Rich McGeorge

Richard Eugene McGeorge (born September 14, 1948 in Roanoke, Virginia) is a former professional American football player who played tight end for nine seasons for the Green Bay Packers in the National Football League.

Rich McGeorge
No. 81
Position:Tight End
Personal information
Born:September 14, 1948 (age 70)
Roanoke, Virginia
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school:Roanoke (VA) Jefferson
College:Elon
NFL Draft:1970 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Receptions:175
Receiving yards:2,370
Receiving TDs:13

Playing career

After graduating from Jefferson High School in Roanoke, Virginia, McGeorge enrolled and played football at Elon College (now Elon University).[1] He was the first tight end selected in the 1970 NFL Draft. Other tight ends who would also go on to play in the NFL who were drafted after McGeorge in 1970 include Raymond Chester, Rich Caster and Stu Voigt.[2] While he did not start in any of the 14 games he played in his rookie season, he would go on to start 101 games for the Packers. He was the Packers' starting tight end in every 1971 game and in all Packers games between 1973 and 1978 but one. He caught 175 passes for 2,370 yards in his NFL career.[3] McGeorge had also started the first two games in 1972, but was lost for the season to a knee injury in the second regular season game, against the Oakland Raiders. He was therefore unavailable to play for the Packers in their playoff loss against the Washington Redskins--the only time the Packers made the playoffs in McGeorge's years there.[4] McGeorge bounced back the next season, and was named the Packers' offensive player of the year in 1973.[1]

Personal life

McGeorge received his BA degree in Health and Physical Education from Elon in 1971. He and his wife Bonnie have two sons, Randy and Jason.[5]

Post-playing career

McGeorge spent most of his post-NFL career as an assistant football coach and offensive coordinator. He was an assistant coach in three different pro football leagues: the NFL (with the Miami Dolphins), the USFL (with the Tampa Bay Bandits[5] and the XFL, where he was the offensive coordinator for the Memphis Maniax in the XFL's only season, 2001.[6] He worked under Steve Spurrier at both Duke University and the University of Florida, and was his offensive coordinator with the Bandits. In addition, he worked as an assistant coach at North Carolina Central University and Shaw University, until having to leave his post at Shaw due to liver problems. He received a liver transplant in 2012. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2012 for his college football career at Elon University.[7]

References

  1. ^ a b Doug Doughty, "Hometown hero McGeorge gets a second chance", The Roanoke Times, December 17, 2012. http://ww2.roanoke.com/sports/college/wb/318020/ . Retrieved February 14, 2015.
  2. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. "1970 NFL Draft". https://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/1970/draft.htm . Retrieved February 14, 2015.
  3. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. "Rich McGeorge". https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/M/McGeRi00.htm . Retrieved February 14, 2015.
  4. ^ Pete Dougherty, "Pete Dougherty column: Injuries hurt, but few players are irreplaceable", Green Bay Press-Gazette, December 4, 2009.
  5. ^ a b Duke Sports Information, "Rich McGeorge Added To Blue Devil Football Staff", January 12, 2002. Available online: http://www.goduke.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=142508 . Retrieved February 15, 2015.
  6. ^ Orlando Sentinel, "Memphis Maniax", February 2, 2001. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2001-02-02/features/0102010052_1_alvin-harper-rashaan-salaam-potts . Retrieved February 14, 2015.
  7. ^ J. P. Giglio, "Elon great Rich McGeorge finally honored", News and Observer, June 11, 2012. http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/06/11/2129918/health-honors-for-rich-mcgeorge.html . Retrieved February 14, 2015.
1970 Green Bay Packers season

The 1970 Green Bay Packers season was their 52nd season overall and their 50th season in the National Football League. The club posted a 6–8 record earning them a third consecutive third-place finish in the four-team NFC Central division. It was the third and final season for Phil Bengtson as head coach; he resigned shortly after the season ended.

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.

1972 Green Bay Packers season

The 1972 Green Bay Packers season was their 54th season overall and their 52nd season in the National Football League. The club posted a 10–4 record under second-year head coach Dan Devine, earning them the NFC Central division title. The Packers returned to the playoffs after a four-year drought; their most recent division title was in 1967, completing that postseason with a decisive win in Super Bowl II in January 1968.

