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Encyclopedia > Tony Mandarich
Tony Mandarich
Position(s):
Offensive Tackle
Jersey #:
N/A
Date of birth: September 23, 1966 (1966-09-23) (age 41)
Place of birth: Flag of Canada Oakville, Ontario
Career information
NFL Draft: 1989 / Round: 1/ Pick 2
College: Michigan State
Teams
1989-1991
1996-1998
Green Bay Packers
Indianapolis Colts
Stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Ante "Tony" Josip Mandarich (born September 23, 1966 in Oakville, Ontario) is a former football offensive lineman of the NFL. He is most remembered as the first round draft pick of the Green Bay Packers in 1989, second overall behind quarterback Troy Aikman. In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Oakville (2006 population 165,613[1]) is a town on Lake Ontario in southern Ontario, Canada, midway between Toronto (about 31 km or 19 mi away) on its eastern border and Hamilton (about 20 km or 12 mi away) from its western border. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting[1]) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns, through seven rounds[2], selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... Round 1 Category: ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... Michigan State University (MSU) is a co-educational public research university in East Lansing, Michigan USA. Founded in 1855, it was the pioneer land-grant institution and served as a model for future land-grant colleges in the United States under the 1862 Morrill Act. ... “Packers” redirects here. ... City Indianapolis, Indiana Other nicknames The Horseshoes Team colors Speed Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Mascot Blue League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953–present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East (1970... is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Oakville (2006 population 165,613[1]) is a town on Lake Ontario in southern Ontario, Canada, midway between Toronto (about 31 km or 19 mi away) on its eastern border and Hamilton (about 20 km or 12 mi away) from its western border. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... “Packers” redirects here. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... Troy Kenneth Aikman (born November 21, 1966 in West Covina, California) // The youngest of three children, Aikman was born in West Covina, California on November 21, 1966 to Charlyn and Kenneth Aikman, and lived in Cerritos, California until age 12, when his family moved to a farm in Henryetta, Oklahoma. ...


A decade before the epic failure of Ryan Leaf, Mandarich was largely considered to be the biggest bust of any draft pick in American football history; an ESPN panel in 2004 named him the third biggest sports flop of the last 25 years, with Leaf #1 on the list. [1] The Packers drafted him early in the draft, even while future superstars like Barry Sanders, Derrick Thomas and Deion Sanders were still available. Ryan David Leaf (born May 15, 1976) is a former American football quarterback who played for the San Diego Chargers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dallas Cowboys and Seattle Seahawks between 1998 and 2002. ... ESPN/ESPN-DT, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an [[United States|Amer<nowiki>Insert non-formatted text here--68. ... Barry Sanders (born July 16, 1968) is a Hall of Fame and Heisman Trophy winning American football running back who spent his entire professional career with the Detroit Lions of the NFL. Sanders is best known for being among the most prolific running backs in NFL history, and left the... Derrick Vincent Thomas (January 1, 1967 – February 8, 2000) was an NFL linebacker who played his entire professional career for the Kansas City Chiefs. ... Deion Luwynn Sanders (born August 9, 1967 in Fort Myers, Florida) is a former National Football League cornerback, Major League Baseball outfielder, and is currently an NFL Network commentator. ...


Tony had an older brother, John, who was instrumental in his development as an athlete, including sponsoring his younger brother's transfer to a stateside high school before Tony's senior year. John was a gregarious, sweet-natured giant who made his own reputation in professional football, in the Canadian Football League. “CFL” redirects here. ...


Playing at Michigan State University, Mandarich played in the 1988 Rose Bowl, was named as a first-team All-American, an Outland Award finalist and a two-time Big Ten Lineman of the Year. Upon his entry into the 1989 NFL Draft, both scouts and media (most notably Sports Illustrated, which did a cover story on him) began trumpeting Mandarich as the best offensive line prospect ever. Mandarich was also a colorful character, such as challenging then-Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson to a fight, his well-documented love of the band Guns N' Roses (he had a dog named Axl and also a tattoo of the cross-design from the cover of Appetite for Destruction on his arm), and referring to Green Bay as "a village". Michigan State University (MSU) is a co-educational public research university in East Lansing, Michigan USA. Founded in 1855, it was the pioneer land-grant institution and served as a model for future land-grant colleges in the United States under the 1862 Morrill Act. ... Round 1 Category: ... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ... Michael Gerard Tyson (born June 30, 1966) is a former American world heavyweight boxing champion and is the youngest man to have won a world heavyweight title. ... Guns N Roses is an American hard rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1985. ... W. Axl Rose[1][2] (born William Bruce Rose, Jr. ... Alternate cover The original, banned cover of Appetite for Destruction. ...


Drafted as an offensive linesman, Mandarich never lived up to the very high expectations set for him, and spent most of his first year on the Packers on special teams after a lengthy holdout that only got settled the last week before the regular season. He was also known for having attitude issues, and after three seasons of lackluster performance on a four-year contract, Mandarich was cut by the Packers.


The question of steroid use has been discussed as a possible factor in Mandarich's spectacular failure. This accusation is one that Mandarich has consistently denied. He instead blamed himself, in a 2003 Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel article: "I wanted to create as much hype as I could for many different reasons — exposure, negotiation leverage, you name it. And it all worked, except the performance wasn't there when it was time to play football." Crystal structure of human sex hormone-binding globulin, transporting 5-alpha-dihydrotestosterone. ... The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is a daily morning broadsheet printed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ...


Mandarich returned to football for three years between 1996 and 1998 with the Indianapolis Colts. He had a more successful, if not particularly noteworthy, career with the Colts before retiring from football in 1998. City Indianapolis, Indiana Other nicknames The Horseshoes Team colors Speed Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Mascot Blue League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953–present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East (1970...


From September 2004 until September 2005, Mandarich served as an NFL analyst for The Score TV sports network in Canada. He was fired in October 2005 and currently resides both in Arizona and in Ontario, where he co-owns a golf course. The Score is a 2001 crime drama. ... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government - Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area...


He now runs a photography studio.[2]


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Second time around. (football player Tony Mandarich) - Encyclopedia.com (1211 words)
Mandarich was the second pick in the 1989 draft and was expected to be a star offensive lineman, but instead he was an abject failure with the Green Bay Packers, a failure compounded by his arrogance.
It's highly unlikely Mandarich will have any impact on the outcome of this NFL season, but he still is one of the game's most compelling stories, particularly if you are a sucker for second chances.
It took guts for Mandarich to try out for the Colts last winter, which led to an invitation to training camp, which resulted in a spot on the final roster, where he is a backup tackle and a blocker on special teams.
SI.com - SI Exclusive - SI Flashback: Top prospect Tony Mandarich chews up opponents (1989) - Thursday July 8, 2004 ... (2843 words)
Mandarich is so unusual that the Spartan coaching staff didn't keep the normal statistics on him last season, those pedestrian categories for offensive linemen such as "got man" or "missed assignment." They kept "pancakes" (opponents flattened) and "off the film" (players driven out of the camera's view) and "no mas" (defenders who quit against him).
Mandarich's height and weight is her regal bone structure, the impressive shoulders and limbs clearly passed along to her younger son.
Mandarich likes Los Angeles, he says, because "that's where all the things I want are -- Hollywood, the weather, the beaches, the bodybuilding scene, the music." He left school after 4 1/2 years, still 17 credits shy of earning his degree in communications.
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