Joe Muha

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Joe Muha
No. 36
Position: Fullback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1921-04-28)April 28, 1921
Place of birth: Central City, Pennsylvania
Date of death: April 1, 1993(1993-04-01) (aged 71)
Place of death: Hemet, California
Career information
College: VMI
NFL Draft: 1943 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2
Career history
As player:
As coach:
  • USC (1951–1952) (backfield)
Career highlights and awards
  • 2x All-Pro selection (1948, 1950)
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards: 257
Average: 3.8
Touchdowns: 2
Player stats at

Joseph George "Joe" Muha (April 28, 1921 – April 1, 1993) was an American football player, coach, and official. He played professionally as a fullback and linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for five seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles. He was their starting fullback four of those years and a two-time All-Pro selection. Muha also was an umpire in the NFL from 1956 through 1971. He wore uniform number 43, which was claimed the season following Muha's retirement by Red Cashion.

Muha served as a second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps from 1943 to 1947. He was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 1976.


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