careerEdit

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 careerEdit

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 lifeEdit

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]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "ESKIMOS MOURN THE PASSING OF TOM MUECKE". esks.com. April 27, 2016. Archived from the original on April 30, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20160430193521/http://www.esks.com/2016/04/27/eskimos-mourn-the-passing-of-tom-muecke/. Retrieved April 30, 2016.
  2. "Individual Leaders, Year-By-Year, 1980-99". texashighschoolfootballhistory.com. http://texashighschoolfootballhistory.com/individual_stats.html. Retrieved November 29, 2014.
  3. "Thomas Warren Muecke, Jr.,". jeterfuneralhome.com. Archived from the original on April 28, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20160428143952/http://www.jeterfuneralhome.com/current_services.php. Retrieved April 28, 2016.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Hill, Jerry (September 4, 2015). "Baylor Hall of Fame Profile: Tom Muecke". baylorbears.com. Archived from the original on April 23, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20160423191657/http://www.baylorbears.com/genrel/090415aaa.html. Retrieved April 23, 2016.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Thomas W. Muecke, O.D.". berkeleyeye.com. Archived from the original on April 24, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20160424150549/http://www.berkeleyeye.com/our-doctors/dr-thomas-muecke/. Retrieved April 24, 2016.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "Tom Muecke". cflapedia.com. http://www.cflapedia.com/Players/m/muecke_tom.htm. Retrieved November 29, 2014.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Tom Muecke". The Galveston Daily News. Associated Press: pp. 17. July 31, 1991. Archived from the original on April 30, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20160430195548/https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/17037681/. Retrieved April 30, 2016.
  8. Jacobs, Homer (July 27, 1991). "It's hard not to root for Muecke". The Galveston Daily News: pp. 15. Archived from the original on April 30, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20160430195826/https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/17035440/. Retrieved April 30, 2016.
  9. "Telephone call signals potential Oiler's dream". Del Rio News Herald. Associated Press: pp. 7. July 15, 1991. Archived from the original on April 30, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20160430192957/https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/14594661/. Retrieved April 30, 2016.
  10. "FOOTBALL". Indiana Gazette: pp. 14. July 3, 1990. Archived from the original on April 30, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20160430193223/https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/17174665/. Retrieved April 30, 2016.
  11. "Football". The Baltimore Sun. October 26, 1990. Archived from the original on April 30, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20160430192417/http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1990-10-26/sports/1990299081_1_filed-for-free-baltimore-orioles-arbitration. Retrieved April 30, 2016.
  12. "TRANSACTIONS". The New York Times. August 20, 1991. Archived from the original on April 30, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20160430193756/http://www.nytimes.com/1991/08/20/sports/transactions-893091.html. Retrieved April 30, 2016.
  13. "Ex-Baylor quarterback Tom Muecke dies". wacotrib.com. April 26, 2016. https://www.webcitation.org/mainframe.php. Retrieved April 26, 2016.
  14. "Ex-Baylor star QB Tom Muecke dead at 52". Associated Press. sports.yahoo.com. April 26, 2016. Archived from the original on April 30, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20160430192119/http://sports.yahoo.com/news/ex-baylor-star-qb-tom-muecke-dead-52-212030570--spt.html. Retrieved April 30, 2016.

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