In 1972, Green Bay entered the penultimate regular season game at Minnesota on December 10 with an 8–4 record. The Vikings (7–5) had won the season's earlier game at Lambeau Field in Green Bay by breaking a fourth quarter tie with two interceptions for touchdowns. This time, the Packers overcame a 7–0 halftime deficit at Metropolitan Stadium with 23 unanswered points to clinch the division title. Running back John Brockington became the first in NFL history to rush for 1,000 yards in each of his first two seasons, and did it again the following season.

Placekicker Chester Marcol established an NFL rookie record for field goals in a season (since broken). It was the fifteenth and final season of hall of fame linebacker Ray Nitschke.

The Packers' next division title came 23 years later, in 1995.

1973 Green Bay Packers season

The 1973 Green Bay Packers season was their 55th season overall and their 53rd season in the National Football League. The defending division champions posted a 5–7–2 record under third-year head coach Dan Devine, earning them a third-place finish in the NFC Central division.

1974 Green Bay Packers season

The 1974 Green Bay Packers season was their 56th season overall and their 54th season in the National Football League. The club posted a 6–8 record under fourth-year head coach Dan Devine, a consecutive third-place finish in the NFC Central division. The Packers lost their last three games, all to non-playoff teams.

With a year remaining on his five-year contract, Devine resigned a day after the last game of the regular season and returned to college football at Notre Dame, following the sudden retirement of Ara Parseghian. Devine was succeeded as head coach at Green Bay by hall of fame quarterback Bart Starr, hired on Christmas Eve.

1975 Green Bay Packers season

The 1975 Green Bay Packers season was their 57th season overall and their 55th season in the National Football League. The club posted a 4–10 record under new coach Bart Starr, earning them a fourth-place finish in the NFC Central division. The Packers got off to an 0-4 start, but finally beat the Cowboys in Dallas for Bart Starr's first coaching win. After a 1-8 start, the Packers would end the season on a positive note winning three of their final five games to finish with a 4-10 record.

1976 Green Bay Packers season

The 1976 Green Bay Packers season was their 58th season overall and their 56th season in the National Football League. The club posted a 5–9 record under coach Bart Starr, earning them a fourth-place finish in the NFC Central division. The Packers struggled, and finished in last place in the NFC Central with a 5-9 record, as the Quarterback position began to resemble a revolving door, as Lynn Dickey became the latest young Quarterback to struggle with Interceptions.

1977 Green Bay Packers season

The 1977 Green Bay Packers season was their 59th season overall and their 57th season in the National Football League. The club posted a 4–10 record under coach Bart Starr, earning them a fourth-place finish in the NFC Central division. The Packers struggled with injuries and continued to be among the worst teams in the NFL posting a horrendous 4-10 record, during the season Quarterbacks Lynn Dickey and David Whitehurst combined to throw 21 Interceptions while just connecting on six Touchdown Passes. they only scored 134 points. 2nd worst

In the league (103 by the 2-12 buccaneers)

1978 Green Bay Packers season

The 1978 Green Bay Packers season was their 60th season overall and their 58th season in the National Football League. The club posted an 8–7–1 record under coach Bart Starr, earning them a second-place finish in the NFC Central division. This marked the first season the Packers were above .500 since 1972. The Packers got off to a 6-1 start. However, most of the wins came against weaker teams, and once the scheduled toughened up the Packers struggled winning only one and tying one of their next six games. After a big win in Tampa Bay over the Buccaneers, the 8-5-1 Packers still had a shot at a NFC Central Title. However, the team would lose both of their final games, closing out with a 31-14 loss to the Los Angeles Rams and at 8-7-1 finished in a first place tie . The Packers lost the tie breaker to the Minnesota Vikings, by tying (10 - 10 ) and losing to the Vikings ( 7 - 21) and missed the playoffs.

1993 Miami Dolphins season

The 1993 Miami Dolphins season was the franchise's 28th season in the National Football League.

The season was marked by Don Shula passing George Halas's record for most wins, against the Philadelphia Eagles. Also, during the Week 5 game against Cleveland, quarterback Dan Marino ruptured his Achilles' tendon and was lost for the remainder of the season. Quarterback Scott Mitchell filled in for Marino, and was Player of the Month for October 1993. Mitchell, too, became injured, leaving the then 9–2 team in the hands of Doug Pederson and NFL veteran Steve DeBerg.

