|Born:||January 22, 1944|
Olomouc, Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia (now Czech Republic)
|NFL draft||1972 / Round:|
|1976||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
Mirro Roder (born January 22, 1944 in Olomouc – (died July 9, 2021 in Czech Republic) is a former American football placekicker who played three seasons in the National Football League. He played three seasons for the Chicago Bears, and two games for the expansion Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1976 and missed all three field goals that he attempted with them. He is the first Czechoslovakian-born player in the NFL (the town in which he was born is now part of the modern-day Czech Republic). Original name Miroslav Rödr.
Mirro's daughter still lives in the same Riverside, IL home he bought when he kicked for the Bears. After retiring he moved back to Czechoslovakia and got remarried. He passed away in the summer of 2021 at 77.