Tommories "Mossy" Cade
No. 24
Born: (1961-12-26) December 26, 1961 (age 61)
Eloy, Arizona
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)

Tommories "Mossy" Cade[1] (born December 26, 1961 in Eloy, Arizona) 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.

Cade was convicted in 1987 of two counts of second degree sexual assault on a woman he was related to through marriage.[2] He was acquitted of a third count, and served 15 months in jail.[3]

Upon release, he was signed by the Minnesota Vikings but was quickly released after public outcry over his signing.[4]

See also


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