Dave Mann (American football)

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Dave Carl Mann
No. 16
Football player Dave Mann—No. 91.jpg
Date of birth: (1932-06-02)June 2, 1932
Place of birth: Berkeley, California
Date of death: May 22, 2012(2012-05-22) (aged 79)
Place of death: Toronto, Ontario
Career information
Status: Retired
CFL status: National
Position(s): P/RB
Height: 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)
College: Oregon State
NFL Draft: 1954 / Round: 7 / Pick: 74
As coach:
Offence Coach - St. Michael's College intramural football (University of Toronto)
As player:
Chicago Cardinals
Toronto Argonauts
Toronto Argonauts
Career highlights and awards
CFL East All-Star: 1960, 1961
Honors: All-Time Argo (2005)
Career stats
Playing stats at NFL.com

David Carl Mann (June 2, 1932 – May 22, 2012) was a professional American-born Canadian punter in the NFL and CFL.

Career – College to NFL to CFL[edit]

Born in Berkeley, California, Mann played college football at Oregon State University and was drafted in the 7th round of the 1954 NFL Draft by the Chicago Cardinals in the National Football League. He played for the Cardinals for three seasons as a punter, running back, and a special teams member. Then he went to the Canadian Football League where he played for the Toronto Argonauts. When released in the start of the 1969 season, he played for the Bramalea Satellites, being called back to the Argos as if the Bramalea team was a taxi squad.[1]

Dave Mann volunteered as Offence Coach with St. Michael's College at the University of Toronto, under head coach Lex Byrd. During Mann's tenure, the team won four[2] Mulock Cups as intra-collegiate football champions; including the final playing of intra-faculty tackle football at U of T in the fall of 1993.[3]

Personal, Post Football and Death[edit]

Mann became a Canadian citizen and moved to Mississauga, Ontario and instructed techniques in golf. Mann opened a restaurant and became friends with comedian Bill Cosby.[4]

Mann died on May 22, 2012 in a Toronto nursing home due to complications from dementia.[4]


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