Rookie running back Terry Kirby led the team with 75 pass receptions, and free-agent acquisition Irving Fryar caught 64 passes for 1,010 yards.The Dolphins had a record of 9–2 on Thanksgiving Day, but lost their final five games of the season, missing the playoffs altogether. As for the 2018 NFL season the 1993 Miami Dolphins are only team to reach 9-2 and did not reach the playoffs.

1994 Miami Dolphins season

The 1994 Miami Dolphins season was the franchise's 29th season in the National Football League. On March 23, the NFL approved the transfer of majority interest in the club from the Robbie family to Wayne Huizenga.

2000 Green Bay Packers season

The 2000 Green Bay Packers season was their 82nd season overall and their 80th in the National Football League. It was the first season for which Mike Sherman was the head coach of the team. Sherman was the thirteenth head coach in franchise history. The Packers finished 9–7, failing to qualify for the playoffs. The Packers total offense ranked 15th in the league, and their total defense ranked 15th in the league.

Elon Phoenix football

The Elon Phoenix football program is the intercollegiate American football team for the Elon University located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. The school which first fielded a football team in 1909, competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). After 11 seasons in the Southern Conference, Elon joined the Colonial Athletic Association for all sports, including football, in 2014. The Phoenix play their home games at the 13,100 seat Rhodes Stadium.

Elon University

Elon University is a private liberal arts university in Elon, North Carolina. Elon University includes Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences and four schools: the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business, the School of Communications, the School of Education, the School of Health Sciences, and the School of Law, located on a satellite campus in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina. Elon offers a wide variety of degrees including Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Master of Arts in Interactive Media, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Management, Master of Education, Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies and Doctor of Physical Therapy.

List of Elon Phoenix in the NFL Draft

This is a list of Elon Phoenix football players in the NFL Draft.

List of Green Bay Packers first-round draft picks

The Green Bay Packers joined the National Football League (NFL) in 1921, two years after their original founding by Curly Lambeau. They participated in the first ever NFL draft in 1936 and selected Russ Letlow, a guard from the University of San Francisco. The team's most recent first round selection was Jaire Alexander, a cornerback from Louisville in the 2018 NFL Draft. The Packers have selected the number one overall pick in the draft twice, choosing future Hall of Fame halfback Paul Hornung in 1957 and quarterback Randy Duncan in 1959. They have also selected the second overall pick three times and the third overall pick once. The team's eight selections from the University of Minnesota are the most chosen by the Packers from one university.

Every year during April, each NFL franchise seeks to add new players to its roster through a collegiate draft officially known as "the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting" but more commonly known as the NFL Draft. Teams are ranked in inverse order based on the previous season's record, with the worst record picking first, and the second worst picking second and so on. The two exceptions to this order are made for teams that appeared in the previous Super Bowl; the Super Bowl champion always picks 32nd, and the Super Bowl loser always picks 31st. Playoff teams will not pick before a non playoff team when determining the initial draft order. So a division winner with a losing record would have a lower pick after a 10-6 team that didn't make the playoffs. Teams have the option of trading away their picks to other teams for different picks, players, cash, or a combination thereof. Thus, it is not uncommon for a team's actual draft pick to differ from their assigned draft pick, or for a team to have extra or no draft picks in any round due to these trades.

List of Green Bay Packers players

The following is a list of notable past or present players of the Green Bay Packers professional American football team.

McGeorge

McGeorge is both a surname and a given name. McGeorge are a branch of the MacFheorais family which moved from Ireland to Galloway, and which in itself was part of the De Birmingham family.

Notable people with this name include:

Surname:

Alexander Crow McGeorge (1868–1953), New Zealand engineer and businessman

Don W. McGeorge (born 1954), American businessman

Jack McGeorge (1949–2009), American Marine and Secret Service agent

Jerry McGeorge (born 1945), American musician

Lee McGeorge Durrell (born 1949), American naturalist

Missie McGeorge (born 1959), American golfer

Rich McGeorge (born 1948), American footballerGiven name:

McGeorge Bundy (1919–1996), American National Security Advisor

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