|Born:||May 29, 1946|
(Woodbury, New Jersey)
|NFL Draft:||1968 / Round: 5 / Pick: 119|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at PFR|
Michael Strickler McBath (born May 29, 1946 in Woodbury, New Jersey) is an American businessman, former professional American football player, and part-owner of the Orlando Predators of the Arena Football League. He is a former president of the NFL Retired Players Association.
In 1991, McBath co-founded the Orlando Predators, one of the Arena Football League's most successful franchises. McBath and his partners sold the team in 1997, but he returned as a part-owner in 2004.
McBath played five seasons (1968–1972) in the National Football League with the Buffalo Bills. McBath was released midway through the 1972 after suffering a sciatic nerve injury. He signed briefly with the Washington Redskins before moving to World Football League to play a season with the Florida Blazers.
McBath was a two-way player at Penn State, playing offensive and defensive line. He was inducted into the Gloucester County Sports Hall of Fame in 1992 for his accomplishments while at Woodbury Junior-Senior High School in Woodbury, New Jersey.
McBath is involved with Orlando-based "The City of Legends," an organization which provides benefits and services for retired professional athletes in exchange for participation in local charity events.
- Orlando Predators History[permanent dead link], orlandopredators.com, November 16, 2006.
- Bills Alumni Spotlight: Mike McBath, Jim Gehman, buffalobills.com, February 9, 2004.
- The City of Legends website
- Scheiber, Dave (2003-03-14). "Making his pitch". St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved 2008-03-24.
- Gehman, Jim (2004-02-09). "Bills Alumni Spotlight: Mike McBath". buffalobills.com. Archived from the original on 2007-12-01. Retrieved 2008-03-24.
- "List of Inductees Into the Gloucester County Sports Hall Of Fame". Gloucester County Sports Hall Of Fame. Archived from the original on 2008-05-31. Retrieved 2008-03-24.