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Charles Schley Mercein (born April 9, 1943 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is a former professional American football running back in the National Football League for six seasons for the New York Giants, Green Bay Packers, Washington Redskins and New York Jets. As a pro, Mercein is best remembered for his performance in the Packers' game-winning drive in the 1967 NFL Championship Game, known popularly as the Ice Bowl. That day, he ran six times for 20 yards, and had two receptions for 22 yards, most of which occurred in that game's final drive.
Mercein, along with Packers guard Jerry Kramer and linebacker Dave Robinson, provided commentary about the 1967 Green Bay Packers in the NFL Network documentary America's Game . His inclusion was notable in that unlike Kramer and Robinson, who both had long and storied careers with the Packers, Mercein was signed mid-season, and after the Ice Bowl, appeared in but one more game with the team (Super Bowl II).
Personal life[edit | edit source]
Mercein enjoyed a 45 year career on Wall Street, working as an Institutional Sales Trader during the off-seasons while he was playing football, and continuing on after his retirement from the game in 1971. Now a husband and grandfather, Mercein currently resides with his wife in White Plains, New York.