Tommories "Mossy" Cade
No. 24
Born: (1961-12-26) December 26, 1961 (age 62)
Eloy, Arizona, U.S.
Career information
NFL draft1984 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6
(By the San Diego Chargers)
Career history
As player
1985Memphis Showboats (USFL)
1985–1986Green Bay Packers (NFL)
Career highlights and awards

Tommories "Mossy" Cade[1] (born December 26, 1961) is a former professional American football player who played safety first for the Memphis Showboats of the USFL in 1985 and then for two seasons (1985–86) for the Green Bay Packers. He attended the University of Texas, where he made the 1983 All-American team. He was drafted in the first round of the 1984 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers with the sixth overall pick.[2]

Cade was convicted in 1987 of two counts of second degree sexual assault on a woman he was related to through marriage.[3] He was acquitted of a third count, and served 15 months in jail.[4]

Upon release, he was signed by the Minnesota Vikings but was quickly released after public outcry over his signing.[5]

See also


  1. ^ "Defensive back Tommories 'Mossy' Cade, who is serving A".
  2. ^ "1984 NFL Draft Listing". Retrieved 2023-10-10.
  3. ^ Sports People; Cade Convicted - New York Times
  4. ^ Vick joins notable list of athletes in jail –
  5. ^ Get beyond quizzical, and deal is just brazen