Joey Mickey
No. 83
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1970-11-29) November 29, 1970 (age 51)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:288 lb (131 kg)
Career information
High school:Millwood (OK)
College:Oklahoma
NFL Draft:1993 / Round: 7 / Pick: 190
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:5
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Joseph G. Mickey (born November 29, 1970) is a former American professional football tight end in the National Football League (NFL) for the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at the University of Oklahoma.

Early years

Mickey attended Millwood High School, where he practiced football and basketball. In football as a tight end he was a four-year starter, making 70 career receptions for 1,623 yards and 31 career touchdowns. He also played defensive end as a two-way player, registering 98 tackles and 11 quarterback sacks as a senior.[1] He was named a Super Prep All-American and received The Oklahoman's Little All-City offensive player of the year award.[2]

He accepted a scholarship from the University of Oklahoma.[3] In the team's run-oriented offense he was used as a blocking tight end and became a starter as a junior.[4] He caught 2 touchdown passes in the 1991 Gator Bowl. He finished his college career with 32 receptions for 406 yards and three touchdowns.

Professional career

Philadelphia Eagles (first stint)

Mickey was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the seventh round (190th overall) of the 1993 NFL Draft, dropping after not being able to fully participate NFL scouting combine because of a personal problem.[5] He was waived on August 30.[6]

Dallas Cowboys

On August 31, 1993, he was claimed off waivers by the Dallas Cowboys.[7] He was the third-string tight end, played in 5 games as a blocker and was a part of the Super Bowl XXVIII championship team. He was cut on April 29, 1994.[8]

Philadelphia Eagles (second stint)

In 1994, he signed with the Philadelphia Eagles. He was released on August 28, after being limited with a sprained knee and ankle.[9][10]

Barcelona Dragons (WLAF)

In 1995, he played for the Barcelona Dragons of the World League of American Football, registering 20 receptions for 132 yards.

Personal life

After football, he owned an insurance agency. He founded the New Alternative Center of Oklahoma, that offered counseling for substance and domestic abuse.

References

  1. ^ "A Big Man on Campuses Millwood's Mickey Faces Decision". Retrieved February 19, 2016.
  2. ^ "2 All-Americans Commit to OU". Retrieved February 19, 2016.
  3. ^ "In Mighty Mickey, OU Has a Prize". Retrieved February 19, 2016.
  4. ^ "Something For Joey First Catch Special For Mighty Mickey". Retrieved February 19, 2016.
  5. ^ "OU's Mickey State's Top Pro Prospect". Retrieved February 19, 2016.
  6. ^ "Eagles Drop Draft Pick, Ask Pay Cuts Bruce Walker Lacked Motivation". Retrieved February 19, 2016.
  7. ^ "Birds Can't Slip Mickey Past Dallas". Retrieved February 19, 2016.
  8. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved February 19, 2016.
  9. ^ "Eagles Drop Draft Pick, Ask Pay Cuts Bruce Walker Lacked Motivation". Retrieved February 19, 2016.
  10. ^ "NFL Training Camp Report". Retrieved February 19, 2016.