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Tony McGee
Date of birth: (1949-01-18) January 18, 1949 (age 70)
Place of birth: Battle Creek, Michigan
Career information
Position(s): Defensive end
College: Bishop College
NFL Draft: 1971 / Round: 3 / Pick: 64
Organizations
 As player:
1971-1973
1974-1981
1982-1984
Chicago Bears
New England Patriots
Washington Redskins
Playing stats at NFL.com

Anthony Eugene McGee (born January 18, 1949 in Battle Creek, Michigan) is a former professional American football player who played fourteen seasons in the National Football League. He played in two Super Bowls for the Washington Redskins. After being dismissed from the University of Wyoming football team as part of the Black 14 in 1969, McGee continued his college football career at Bishop College and was drafted in the third round of the 1971 NFL Draft.

College careerEdit

Tony McGee began his career at the University of Wyoming. In 1969, the team was off to a 4-0 start and was ranked #10 in the nation. In the game against the BYU Cougars, Tony and 13 other players asked coach Lloyd Eaton if they could wear the armbands in the game, to which the coaches initial reaction was a simple "no", because it would violate team rules by standing up for any demonstration. The players kept on trying to convince the coach to let them wear them, but this led to him leading all the players out to the bleachers and kicking all of them off the team. After this, Wyoming was not the same, they finished the season 6-4,the team failed to post a winning season again until 1976 and did not appear in another bowl game until the 1987 season.[1] Tony then went on to finish his college career out at Bishop College in Dallas, Texas. He was supposed to be a first round pick in the 1971 NFL Draft, however, he fell to the third round because word passed around that he was a trouble maker due to his dismissal from Wyoming and his involvement in the Black 14.


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