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Tom Myslinski
No. 56, 60, 69, 50, 62, 67, 61
Position:Guard
Personal information
Born: (1968-12-07) December 7, 1968 (age 51)
Rome, New York
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:293 lb (133 kg)
Career information
High school:Rome (NY)
College:Tennessee
NFL Draft:1992 / Round: 4 / Pick: 109
Career history
As player:
* Dallas Cowboys ( 1992)*
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As coach:
* Cleveland Browns ( 2003)
  • Robert Morris ( 2005)
  • Cleveland Browns ( 2007)
  • Memphis ( 2010)
  • North Carolina ( 2011)
  • Jacksonville Jaguars ( 2012–present)
  • Career highlights and awards
    * All-SEC (1991)
    Career NFL statistics
    Games played:60
    Player stats at NFL.com
    Player stats at PFR

    Thomas Joseph Myslinski, Jr. (born December 7, 1968, in Rome, New York) is a professional American football strength and conditioning coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was strength and conditioning coach for the Cleveland Browns until the end of the 2009 season. He is also a former National Football League offensive lineman. He was originally drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the 1992 NFL Draft and played nine seasons in the NFL for seven different teams.

    Early yearsEdit

    Myslinski attended Rome Free Academy, where he played as a center. As a junior, he was a part of an undefeated season and a state championship. He received All-state honors as a senior.

    In track & field, he won the state title in the discus throw and finished third in the shot put competition.

    College careerEdit

    Myslinski accepted a football scholarship from he University of Tennessee. As a redshirt freshman, he was given his first start at right guard in the second game against Duke University. He then suffered an ankle injury which caused him to miss the next 5 games.

    He was a starter at left guard in 37 straight games, dating back to his freshman season, helping the team to a 29-6-2 record, 2 SEC championships and to set a school record for total yards each of his last three years.

    He was a member of the 1991 NCAA Champion track & field team. In 1990, he finished fourth in the shot put in the SEC outdoor meet with a career-best of 59'91/2". In 1991, he placed fifth in the hammer throw in the SEC outdoor meet.

    Professional careerEdit

    Dallas Cowboys (first stint)Edit

    Myslinski was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth round (109th overall) of the 1992 NFL Draft. He got injured on the first day of training camp, which would limit him going forward. He was waived on August 30 and later signed to the practice squad.[1]

    Cleveland BrownsEdit

    On September 9, 1992, he was signed by the Cleveland Browns from the Cowboys practice squad. He was waived on October 10.[2]

    Washington RedskinsEdit

    On October 21, 1992, he was signed to the Washington Redskins' practice squad. He was promoted to the active roster on November 10. He was released on November 28.

    Buffalo BillsEdit

    On April 6, 1993, he was signed by the Buffalo Bills.[3] He was waived on August 30,[4] and re-signed one day later.[5]

    Chicago BearsEdit

    On November 30, 1993, he was signed by the Chicago Bears.[6]

    Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

    Myslinski was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 1995 NFL Expansion Draft from the Chicago Bears roster. He started 9 out of 9 games at right guard.

    Pittsburgh Steelers (first stint)Edit

    On April 24, 1996, he signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers and was waived on August 25.[7] On August 27, he was re-signed and started 6 out of 8 games at right guard.[8] The next year, he started 7 out of 16 games at right guard.

    Indianapolis ColtsEdit

    On February 19, 1998, he was signed by the Indianapolis Colts. He was limited by a rotator cuff surgery to four games and was not to re-signed.

    Dallas Cowboys (second stint)Edit

    On September 23, 1999, he was signed by the Dallas Cowboys.[9] He played in 10 games (2 starts) and was not re-signed.

    Pittsburgh Steelers (second stint)Edit

    On April 7, 2000, he was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers and played in 6 games.[10] He was waived on August 31, 2001.[11]

    Personal lifeEdit

    Myslinski has served as a strength and conditioning coach for football at a professional and collegiate level. He developed the “Tunch Punch Ladder” hand agility pad.

    After the first game of his senior season in high school, he was involved in a car accident, in which he was thrown through a rear door window breaking his right leg and forcing him to have over 100 stitches to his head. Despite these injuries, he was able to pull the two passengers that were in the front seat of the car.

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