A native of Brazosport, Texas, Mack was a gifted two-sport letterwinner for the Bears excelling in both football and baseball from 1979-82. In football, the former cornerback was known for his deceptive speed and his ability to “shut down” any receiver he faced on the football field. A three-year starter, Mack’s performances help lead the Bears to a 24-18 victory over Clemson in the 1979 Peach Bowl, and the Southwest Conference Championship and Cotton Bowl berth the following year. In baseball, he posted an impressive .304 batting average for the Bears during his junior year.
In the 1983, the St. Louis/Phoenix Cardinals selected Mack in the 2nd round of the NFL Draft. He spent eight seasons with the Cardinals before finishing his 11-year professional career with brief stops with the San Diego Chargers, Kansas City Chiefs, and the New Orleans Saints.
While in high school, Cedric Mack turned down a contract offer and signing bonus from the St. Louis Cardinals in major league baseball to accept an athletic scholarship to play football at Baylor. He is also an accomplished musician. Mack was selected to the Texas All-State Symphony in High School as a First Chair Cellist, and he is the bass guitar player in the band at his local church.
Mack is currently a teacher and coach at Pasadena Dobie High School in Pasadena, Texas.
Be there this Saturday to join the “B” Association in giving a warm welcome to 2019 Baylor Football Legend, Cedric Mack!
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