Former Baltimore Colts tight end Jim Mutscheller passed away Friday at the age of 85.
Mutscheller is a prominent figure in Baltimore sports history, as he made two big plays in overtime during the Colts' history 1958 NFL championship win over the New York Giants.
Mutscheller caught a 6-yard pass that put the Colts on the 1-yard line. Seconds later, fullback Alan Ameche rumbled into the end zone for a touchdown that is forever etched into pro football history. Mutscheller made a key block on the play.
Mutscheller played nine seasons for the Baltimore Colts and went to one Pro Bowl. He was a sure-handed pass catcher and rugged player.
The Beaver Falls, Pa. native served two years in the Marines, in Korea and Japan, after graduating from Notre Dame.
He died of kidney failure at St. Joseph's Hospital in Towson. A viewing will be held Tuesday at the Ruck Funeral Home in Towson from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.. His funeral will be held Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at Saint Joseph's Catholic Church in Cockeysville.