Gerry Mullins

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Gerry Mullins
Date of birth: (1949-08-14) August 14, 1949 (age 65)
Place of birth: Fullerton, California
Career information
Position(s): OG
College: Southern California
NFL Draft: 1971 / Round: 4 / Pick 86
Organizations
As player:
1971-1979 Pittsburgh Steelers
Career stats
Playing stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Gerry Mullins (born August 14, 1949) is a retired American football player.

High school and college[edit]

Gerry Blaine Mullins was raised in Anaheim, California where he began his football career at Fremont Junior High School, and was mentored at Anaheim High School by the city's beloved head football coach Clare Van Hoorebeke (1950–1972). While playing at Anaheim High, he played against a great high school coach, Ernie Johnson of El Rancho High. After graduating, Mullins played for another legendary coach, John McKay, at the University of Southern California along with O. J. Simpson.

Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

Mullins mostly played right offensive guard for the Pittsburgh Steelers for his entire professional career (1971–1979), next to centers Ray Mansfield (1971–1975) and Mike Webster (1976–1979). Known as "Moon," Mullins was drafted in the fourth round of the 1971 NFL Draft and went on to win four Super Bowls with the Steelers (Super Bowls IX, X, XIII, and XIV). He can be remembered for a play in Super Bowl IX when he pulled on a sweep leaving an uncontested path for Franco Harris to trot in the end zone. Mullins also recovered an onside kick in Super Bowl X. Mullins retired after Super Bowl XIV.

Along with other players for the Steelers, Mullins also had a brief film career with a cameo appearance in The Rocky Bleier Story for MTM Enterprises.

Post-football[edit]

Mullins currently resides in Pittsburgh and is in the recycling business.