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Encyclopedia > Don McCafferty

Don McCafferty (March 12, 1921 - July 28, 1974), was a football coach who, in his first year as head coach of the Baltimore Colts, led the team to a victory in Super Bowl V. March 12 is the 71st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (72nd in Leap years). ... 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... July 28 is the 209th day (210th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 156 days remaining. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... City Indianapolis, Indiana Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Royal Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Spike and Spirit Local radio Flagship stations: WFBQ (94. ... Date January 17, 1971 Stadium Miami Orange Bowl City Miami, Florida MVP Chuck Howley, Linebacker, Cowboys Favorite Cowboys by 2 National Anthem Tommy Loy (Trumpeter) Coin toss Game referee Halftime show Florida A&M Band Attendance 79,204 TV in the United States Network NBC Announcers Curt Gowdy and Kyle...


McCafferty played college football at Ohio State University under Paul Brown, where he was a key member of the offensive line. Due to World War II, he was one of a select group of players to play twice in the annual College All-Star Game held in Chicago. A college football game between Colorado State University and the Air Force Academy. ... The Ohio State University is currently the third largest university in the United States and currently ranked by US News and World Report as the best public university in Ohio and the twenty-first best public university in the nation. ... Paul Eugene Brown (September 7, 1908 - August 5, 1991) A seminal figure in American football history, Brown is considered the father of the modern offense, with many also adding that he ranks as the greatest football coach in history. ... Combatants Allies: • Soviet Union, • UK & Commonwealth, • USA, • France/Free France, • China, • Poland, • ...and others Axis: • Germany, • Japan, • Italy, • ...and others Casualties Military dead: 18 million Civilian dead: 33 million Full list Military dead: 7 million Civilian dead: 4 million Full list World War II, also known as the Second World... The College All-Star Game was a preseason American football game played annually (except in 1974) from 1934 to 1976 between the National Football League champions and a team of star college seniors from the previous year. ... Chicago (officially named the City of Chicago) is the third largest city in the United States (after New York City and Los Angeles), with an official population of 2,896,016, as of the 2000 census. ...


After moving on to the National Football League, McCafferty was shifted to wide receiver, playing one season with the New York Giants. After working in the Cleveland, Ohio recreation department the following year, he was hired as an assistant at Kent State University in 1948. He spent 11 seasons with the Golden Flashes until accepting an assistant coaching position with the Baltimore Colts. During that first season at the professional level, McCafferty was part of the Colts' second straight championship team. The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue, G-Men Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner Wellington Mara and Preston Robert Tisch (both now deceased) General manager Ernie Accorsi Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: WFAN (660 AM) Announcers... Nickname: The Forest City Motto: Progress and Prosperity Official website: www. ... Kent State University (also known as Kent State or KSU) is an institution of higher learning located in Kent, Ohio, which is about 40 miles southeast of Cleveland, and 12 miles from Akron, Ohio. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... City Indianapolis, Indiana Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Royal Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Spike and Spirit Local radio Flagship stations: WFBQ (94. ...


When Colts' head coach Weeb Ewbank was fired after the conclusion of the 1962 NFL season, McCafferty remained with the team as offensive coordinator under new coach Don Shula. McCafferty's easy-going personality helped serve as a buffer against the demanding Shula's quest for perfection, a contrast that played a major part in the team's three NFL playoff appearances during the next seven years. Colts' Hall of Fame quarterback Johnny Unitas once said about McCafferty, "He doesn't shout and scream. He's able to look at football objectively without getting carried away emotionally." Wilbur Weeb Ewbank (May 6, 1907 - November 17, 1998) was an American professional football coach. ... The 1962 NFL season was the 43th regular season of the National Football League. ... An offensive coordinator typically refers to a coach on a football team in the National Football League (or at others levels of American football) who is in charge of the offense. ... Shula was the 1993 Sportsman of the Year Donald Francis Shula (born January 4, 1930 in Grand River, Ohio) is an American former professional football coach in the National Football League. ... John Constantine Unitas (May 7, 1933 – September 11, 2002) was a pro American football player in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. ...


When Shula left to accept the head coaching position with the Miami Dolphins, McCafferty was chosen to replace him on April 6, 1970, then proceeded led the team to an 11-2-1 record and their second Super Bowl appearance in three years. In that mistake-filled contest against the Dallas Cowboys on January 17, 1971, the Colts won 17-14 on a last-second field goal by rookie Jim O'Brien. It has been suggested that T D be merged into this article or section. ... April 6 is the 96th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (97th in leap years). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Royal Blue, Metallic Silver, Blue, and White Head Coach Bill Parcells Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Rowdy [2] Local radio Flagship stations: KLUV (98. ... January 17 is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... Jim OBrien (born February 11, 1952) is best known as a professional basketball coach. ...


The Colts once again reached the playoffs in 1971, but were shut out 21-0 in the AFC Championship game by Shula's Dolphins. The following year, after only one win in the team's first five games, the team's general manager, Joe Thomas, ordered Unitas benched as the team's quarterback. When McCafferty refused, he was fired. 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... AFC Championship Game is a football game played every year to determine the champion of the American Football Conference of the National Football League. ... Joe, on the cover of his LP Better Days. ...


On January 26, 1973, McCafferty was hired as head coach of the Detroit Lions and was 6-7-1 in his first year on the sidelines. On July 28, 1974, while spending some time at his nearby home in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, he suffered a heart attack while cutting his grass. He died after being transported to a Pontiac, Michigan hospital. He was buried three days later following services in Timonium, Maryland. January 26 is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1973 calendar). ... City Detroit, Michigan Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... July 28 is the 209th day (210th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 156 days remaining. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ... Bloomfield Hills is a city located in Oakland County, Michigan. ... A myocardial infarction occurs when an atherosclerotic plaque slowly builds up in the inner lining of a coronary artery and then suddenly ruptures, totally occluding the artery and preventing blood flow downstream. ... Pontiac is a city located in Oakland County, Michigan. ... Lutherville-Timonium is a census-designated place located in Baltimore County, Maryland. ...

Preceded by:
Don Shula
Baltimore Colts Head Coaches
1970–1972
Succeeded by:
John Sandusky
Preceded by:
Joe Schmidt
Detroit Lions Head Coaches
1973–1974
Succeeded by:
Rick Forzano

 
 

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