|No. 29, 30|
|Date of birth:||April 9, 1943|
|Place of birth:||Milwaukee, Wisconsin|
|AFL Draft:||1965 / Round: 10 / Pick: 79
(By the Buffalo Bills)
|NFL Draft:||1965 / Round: 3 / Pick: 31|
|New York Giants
Green Bay Packers
New York Jets
|Playing stats at|
Charles 'Chuck' Mercein (born April 9, 1943 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is a former professional American football running back in the National Football League for seven seasons for the New York Giants, Green Bay Packers, and New York Jets. He was drafted in the third round, the second player drafted by the New York Giants, the 31st player taken overall in the draft. He led the Giants in rushing in his second season and after an injury was claimed on waivers and joined the Green Bay Packers midway thru the season. As a pro, Mercein is only remembered for his performance in the Packers' game-winning drive in the 1967 NFL Championship Game, known popularly as the "Ice Bowl". One patron died, of hypothermia, that day at Lambeau Field; the wind chill temperature was recorded at minus 48 degrees at kickoff.
Mercein rushed six times for 20 yards, and had two receptions for 22 yards in the "Ice Bowl"; 34 of his total yards were achieved on that game's final and famous 68 yard drive. He played for the Packers through 1969 and then with the Jets before retiring in 1971.