Bill Mackrides

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Bill Mackrides
Date of birth: (1925-07-08) July 8, 1925 (age 89)
Place of birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Career information
Position(s): Quarterback
College: Nevada
NFL Draft: 1947 / Round: 3 / Pick 19
Organizations
As player:
1947-1951
1952
1953
1953
Philadelphia Eagles
Hamilton Tiger-Cats
New York Giants
Pittsburgh Steelers
Career stats
Playing stats at DatabaseFootball.com

William "Bill" Mackrides (born July 8, 1925) is a former American football quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League.[1] He helped the Eagles win the 1948 and 1949 NFL Championships. Mackrides played college football for the University of Nevada, Reno and led the nation in passing in 1947.

In his last season in 1953, Mackrides played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and was the last Steeler to wear uniform number 13 in a regular season game until punter Jeremy Kapinos wore that number in 2010.

Mackrides later gained degrees (MS and PhD) in education and psychology. He has since retired and now resides in Delaware County, Pennsylvania nearby to his four children, 12 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. He also founded a summer day camp in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania in 1959, which is currently family owned and operated.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Serbin, Susan L. "Profile: William ‘Bill’ Mackrides". 01 November 2013. Delco News Network. Retrieved 14 January 2014.