Bill Mackrides

Bill Mackrides
Date of birth (1925-07-08) July 8, 1925
Place of birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Career information
Position(s) Quarterback
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 182 lb (83 kg)
College Nevada
NFL draft 1947 / Round: 3 / Pick 19th Overall
Career history
As player
1947–1951 Philadelphia Eagles
1952 Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1953 New York Giants
1953 Pittsburgh Steelers
Career stats

William "Bill" Mackrides (born July 8, 1925) is a former American football quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League.[1] He helped the Eagles win the 1948 and 1949 NFL Championships. Mackrides played college football for the University of Nevada, Reno and led the nation in passing in 1946. In his last season in 1953, Mackrides played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and was the last Steeler to wear uniform number 13 in a regular season game until punter Jeremy Kapinos wore that number in 2010.

Mackrides later gained degrees (MS and PhD) in education and psychology. He has since retired and, as of 2013, resides in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. He also founded Indian Springs Day Camp, a summer day camp in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania in 1959, which is currently family owned and operated.[1]

See also


  1. 1 2 Serbin, Susan L. "Profile: William 'Bill' Mackrides". 01 November 2013. Delco News Network. Retrieved 14 January 2014.
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