|No. 62, 67, 87|
|Position:||Guard and Tight End|
|Born:||October 25, 1932|
Newark, New Jersey
|Died:||June 26, 2014 (aged 81)|
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||255 lb (116 kg)|
|High school:||Union (NJ)|
|NFL Draft:||1954 / Round: 23 / Pick: 276|
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Robert Michael Mischak (October 25, 1932 – June 26, 2014) was a college and professional American football guard and tight end who played six seasons in the American Football League, from 1960 to 1965. He was selected by his peers as a Sporting News AFL All-League guard in 1960 and 1961. He was an AFL Eastern Division All-Star in 1962. He also played in the National Football League for the New York Giants and was a starting guard in the famed 1958 "Greatest Game Ever Played". In addition, Mischak was a 3-time Super Bowl champion coach with the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders.
In an October 1953 game against Duke at the Polo Grounds in New York City, Mischak made an improbable play to seal a 14–13 Army victory that was chronicled in David Maraniss' biography of Vince Lombardi, When Pride Still Mattered. Late in the fourth quarter, Duke running back Red Smith ran a double reverse for what would have been a go-ahead touchdown, but was pursued by Mischak from 73 yards behind. As Smith neared the endzone, Mischak caught up to him and made a touchdown-saving tackle short of the goal line. Two subsequent stops by the Army defense yielded a historic victory for head coach Red Blaik. Col Blaik was later to write “In somehow catching and collaring (Smith), Mischak displayed heart and a pursuit that for one single play I have never seen matched."
- David Maraniss (1999). When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi. ISBN 9780684844183. Retrieved June 27, 2014 – via Google Books.
- "2017 Army Sports Hall of Fame Plaque Unveiling Ceremony". GoArmyWestPoint.com.
- "Top Ten All Time NFL Players from service academies". NFL.com.
- Randy Lange. "Titans G Bob Mischak, 'AFL Original,' Dies". Newyorkjets.com. Archived from the original on 2014-06-28. Retrieved June 27, 2014.
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