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John Matuszak

PositionDefensive end
Number78, 79, 72
Birth DateOctober 25, 1950
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Death DateJune 17, 1989(age 38)
Debutyear1973
DebutteamHouston Oilers
Finalyear1981
FinalteamLos Angeles Raiders
Draftyear1973
Draftround1
Draftpick1
CollegeTampa
Teams * Houston Oilers (1973) * Houston Texans (WFL) (1974) * Kansas City Chiefs (1974-1975) * Washington Redskins (1976)* * Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders (1976-1982)
Highlights * 2x Super Bowl champion (Super Bowl XI, Super Bowl XV)
Stat1labelGames played-started
Stat1value123-78
Stat2labelFumble recoveries
Stat2value7
Stat3labelTouchdowns
Stat3value1
NflMAT783550

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John Daniel "Tooz" Matuszak (October 25, 1950 - June 17, 1989) was an American football defensive lineman in the National Football League who later became an actor. He was the first draft pick of 1973 and played most of his career with the Oakland Raiders until he retired after winning his second Super Bowl in 1981. Matuszak participated in the 1978 World's Strongest Man competition, where he placed ninth. As an actor, he is probably most remembered as deformed Sloth in the 1985 movie The Goonies and Tonda in Caveman. His autobiography, Cruisin' with the Tooz, written with Steve Delsohn was published in 1987.


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