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Mike McBath

Mike McBath
No. 76
Defensive lineman
Personal information
Date of birth: (1946-05-29) May 29, 1946 (age 68)
Career information
College: Penn State
NFL Draft: 1968 / Round: 5 / Pick: 119
Debuted in 1968
Last played in 1973
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Stats at pro-football-reference.com
Stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Michael Strickler McBath (born May 29, 1946 in Woodbury, New Jersey) is an American businessman, former professional American football player, and part-owner of the Orlando Predators of the Arena Football League. He is a former president of the NFL Retired Players Association.[1]

McBath is currently a senior vice president with Union Bank of Switzerland (formerly Paine Webber).

AFL ownership

In 1991, McBath co-founded the Orlando Predators, one of the Arena Football League's most successful franchises. McBath and his partners sold the team in 1997, but he returned as a part-owner in 2004.[2]

Football

McBath played five seasons (1968–1972) in the National Football League with the Buffalo Bills. McBath was released mid-way through the 1972 after suffering a sciatic nerve injury. He signed briefly with the Washington Redskins before moving to World Football League to play a season with the Florida Blazers.[2]

McBath was a two-way player at Penn State, playing offensive and defensive line. He was inducted into the Gloucester County Sports Hall of Fame in 1992 for his accomplishments while at Woodbury Junior-Senior High School in Woodbury, New Jersey.[3]

Charity

McBath is involved with Orlando-based "The City of Legends," an organization which provides benefits and services for retired professional athletes in exchange for participation in local charity events.

External links

  • Orlando Predators History, orlandopredators.com, November 16, 2006.
  • Bills Alumni Spotlight: Mike McBath, Jim Gehman, buffalobills.com, February 9, 2004.
  • The City of Legends website

References

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