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Lance Mehl

Born: Feb 14, 1958

Birthplace: Bellaire

Profession: American football player

Nationality: United States

Lance Mehl

Date of Birth : Feb 14, 1958
Birth Place : Bellaire

Lance Alan Mehl is a former professional American football player. He played 8 seasons for the New York Jets of the National Football League from 1980-1987. He was an All-American at Penn State University. He was selected by the Jets in the 3rd round of the 1980 NFL Draft. He was named to the Pro Bowl in. Mehl was the leading tackler for the unbeaten 1978 Nittany Lion team. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Arts Education from Penn State University in 1980. Mehl was a three-sport team captain at Bellaire High School in Bellaire, Ohio in football, baseball, and basketball. Today, Mehl works with troubled youth in hopes of leading them away from a discouraging future. He is the father of four sons: Lance, Lucas, Logan, and Layne. Lance's mother was the sister of Charles Meadows and William Meadows, both now dead. they all grew up in south eastern Ohio. According to Lance Mehl's 1984 Topps football card #153 Lance was the Jets leading interceptor in 1983. Lance is perhaps the club's most consistent defensive player.

Profession


  • American football player
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