John Mangum

John Mangum
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Position: Defensive back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1967-03-16) March 16, 1967
Place of birth: Magee, Mississippi
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 192 lb (87 kg)
Career information
College: Alabama
NFL Draft: 1990 / Round: 6 / Pick: 144
Career history
Career NFL statistics
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John Wayne Mangum Jr.[2] (born March 16, 1967), is a former American professional football player who played in 9 NFL seasons from 1990-1998 for the Chicago Bears. He played collegiately at Alabama and holds the career record for passes broken up (47).

Early life

John Wayne Mangum Jr. was born on March 16,1967 in Magee,Mississippi. His father is John Mangum Sr., best known as the Defensive Tackle for the Boston Patriots from 1966-1967.[3] He is the brother of Professional football player Kris Mangum, best known as the Tight End for the Carolina Panthers from 1997-2006.[4]

Professional career

John was a sixth-round draft choice and played for the Chicago Bears between 1990 and 1998. He finished his bears career with 272 tackles, 4.5 sacks, 5 interceptions, and 2 forced fumbles.


John Mangum currently works in Jackson, Mississippi as a Senior Vice President and Financial Advisor for CapTrust independent investment advisor and asset management firm.[5] Is the father of three children: Bailey, Abbey, and Jake. His son Jake is a starting outfielder for Mississippi State.[6][7]


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