Tom Myslinski

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Tom Myslinski
No. 56, 60, 69, 50, 62, 67, 61
Position:Guard
Personal information
Born: (1968-12-07) December 7, 1968 (age 50)
Rome, New York
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:293 lb (133 kg)
Career information
High school:Rome (NY)
College:Tennessee
NFL Draft:1992 / Round: 4 / Pick: 109
Career history
As player:
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:60
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Thomas Joseph Myslinski, Jr. (born December 7, 1968, in Rome, New York) is a professional American football strength and conditioning coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was strength and conditioning coach for the Cleveland Browns until the end of the 2009 season. He is also a former National Football League offensive lineman. He was originally drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the 1992 NFL Draft and played nine seasons in the NFL for seven different teams.

Early years[edit]

Myslinski attended Rome Free Academy, where he played as a center. As a junior, he was a part of an undefeated season and a state championship. He received All-state honors as a senior.

In track & field, he won the state title in the discus throw and finished third in the shot put competition.

College career[edit]

Myslinski accepted a football scholarship from he University of Tennessee. As a redshirt freshman, he was given his first start at right guard in the second game against Duke University. He then suffered an ankle injury which caused him to miss the next 5 games.

He was a starter at left guard in 37 straight games, dating back to his freshman season, helping the team to a 29-6-2 record, 2 SEC championships and to set a school record for total yards each of his last three years.

He was a member of the 1991 NCAA Champion track & field team. In 1990, he finished fourth in the shot put in the SEC outdoor meet with a career-best of 59'91/2". In 1991, he placed fifth in the hammer throw in the SEC outdoor meet.

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys (first stint)[edit]

Myslinski was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth round (109th overall) of the 1992 NFL Draft. He got injured on the first day of training camp, which would limit him going forward. He was waived on August 30 and later signed to the practice squad.[1]

Cleveland Browns[edit]

On September 9, 1992, he was signed by the Cleveland Browns from the Cowboys practice squad. He was waived on October 10.[2]

Washington Redskins[edit]

On October 21, 1992, he was signed to the Washington Redskins' practice squad. He was promoted to the active roster on November 10. He was released on November 28.

Buffalo Bills[edit]

On April 6, 1993, he was signed by the Buffalo Bills.[3] He was waived on August 30,[4] and re-signed one day later.[5]

Chicago Bears[edit]

On November 30, 1993, he was signed by the Chicago Bears.[6]

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Myslinski was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 1995 NFL Expansion Draft from the Chicago Bears roster. He started 9 out of 9 games at right guard.

Pittsburgh Steelers (first stint)[edit]

On April 24, 1996, he signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers and was waived on August 25.[7] On August 27, he was re-signed and started 6 out of 8 games at right guard.[8] The next year, he started 7 out of 16 games at right guard.

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

On February 19, 1998, he was signed by the Indianapolis Colts. He was limited by a rotator cuff surgery to four games and was not to re-signed.

Dallas Cowboys (second stint)[edit]

On September 23, 1999, he was signed by the Dallas Cowboys.[9] He played in 10 games (2 starts) and was not re-signed.

Pittsburgh Steelers (second stint)[edit]

On April 7, 2000, he was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers and played in 6 games.[10] He was waived on August 31, 2001.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Myslinski has served as a strength and conditioning coach for football at a professional and collegiate level. He developed the “Tunch Punch Ladder” hand agility pad.

After the first game of his senior season in high school, he was involved in a car accident, in which he was thrown through a rear door window breaking his right leg and forcing him to have over 100 stitches to his head. Despite these injuries, he was able to pull the two passengers that were in the front seat of the car.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jensen 13 others, waived by Dolphins". Retrieved February 19, 2017.
  2. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved February 19, 2017.
  3. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved February 19, 2017.
  4. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved February 19, 2017.
  5. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved February 19, 2017.
  6. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved February 19, 2017.
  7. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved February 19, 2017.
  8. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved February 19, 2017.
  9. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved February 19, 2017.
  10. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved February 19, 2017.
  11. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved February 19, 2017.