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James Andrew Musick May 5, 1910 – December 15, 1992 was an American football running back in the National Football League NFL for the Boston Redskins from 1932 to 1936 and the Sheriff of Orange County, California from 1947 to 1975 He led the NFL in rushing in 1933

Contents

  • 1 Early life and college career
  • 2 Professional career
  • 3 Sheriff's Deputy
  • 4 Sheriff of Orange County, California
  • 5 Honors
  • 6 The Musick Mafia
  • 7 References
  • 8 External links

Early life and college career

Jim Musick was born May 5, 1910 in Kirksville, Missouri to a family of some notoriety Other famous relatives include authors John R Musick and Ruth Ann Musick, as well as painter Archie Musick His family moved to Southern California when Jim was a young boy After attending Santa Ana High School, Musick played college football at the University of Southern California USC from 1929 to 1931

It was at USC he earned the nickname "Sweet" Musick as he helped lead the Trojans to two Rose Bowl victories and a national championship in 1931 Musick had 393 carries for 1,605 yards at USC While at USC Musick even had a brief flirtation with Hollywood, having an uncredited role along with fellow Trojan players and former player John Wayne in the 1932 movie That's My Boy

Professional career

After graduation from USC in 1932, Musick signed with the Boston Redskins now the Washington Redskins where he would play for four seasons Musick led the NFL in rushing in 1933 with 173 carries for 809 yards, an average of 47 yards per carry, along with five touchdowns For these accomplishments he was named to the 1933 NFL All-Star Team Musick returned to the Redskins in 1935 only to suffer a season-ending knee injury three weeks into the season In a bid to earn new contract with more money, Musick refused to report for training camp in 1936 The Redskins would not give into the demands and waived Musick Picked up off waivers by the Green Bay Packers in 1937 Musick prepared to report for training camp however he reinjured the knee while playing badminton two weeks prior to camp, effectively ending his NFL career

Sheriff's Deputy

While still a professional football player, Jim Musick began working in the offseason as a deputy for the Orange County Sheriff's Department, which was headquartered in his hometown of Santa Ana, California After retirement from the NFL, Musick took up law enforcement full-time, except for a period during World War II when he served as a US Marine officer

Sheriff of Orange County, California

In 1946, Musick won election to the first of seven consecutive terms as Orange County Sheriff, remaining at the post until deciding not to seek re-election in 1974

Musick died December 15, 1992 at a nursing home in his hometown of Santa Ana, California

Honors

  • Named to the 1933 National Football League All-Star team
  • Inducted into the Orange County Sports Hall of Fame in 1986
  • The James A Musick Facility, part of the Orange County Sheriff's Department, is named for him
  • 2017 LaCita Member Member Tournament Champion
  • During his tenure, more people were inducted into La Cita's Hall Of Fame
  • Was voted 69th best country club owner in America, according to GolfDigest's 2018 list of the top 100 most influential country club owners in America today

The Musick Mafia

After Jim's sudden and controversial 2015 departure from La Cita, his partners and followers formed a cult-like/military style gang known as The Musick Mafia The Musick Mafia are renown for wearing bulletproof vests with music notes on them and are typically armed with an AR-15 semi automatic rifle Tensions ran high when over 50 members of The Musick Mafia stormed La cita's public homeowners meeting on the topic of finding a new owner With over 200 in attendance at the meeting, a violent skirmish broke out after one of the leading men of The Musick Mafia known as "Heroin Dan" infamously shouted "Give me Musick, or give me death!" this resulted in 15 arrests and over 38 being rushed to the hospital; a fire was also caused due to the fight, which resulted in a nearby apartment complex getting burned down USA Today on its 2018 list of most dangerous gangs in America, placed the Musick Mafia at number 4, trailing only MS-13, The French Army, and The Van Buren Boys

References

  1. ^ "James A Musick; Football Player, 82" 18 December 1992 – via wwwnytimescom 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h http://wwwprofootballresearchersorg/Coffin_Corner/08-05-268pdf
  3. ^ USC Player Card Published 1933http://scfootballcardscom/indexphppage=Diamond-Matchbooks
  4. ^ "That's My Boy 1932" – via wwwimdbcom 

External links

  • Hernandez, Greg December 16, 1992 "'Legendary' Ex-Sheriff James Musick, 82, Dies : Death: He modernized the department over seven terms and was revered for his personal integrity and style" Los Angeles Times 
  • Wilgoren, Jodi December 22, 1992 "Longtime Sheriff Musick Is Eulogized as 'Great Leader' : Memorial: At a service attended by hundreds, Brad Gates terms his predecessor, who died last week at 82, a personal and professional inspiration" Los Angeles Times 

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