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Mike Bass #41

Professional Football

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A Bit About Me

From the very start, Mike Bass exhibited the leadership and role model traits of a first-born child. Born March 31, 1945, in Ypsilanti, Mich., a suburb of Detroit, to Thomas and Louise Bass, Mike made quite a name for himself in a family that already was blessed with great gifts and skills.

As the son of a medical doctor (Thomas ) and a teacher (Louise), Mike set an example of excellence for his two younger sisters, Leah and Ann, by distinguishing himself in the classroom and on the athletic fields. While at Ypsilanti High School, Mike was a three-sport athlete, earning honors in football, basketball, and track and field. But, it was football that led him to his destiny.

 

The recipient of a scholarship in 1963 to longtime football power University of Michigan, Mike played on the winning team in the 1965 Rose Bowl. A major in Psychology, he graduated two years later with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education.

"Lombardi said, 'Act like you've been there before' always kept me from embarrassing another player as a result of something I had done. Those that I played against were pros, and where respect is received, it should be given, which would not let me be demonstrative because of my success or his failure." ..... Mike Bass

#41 NFL Statistics

GAMES PLAYED

104

GAMES STARTED

104

INTERCEPTIONS

30

YARDS

478

KICK RETURNS

8

KICK RETURNED YARDS

LONGEST INT RETURN

68

FUMBLES RECOVERED

6

TOUCHDOWNS

6

105

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career

1945

Born in Ypsilanti, Michigan March 31, 1945

1963-1967

University of Michigan

Bachelor of Arts in Education,

Psychology Major

1965

Rose Bowl

1967

Packers 12th round draft pick

Starts Pro career as a Packer then sold to Detroit the same year.

1969

Signed with Redskins and Coach Vince Lombardi

Starts Pro career as a Packer then sold to Detroit the same year.

1967

College All-Star

1968

Activated from Lion cab Squad

On Detroit Cab Squad

1971

8 Interceptions,

second best in the NFC and

tied for 3rd in the NFL.

1972

Super Bowl VII Touchdown

Scored the first Redskin touchdown in a Super Bowl when he recovered a fumble by Miami Dolphin kicker, Garo Yepremian and returned it for a 49-yard touchdown

1972

Returned blocked goal for a Touchdown

Returned a blocked field goal 32 yards for a Touchdown against the St. Louis Cardinals on a Jim Bakken field goal attempt

1974

Best Season in Pro-Football

Returned an interception for a touchdown against the Giants and being named to the All NFC Ist team by the Associated Press, UPI, and Sporting News and named to the AIl-NFL 2nd team by the Associated Press.

1973

5 Interceptions, 3rd most in the NFC

1976

Retires from Pro-Football

Mike Bass retired from the Washington Football Team during the 1976 training camp, having been the starting right corner back since 1969 when Vince Lombardi inserted him in the line-up. During his career, he played 104 consecutive games, gave up only 8 touchdown passes, scored 6 touchdowns (4 by interceptions), and was considered one of the smartest cornerbacks in the NFL. Apparently, Vince Lombardi saw something in Mike Bass that the Detroit Lions just couldn't see.

1976-1997

Mike In The Bahamas

Retired from pro football, Mike leaves the US and spends time in Freeport, Bahamas, where he operates hotels & coaches American football.

1997

Mike returns to the US

2002

One Of The Greats

 Mike is selected as one of the 70 Greatest Redskins of all time

2022

Mike is inducted into the Washington Commanders Ring of Fame
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