Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Remember Mike McCoy?

Mike McCoy played for the Green Bay Packers, the Oakland Raiders, the New York Giants, and the Detroit Lions. He played college football at the University of Notre Dame, where he was a unanimous first-team All-American and Heisman Trophy candidate in 1969. He was also named Lineman of the Year by the Associated Press in 1969. He was the first pick of the 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.

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 now lectures on the importance of good decision-making, fighting drug addiction, and empowering youth.