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|Date of birth:||March 31, 1930|
|Place of birth:||Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania|
|Date of death:||April 10, 2015(aged 85)|
|Place of death:||Towson, Maryland|
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||205 lb (93 kg)|
|High school:||Beaver Falls (PA)|
|NFL draft:||1952 / Round: 12 / Pick: 134|
|Career highlights and awards|
Career NFL statistics
|Stats at NFL.com|
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
James 'Bucky' Mutscheller (March 31, 1930 – April 10, 2015) was an American football player who played tight end for nine seasons for the Baltimore Colts. Mutscheller played football, basketball, and baseball at Beaver Falls High School, and three seasons of varsity football at Notre Dame under coach Frank Leahy from 1949 to 1951, including on the 1949 national championship team. Mutscheller played both defensive end and offense for the Fighting Irish, and served as team captain his senior year.
The New York Yanks drafted Mutscheller, but by the time Bucky's two-year stint in the Marines ended, the Baltimore Colts had bought his contract. Mutscheller played for the Colts from 1954 to 1961, amassing 220 catches, 3685 yards, and 40 touchdowns.
In 1976, Mutscheller was inducted into the inaugural class of the Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame. He died of kidney failure on April 10, 2015.
- Klingaman, Mike. "Catching Up With...Former Colt Jim Mutscheller," The Toy Department (The Baltimore Sun sports blog), Tuesday, September 15, 2009.
- Gallery of Jim Mutscheller football cards
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