Mike McCoy (defensive tackle)

Michael Patrick McCoy (born September 6, 1948) is a former American football player. He played in the National Football League (NFL) for the Green Bay Packers, the Oakland Raiders, the New York Giants, and the Detroit Lions.[1]

Mike McCoy
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McCoy (right) and Keith Wortman with the Green Bay Packers in 1976
No. 76, 79, 63, 77
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born:September 6, 1948 (age 70)
Erie, Pennsylvania
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:280 lb (127 kg)
Career information
High school:Erie (PA) Cathedral Prep
College:Notre Dame
NFL Draft:1970 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played:132
Player stats at NFL.com

College career

McCoy is a native of Erie, Pennsylvania and a graduate of Cathedral Preparatory School. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a BA in Economics where he played football and was a Consensus All-American. He was named Lineman of the Year by the Associated Press and was sixth in the Heisman Trophy balloting his senior year.

NFL career

He was the first pick of the Green Bay Packers and second player overall selected in the 1970 NFL Draft. McCoy was named Packers Rookie of the Year in 1970 and led the Packers in quarterback sacks in 1973 and 1976.

He played eleven years in the NFL – seven with Green Bay, two with the Oakland Raiders and two with the New York Giants.


Mike received many awards including the Packers Rookie of the Year, Packers Dodge NFL Man of the Year, Notre Dame Pro Player of the Year, and induction into the Erie, PA Pro Hall of Fame, Cathedral Prep Hall of Fame and the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. Mike is a recipient of the Harvey Foster Humanitarian Award by the University of Notre Dame Alumni Association. Mike was also awarded Bronco Nagurski Legends award which recognize the best of the best of defensive football players in last 40 years.

Civic activities

McCoy was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to the Council on Sports for a Drug Free America and by former Pennsylvania Governor Dick Thornburgh to the Pennsylvania Council for Physical Fitness. McCoy served as the chaplain of the Atlanta Braves and currently serves on several community outreach boards. Mike served on the Board of Directors of YMCA Camp High Harbour, Camp Hope in Georgia, Pro Athletes Outreach and Wisconsin Special Olympics.

Mike McCoy Ministries

Mike now lectures on the importance of good decision-making, fighting drug addiction, and empowering youth. Mike is President of Mike McCoy Ministries. He speaks primarily in Catholic Schools across America and abroad. He has also been a speaker for the National Catholic Educators Convention, Catholic Men’s Rallies, Bill Glass Ministries in prisons and to parents and coaches through the Notre Dame Play Like a Champion program.

Personal life

Mike lives in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida; his wife Kia died in 2012 and he remarried in 2014, and is the father of four children. One of his children played American Football with the Grenoble's Centaures in France.


  1. ^ http://www.jsonline.com/sports/packers/fomer-cornerback-cherished-chance-to-compete-in-nfl-b99674745z1-369752151.html

External links

1970 NFL Draft

The 1970 National Football League draft was held January 27–28, 1970, at the Belmont Plaza Hotel in New York City, New York.

1971 Green Bay Packers season

The 1971 Green Bay Packers season was their 53rd season overall and their 51st season in the National Football League (NFL). The club posted a 4–8–2 record under first-year coach Dan Devine, earning them a fourth-place finish in the NFC Central division.

Green Bay Packers draft history

This page is a list of the Green Bay Packers NFL Draft selections. The Packers have participated in every NFL draft since it began in 1936, in which they made Russ Letlow their first-ever selection.

List of unanimous All-Americans in college football

The College Football All-America Team is an honorific college football all-star team compiled after each NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) season to recognize that season's most outstanding performers at their respective positions. There are several organizations that select their own All-America teams. Since 1924, the NCAA has designated selectors whose teams are used to determine "consensus" and "unanimous" All-Americans. Any player who is named to the first team by at least half the official selectors for a given season is recognized as being a consensus All-American. A player on the first team of every official selector is recognized as being a unanimous All-American. Since 2002, the five selectors designated by the NCAA for this purpose are the Associated Press (AP), the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), Sporting News, and the Walter Camp Football Foundation (WCFF).Unanimous All-Americans are considered "elite, the cream of the crop from any particular season." Many are later inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, and many also go on to have successful professional football careers. From 1924 to 2000, 364 players were unanimous selections at least once. Thus, only a handful of players—if any—each season receive the honor. The first player to do so was Red Grange, star halfback for the Illinois Fighting Illini, who received first-team honors from all six major selectors in 1924.As of the end of 2018 Division I FBS season, Oklahoma has had the most unanimous All-America selections of any school, with 35, followed by Alabama and Notre Dame with 34 each. Eighty-four schools have had at least one unanimous All-America selection. The most recent All-America team, the 2018 team, consisted of eight unanimous selections.

Michael McCoy (disambiguation)

Michael McCoy is an American industrial designer and educator .

Michael or Mike McCoy may also refer to:

Mike McCoy (American football coach) (born 1972), American football coach

Mike McCoy (baseball) (born 1981), American baseball player

Mike McCoy (cornerback) (1953–2016), American football defensive back

Mike McCoy (defensive tackle) (born 1948), former American football defensive lineman

Mike McCoy (businessman), oil and gas businessman

Mike McCoy (motorcyclist), stunt rider and competitor in the Baja 1000

Mike McCoy, member of The Brothers Four

Michael McCoy (Big Brother)

Mike McCoy (golfer) (born 1962), American golfer

Mike McCoy (filmmaker) (born 1969), American film director

Michael N.W. McCoy, United States Air Force colonel, after whom McCoy Air Force Base was named


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