Stan Mauldin

Stanley Hubert Mauldin (December 27, 1920 – September 24, 1948) was an Ameican professional football player who was an offensive tackle for the Chicago Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He died of a heart attack after a game against the Philadelphia Eagles in 1948.[1] His number 77 is retired by the Cardinals. This cause of death is disputed by direct family members, as later accounts from Cardinal team members say he was accidentally kicked in the back of the skull during the course of the game, causing him to die of internal bleeding. He left behind a wife, Helen Hall Mauldin, and two boys, Richard D Mauldin, and Stanley Jr Mauldin.

Stan Mauldin
Stan Mauldin.jpg
No. 77
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born:(1920-12-27)December 27, 1920
Amarillo, Texas, U.S.
Died:September 24, 1948(1948-09-24) (aged 27)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school:Amarillo
NFL Draft:1943 / Round: 7 / Pick: 53
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:19
Games started:17
Fumble recoveries:2
Player stats at · PFR

Military serviceEdit

Stanley Mauldin was also a World War 2 Veteran, serving in the Army Air Corps. He flew 35 missions overseas in World War II. In 1945, he was named to the All-Army Air Force Eleven.[2]

Sports Honors[2]Edit

  • Named to the All-Army Air Force Eleven
  • Member of the winning team, the Chicago Cardinals, in the NFL Championship in 1947.
  • His NFL jersery number 77 is retired by the Cardinals organization
  • Named "Outstanding Athlete" in 1942 by The University of Texas
  • Inducted into the University of Texas Longhorn Hall of Honor in 1969
  • Playing for Amarillo High School in the Texas Panhandle region, he was named "All-State" as a Center and Linebacker in 1938
  • Inductee #12 for the Texas Panhandle Sports Hall of Fame

Notable Family and RelativesEdit


  1. ^ "Chicago Card Tackle Dies After Game". Mt. Vernon Register-News. September 25, 1948.
  2. ^ a b "Stanley Mauldin". Retrieved December 7, 2022.

External linksEdit