Dee Mackey

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Dee Mackey
No. 87, 85, 89
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1934-10-16)October 16, 1934
Gilmer, Texas
Died: February 26, 2001(2001-02-26) (aged 66)
Gladewater, Texas
Career information
College: East Texas State
NFL Draft: 1958 / Round: 24 / Pick: 287
AFL draft: 1960 / Round: 2
Pick: First Selections
(by the Boston Patriots)
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • East Texas State Hall of Fame, 1984
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 94
Receiving yards: 1352
Touchdowns: 8
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Dee Elbert Mackey[1] (October 16, 1934 – February 26, 2001) was an American football tight end who played professionally for six seasons in the National Football League and the American Football League. He played for the NFL's San Francisco 49ers (1960)[2] and the Baltimore Colts (1961–1962).[3] He played for the AFL's New York Jets (1963–1965).[4]

He played college football at East Texas State and was a 24th round selection (287th overall pick) in the 1958 NFL Draft.[5]

Personal[edit]

Dee Mackey's son Kyle also played football professionally in the NFL[6] and the Arena Football League.[7] Mackey's granddaughter, Molly Mackey, played NCAA Division I softball at the University of Louisiana at Monroe from 2014–2015.[8]

Dee Mackey died at his home in Gladewater, Texas of a heart attack.[9]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dee Mackey". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "San Francisco 49ers All-Time Roster". sf49ers.com. Archived from the original on December 24, 2008. Retrieved 2009-03-13. 
  3. ^ "Indianapolis Colts 2008 Media Guide" (PDF). colts.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-10-30. Retrieved 2009-03-13. 
  4. ^ "New York Jets All-Time Roster". newyorkjets.com. Archived from the original on February 19, 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-13. 
  5. ^ "1958 NFL Draft History: Full Draft". nfl.com. Retrieved 2009-03-13. 
  6. ^ "Kyle Mackey". nfl.com. Retrieved 2009-03-13. 
  7. ^ "Kyle Mackey". arenafan.com. Retrieved 2009-03-13. 
  8. ^ "Molly Mackey Bio - ULM Warhawks Athletics". ULMWarhawks.com. Retrieved 2017-06-06. 
  9. ^ "The Pride". April 2001. Archived from the original on 2009-05-24. Retrieved 2009-03-13.