Carl Mauck: Retired players are not going away!

At the NFL Alumni Association press conference yesterday, George Martin addressed the media and gave an overview of his first year at the helm.  He outlined some of the important programs and initiatives that he and the Board of Directors will be working on in the coming year.  Mr. Martin announced that these efforts are all part of the NFL Alumni’s “Campaign 2011”.

At the end of his remarks he welcomed questions and comments from writers and reporters in the audience.  Several former players joined Mr. Martin at the podium to answer questions and give their opinions regarding the current issues and problems facing retired players……..but no one said it better than NFL Alumni Association Board member Carl Mauck.

Carl reminded everyone that we are not going away!

The camera holder was a little nervous and jittery (Carl can have that effect on someone that isn’t used to his powerful voice and his “Bigger than Texas” demeanor)

Please read Carl’s bio posted below the video of his comments. It is quite impressive.

Carl Mauck played thirteen seasons in the National Football League for four teams, and later served as an offensive line coach for several teams. Mauck attended Southern Illinois University. The Salukis are fortunate to have the services of tight ends coach Carl Mauck, an SIU grad and veteran of 34 seasons in the National Football League, including 13 as a player and 20 as an offensive line coach.

Much of Mauck’s NFL career was spent with the San Diego Chargers. He was the team’s offensive line coach in 2005. He also guided the Chargers’ line from 1992–95, and San Diego appeared in the playoffs following three of those four seasons, including Super Bowl XXIX following the ’94 season. In addition to coaching in San Diego, Mauck also played for the team from 1971–74.

Mauck spent the 2001–03 seasons with the Detroit Lions. During his last two seasons in Motown, the Lions allowed the fewest sacks in the NFL, surrendering 20 sacks in 2002 and only 11 in 2003.

Mauck’s first NFL coaching stint was with the New Orleans Saints from 1982–85. Since then, he has served with the Kansas City Chiefs (1986–88), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1991), Chargers, Arizona Cardinals (1996–97), Buffalo Bills (1998–2000) and Lions.

As a player, Mauck’s career spanned 13 seasons from 1969–1981. He played in 166 career regular-season games, including a stretch of 156 in a row. He also played in eight career playoff games, including back-to-back AFC Championship Games for Houston in 1978 and ’79.

Mauck’s playing career started with the Baltimore Colts in 1969 and the Miami Dolphins in 1970. He spent the 1971–74 seasons with the Chargers before finishing his career with the Houston Oilers from 1975–1981. Chargers defensive coordinator Wade Phillips was an assistant coach with the Oilers during Mauck’s playing tenure, and his father, Bum Phillips, was the head coach. Bum Phillips was also an assistant coach in San Diego when Mauck played for the Chargers. Carl would later coach on Wade Phillips’ staff in Buffalo.

Mauck was born July 7, 1947 in McLeansboro, Illinois. He prepped at Township High School before earning a scholarship to Southern Illinois University, where he played center and linebacker. He also played basketball as a freshman, lining up alongside future NBA great Walt Frazier.

Mauck graduated from Southern Illinois in 1969 with a degree in business management. He was later enshrined in the Saluki Hall of Fame. Carl and his wife, Vicki, have four children, Tim, Chrissy, Teresa and Cathy.

Carl Mauck’s Coaching Experience

2006 – Tight Ends, Southern Illinois University 2005 – Offensive Line, San Diego Chargers 2001–03 – Offensive Line, Detroit Lions 1998–2000 – Offensive Line, Buffalo Bills 1996–97 – Offensive Line, Arizona Cardinals 1992–95 – Offensive Line, San Diego Chargers 1991 – Offensive Line, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1986–1988 – Offensive Line, Kansas City Chiefs 1982–85 – Offensive Line, New Orleans Saints

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About Jeff Nixon

Jeff was a first team consensus All-American from the University of Richmond in 1978. He is 7th in NCAA history with 23 career interceptions. Played for the Buffalo Bills 1979-1984. Led the team with 6 interceptions in Rookie Year. Holds Bills record for 4 takeaways in a single game - 3 interceptions and a fumble recovery. Tied Bills record with four consecutive games with an interception. After 5 knee surgeries Jeff retired from pro football in 1985. He worked for 13 years (1988-2000) as the Youth Bureau Director for Buffalo and Erie County. He has worked for the past 11 years as the Youth Employment Director for Buffalo. Plays guitar and was voted best R&B guitar player by Buffalo Nightlife Magazine in 2006, 2007 and 2008.

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