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Joe Muha
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Personal information
Born:(1921-04-28)April 28, 1921
Central City, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died:March 31, 1993(1993-03-31) (aged 71)
Hemet, California, U.S.
Career information
NFL draft:1943 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2
Career history
As a player:
As a coach:
  • USC (1951–1952)
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards:257
Player stats at

Joseph George Muha (April 28, 1921 – March 31, 1993) was an American football player, coach, and official. He played professionally as a fullback and linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for five seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles.


Muha received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the Virginia Military Institute, a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Southern California and a Doctorate of Education from Nova Southwestern University in Florida.

Muha was the starting fullback for the Eagles for four years and a two-time All-Pro selection. He was also an umpire in the NFL from 1956 through 1971. He wore uniform number 43, which was claimed the season following Muha's retirement by Red Cashion.

Muha served as a second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps from 1943 to 1947. He was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 1976.[1]


  1. ^ "Joseph Muha". Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. 2017-08-25. Retrieved 2024-02-17.