|No. 62, 63, 67|
|Born:||November 6, 1937|
|Died:||December 13, 2010 (aged 73)|
Rolling Meadows, Illinois
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||243 lb (110 kg)|
|High school:||Campbell Memorial (OH)|
|NFL Draft:||1959 / Round: 5 / Pick: 55|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at PFR|
Andrew Bertram Cvercko (November 6, 1937 – December 3, 2010) was an American football guard in the National Football League for the Green Bay Packers, Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins. He played college football at Northwestern University.
Cvercko attended Campbell Memorial High School. He accepted a football scholarship from Northwestern University, where he was coached by Ara Parseghian. He became a two-way left tackle and a three-year starter.
As a senior, he was awarded the Big Ten Conference Medal of Honor, which is given annually to a male and female athlete at each of the Big Ten institutions, who demonstrates the greatest proficiency in scholarship and athletics.
In 2000, he was inducted into the Northwestern Athletic Hall of Fame.
Green Bay Packers
Cvercko was selected by the Green Bay Packers in the fifth round (55th overall) of the 1959 NFL Draft, with the intention of playing him at offensive guard. As a rookie, he suffered a knee injury in the season opener against the Chicago Bears and was lost for the year. In 1960, he was a reserve player.
In 1962, he started all 14 games at left guard. In the second game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, he was called for a holding penalty that negated a 99-yard touchdown reception (at the time a league record) from Frank Clarke and because it was in the end zone, it was called a safety, which created a nine-point swing in the game and contributed to a 28–30 loss.
After football, he researched nuclear magnetic resonance at Argonne National Laboratories and worked as an electronic engineer at Motorola. On December 3, 2010, he died at his home in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. His brother Jack Cvercko was a football All-American in 1962 and was selected in the 1963 NFL Draft, but a chronic knee injury prevented him from becoming a professional football player.
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- "Green Bay Trades Cvercko To Dallas". The Milwaukee Journal. September 5, 1961.
- "Star: Cowboys, Steelers Share Unique, But Rivaled History". Archived from the original on November 18, 2015. Retrieved 2015-11-17.
- "Browns Acquire Two Veterans". The Milwaukee Sentinel. July 11, 1963.
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- "Andrew Cvercko Bio". NU Sports. Retrieved February 3, 2020.