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|Date of birth:||May 12, 1933|
|Place of birth:||Kenosha, Wisconsin|
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||216 lb (98 kg)|
|High school:||Kenosha (WI) Bradford|
|NFL Draft:||1955 / Round: 14 / Pick: 159|
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Thomas Myron Braatz (born May 12, 1933) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins, Los Angeles Rams, and the Dallas Cowboys, and a former general manager of the Atlanta Falcons and Green Bay Packers. He played college football at Marquette University.
Braatz attended Mary D. Bradford High School, where he was a teammate of future Pro Bowl player Alan Ameche. He accepted a scholarship from Marquette University, where he played as a two-way End. He was named the team's co-captain as a senior.
Washington Redskins (first stint)
Los Angeles Rams
Washington Redskins (second stint)
Braatz was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the 1960 NFL Expansion Draft and was used as a reserve linebacker. He was placed on the injured reserve list on August 29, 1961. He would later announce his retirement.
After retiring as a player he joined the expansion Atlanta Falcons as a part-time area scout in 1965, and eventually was promoted to the role of General Manager from 1982 to 1985.
In 1987, he was hired by the Green Bay packers as the franchise's first Director of Football Operations. Braatz held that position for five years until being fired on November 21, 1991, with the team having a 2-9 record. In 1992, he was hired as the Miami Dolphins Director of College Scouting and retired in 2003.
- "Marquette Has Depth, Power--Except at Ends". Retrieved December 27, 2015.
- "Borden, Braatz Sign With Dallas". Retrieved December 27, 2015.
- "Dolphins Welcome Former Packers VP". Retrieved December 27, 2015.
- "Braatz retires after 38 NFL seasons as executive and scout". Retrieved December 27, 2015.