Tom Yewcic, ex quarterback e scommettitore dei Patriots, muore a 88

Tom Yewcic, ex quarterback e scommettitore dei Patriots, muore a 88

Tom Yewcic, che era un membro del New England Patriots’ organization in the franchise’s early American Football League days, è morto. È stato 88.

Yewcic was a quarterback and a punter for the Boston Patriots from 1961 per 1965. He initially was in the AFL as a backup behind Butch Songin and Babe Parilli and was regulated to punting duties.

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Over the course of his career, Yewcic managed to start six games as the team’s quarterback. He threw for 1,374 yard, 12 touchdowns, e 12 interceptions in 77 career AFL games. He was also used as a running back and wide receiver. Lui aveva 424 rushing yards on 72 carries and seven catches for 69 yard.

He was named to the Patriots’ 1960s All-Decade team after he retired.

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Secondo NBC Sports Boston, Yewcic helped Michigan State to a Rose Bowl victory in 1954. He also earned the College World Series Most Outstanding Player in 1954 and opted to play baseball before stepping out on the gridiron professionally.

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He played in one MLB game in 1956 per il Detroit Tigers. He got one at-bat and never recorded a hit. He served three innings as a catcher and had one error, one assist and four putouts.

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