Tom Mack

Tom Mack

About Tom Mack

Thomas Lee Mack (born on November 1, 1943) is a former left guard for the Los Angeles Rams of the NFL, spending all 13-years with them from 1966 to 1978. Mack was the son of a professional baseball player (Cleveland Indians' second baseman, Ray Mack, aka Raymond James Mack [born Raymond James Mlckovsky]) Mack was the number 1 pick of the Rams in the 1966 NFL Draft, second overall, from the University of Michigan, one of only two rookies not cut in George Allens tough veteran-dominated squad. During his rookie campaign when starter Don Chuy was injured during the 5th game of the season, Mack moved into the lineup. He was back as the starter for 3 games after that, lost out to Ted Karras briefly, only to reclaim the position and start for the next 12 years. Mack never missed a game through injury in his entire career, appearing in 184 consecutive contests, a streak topped only by Merlin Olsen and Jack Youngblood.

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