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Mike Mercer

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Mike Mercer Famous memorial

Birth
Algona, Kossuth County, Iowa, USA
Death
28 Mar 2024 (aged 88)
USA
Burial
Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, USA Add to Map
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Professional Football Player. For ten seasons (1961 to 1970), he was a placekicker in the National & American Football Leagues with the Minnesota Vikings, Oakland Raiders, Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills, Green Bay Packers, and San Diego Chargers. The son of former professional football player Kenneth 'Moco' Mercer, he attended Dubuque High School in Iowa and later enrolled at the University of Minnesota, after which he transferred to Hardin-Simmons and Arizona State University, where he played collegiate football. Selected by the Minnesota Vikings during the 15th round of the 1961 NFL Draft, he totaled 119 career regular season games. Mercer had the distinction of being on Minnesota's roster during their inaugural seasons (1961). He experienced an AFL championship with the Kansas City Chiefs in 1966, which resulted with an appearance in Super Bowl I (January 1967). In 1966, he led the American Football League with 21 field goals made and the following year (1967), he distinguished himself when he achieved AFL All-Star status.

Professional Football Player. For ten seasons (1961 to 1970), he was a placekicker in the National & American Football Leagues with the Minnesota Vikings, Oakland Raiders, Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills, Green Bay Packers, and San Diego Chargers. The son of former professional football player Kenneth 'Moco' Mercer, he attended Dubuque High School in Iowa and later enrolled at the University of Minnesota, after which he transferred to Hardin-Simmons and Arizona State University, where he played collegiate football. Selected by the Minnesota Vikings during the 15th round of the 1961 NFL Draft, he totaled 119 career regular season games. Mercer had the distinction of being on Minnesota's roster during their inaugural seasons (1961). He experienced an AFL championship with the Kansas City Chiefs in 1966, which resulted with an appearance in Super Bowl I (January 1967). In 1966, he led the American Football League with 21 field goals made and the following year (1967), he distinguished himself when he achieved AFL All-Star status.

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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: Mar 29, 2024
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/268834298/mike-mercer: accessed ), memorial page for Mike Mercer (21 Nov 1935–28 Mar 2024), Find a Grave Memorial ID 268834298, citing Dubuque Memorial Gardens, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, USA; Burial Details Unknown; Maintained by Find a Grave.