John Matuszak

Player of American football John Matuszak

John Daniel "Tooz" Matuszak was an American football defensive lineman in the National Football League who later became an actor. He was the first draft pick of 1973 and played most of his career with the Oakland Raiders until he retired after winning his second Super Bowl in 1981. Matuszak participated in the 1978 World's Strongest Man competition, where he placed ninth. As an actor, he played the deformed Sloth in the 1985 movie The Goonies and Tonda in Caveman.
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Deceased
17 June 1989

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Savings to be applied to Napier Avenue project - Herald Palladium (subscription)
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ST. JOSEPH - Savings from a street project now underway will be applied to resurfacing and sewer work on Napier Avenue next year, city engineer Tim Zebell told city commissioners Monday. Commissioners approved hiring
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Stormy weather over Lions Park Drive - Herald Palladium (subscription)
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ST. JOSEPH - Mark Kiesel, the man who has offered to pay for beach access improvements at Second Street, is having trouble getting zoning variances approved for an adjacent property on Lions Park Drive,
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Meeting with Mr. Merger - Herald Palladium (subscription)
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30 By JOHN MATUSZAK - HP Staff Writer ST. JOSEPH - A top consultant on safety services will be meeting Aug. 30 with City Manager Frank Walsh, city commissioners and other officials to discuss the possibility of consolidating the fire and police
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Benton Twp. property owners to pay 10% more for street lighting - Herald Palladium (subscription)
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BENTON TOWNSHIP - Residents next year will see a 10 percent increase in what they pay for maintaining street lights, but most won't be experiencing sticker shock. Nearly all property owners will pay less than $10
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The new kid - Herald Palladium (subscription)
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She'll find a room full of new faces. No doubt she'll be hoping that they like her and that they all get along. The big difference this year is that Jillian Crockett, 23, goes from student to teacher
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All grades will ride on same buses - Herald Palladium (subscription)
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BRIDGMAN - Bridgman elementary, middle and high school students will be on the same buses together this year as a cost-saving measure, and district officials are promising to make sure all students have a safe ride to
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This Evening: From Russia With Love Dolls - Deadspin
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Pete Dexter's 1981 classic on John Matuszak: "Matuszak was on the way to the Canadian Football League when Al Davis flew out from Oakland and offered him a chance to play for the Raiders in 1976. He has been there since. 'It's the only place I could
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Short-term bane or boon? - Herald Palladium (subscription)
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ST. JOSEPH - Some residents told the St. Joseph Planning Commission on Thursday that they have serious reservations about increasing the number of vacation rentals for large events, such as next year's PGA tournament
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Health department seeks to recoup casino-related spending - Herald Palladium (subscription)
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BENTON HARBOR - The Berrien County Health Department dropped more than $22000 at the Four Winds Casino in the past 12 months without going near a slot machine, the board of health learned Wednesday
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Alex Rodriguez, Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant and Today's Sports News - Bleacher Report
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A little later on, there was John Matuszak. He was also a defensive end, and he was also a No. 1 pick, as he was taken first overall by the Houston Oilers in 1973. He played with the Raiders from 1976 to 1982, winning two Super Bowls
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Waves of entertainment - Herald Palladium (subscription)
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ST. JOSEPH - The theme for this year's Venetian Festival, "Splish Splash: A Musical Bash," seems fitting for an event that began with a lighted boat parade. "We thought it would be a fun theme to go with," said Laurie
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Summer sno (cones) = new job - Herald Palladium (subscription)
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ST. JOSEPH - Stevensville resident Troy Walter has turned an extended stretch of unemployment into a pretty cool idea for a family business. Walter, 43, is a former Navy corpsman who has worked as everything from a
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SJ ready to unveil latest plans for beach access - Herald Palladium (subscription)
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ST. JOSEPH - The city is ready to float its latest plan for improved beach access at Lions Park Drive and Second Street, with revisions that appear to address the concerns of neighbors and commissioners
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Adult day center in the works - Herald Palladium (subscription)
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ST. JOSEPH - The Area Agency on Aging is ready to begin a major renovation and expansion project that will offer an adult day center with nursing home-style care and other medical help through doctors and nurses
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Beach bacteria bingo - Herald Palladium (subscription)
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ST. JOSEPH - Like a brief summer shower, a ban on swimming at Silver Beach County Park, enacted Friday because of bacteria levels, passed quickly and bathers were back in the water Saturday. Officials had closed the
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Curious Kids' Museum exterior to get dolled up - Herald Palladium (subscription)
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ST. JOSEPH - The Curious Kids' Museum wants to continue to pique curiosity about what's going on inside the attraction with a new sign, seating and sculptures outside along the Bluff. Museum officials received the
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The Legendary Oakland Raiders Love Em Hate Em They Are Greatest of All Time - Bleacher Report
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Huge names and pain givers like Jack Tatum, Otis Sistrunk, Ted Hendricks, Howie Long, Lyle Alzado, Gene Upshaw, Art Shell, John Matuszak, Matt Millen, Henry Lawrence, honestly , I could go on forever. Regardless these player punished opponents to the
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    THIRTIES
  • 1989
    Age 38
    Matuszak died on June 17, 1989 as a result of acute propoxyphene intoxication, an accidental overdose of the prescription drug Darvocet, according to the findings of the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1979
    Age 28
    His first major role was in the 1979 movie North Dallas Forty as a football player.
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  • 1976
    Age 25
    Then he found himself with the Raiders in 1976 after being released in pre-season by the Washington Redskins.
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  • 1975
    Age 24
    The Oilers, displeased that he tried joining the WFL, traded him to the Kansas City Chiefs, where he played until 1975.
  • 1973
    Age 22
    Matuszak, drafted by the Houston Oilers of the NFL, was the first draft pick of 1973.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1950
    Born
    Matuszak was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1950 to Audrey and Marvin Matuszak.
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