Class of 2014 Semifinalist Profile: Karl Mecklenburg

 

FULL NAME

Karl Bernard Mecklenburg

POSITION

Linebacker

HT/WT

6’3”, 240

DATE OF BIRTH

September 1, 1960

BIRTHPLACE

Seattle, Wash.

HIGH SCHOOL

Edina West (Edina, Minn.)

COLLEGE

Augustana (SD); Minnesota

DRAFTED INTO NFL

Twelfth round (310th player overall) in 1983 by Denver

SEASONS/GAMES PLAYED

12/180

YEARS/TEAMS
1983-1994

 

CAREER STATS
Year Team G No.
1983 Denver 16 2.0
1984 Denver 16 7.0
1985 Denver 16 13.0
1986 Denver 16 9.5
1987 Denver 12 7.0
1988 Denver 9 1.0
1989 Denver 15 7.5
1990 Denver 16 5.0
1991 Denver 16 9.0
1992 Denver 16 7.5
1993 Denver 16 9.0
1994 Denver 16 1.5
Career Total 180 79
Additional Career Statistics: Interceptions: 5-128; Safety: 1; Fumble Recovery for TD: 2

 

ALL-PRO

1985 (AP, PFWA, NEA)  •  1986 (AP, PFWA, NEA, SN, PW)  •  1987 (NEA)  •  1989 (AP, PFWA, NEA, PW)

PRO BOWLS

(6) –1986,1987, 1988, 1990*, 1992, 1994
* Did not play

CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS

1984 Denver Broncos (AFC Western Division champions)
1986 Denver Broncos (AFC Western Division, AFC champions)
1987 Denver Broncos (AFC Western Division, AFC champions)
1989 Denver Broncos (AFC Western Division, AFC champions)
1991 Denver Broncos (AFC Western Division champions)

HALL OF FAME SEMIFINALIST

(3) – 2012-14

DID YOU KNOW?

Mecklenburg was drafted in the 12th round of the 1984 NFL Draft. The last Hall of Famer drafted in the 12th round or later was Redskins linebacker Chris Hanburger (18th round, 1965 NFL Draft).
No Hall of Fame members were born in Mecklenburg’s birthplace of Seattle, Wash.
Mecklenburg was  an extremely versatile defender. In 1985 he played every defensive position except cornerback and safety during a 31-23 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. 



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