Statement from Governor Martin O'Malley on the Passing of Baltimore Colts Tight End John Mackey
Annapolis, MD (July 7, 2011) – Governor Martin O’Malley today issued the following statement on the passing of Baltimore Colts tight end John Mackey:
“Today, we reflect on the life of John Mackey, a great Baltimore Colt and one of football’s legendary players.
"His remarkable talents on the football field revolutionized the tight end position and earned him a place in history in the Hall of Fame, while his loyalty, determination and integrity off the field have earned him a place in our hearts.
“We are saddened by his passing and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time.”