Chuck Mercein

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Chuck Mercein
No. 29, 30
Date of birth (1943-04-09) April 9, 1943 (age 72)
Place of birth Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Career information
Position(s) Fullback
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 225 lb (102 kg)
College Yale University
High school New Trier
AFL draft 1965 / Round: 10 / Pick: 79
(By the Buffalo Bills)
NFL draft 1965 / Round: 3 / Pick: 31
Career history
As player
(19651967) New York Giants
(19671969) Green Bay Packers
(1970) New York Jets
Career highlights and awards
Career stats
Receiving yards 205
Receptions 37
Receiving TDs 1
Rushing yards 531
Rush TDs 4

Charles 'Chuck' Mercein (born April 9, 1943) 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.[1] He was drafted in the third round, the second player drafted by the New York Giants,[2] 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".[2] 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.[2] He played for the Packers through 1969 and then with the Jets before retiring in 1971.[2]


  1. ^ "Chuck Mercein, RB at". Retrieved 11 November 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d Hendricks, Martin (3 January 2008). "Ice Bowl hero's star hasn't cooled much". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved 11 November 2014.