Tom Stincic

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Tom Stincic
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Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1946-11-24) November 24, 1946 (age 68)
Place of birth: Cleveland, Ohio
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 229 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school: John Marshall High School
College: Michigan
NFL Draft: 1969 / Round: 3 / Pick: 68
Debuted in 1969
Last played in 1972
Career history
*Inactive and/or offseason member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Thomas Dorn Stincic (born November 24, 1946) is a former American football player. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, he attended John Marshall High School. He then enrolled at the University of Michigan where he played college football, principally as a linebacker, from 1966 to 1968. He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the third round (68th overall pick) of the 1969 NFL Draft. He played professional football as a linebacker for four seasons in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and the New Orleans Saints.

Early years[edit]

He attended John Marshall High School, before moving on to play for the University of Michigan. He was a three year starter at middle linebacker, a two time All-Big Ten selection and was the team's second leading tackler in 1968.

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Stincic was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the third round (68th overall pick) of the 1969 NFL Draft. He was the backup to middle linebacker Lee Roy Jordan and was a part of the Super Bowl VI championship team.

After the 1971 season he asked the Cowboys to trade him, so he was sent to the New Orleans Saints in exchange for a third round draft choice, that the team eventually used to draft Harvey Martin.[1][2]

New Orleans Saints[edit]

He remained as a reserve player with the New Orleans Saints. On March 20, 1973, he was traded to the Houston Oilers along with Dave Parks and Edd Hargett, in exchange for Ron Billingsley and Kent Nix.[3]

Houston Oilers[edit]

Stincic couldn't reach a contract agreement with the Houston Oilers and retired.[4]

Personal life[edit]

After he finished his NFL career he coached high school football and taught social studies and science at Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Arizona in the 1980s, including coaching the football team to the state playoffs in 1985.

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