Curly Lambeau Football League
09-10-2023
#97|Mel Tom Defensive End
Waivers
BIOGRAPHICAL DATA
Total Rating  Help Conditioning 98%
Status Waivers Potential B-
Age 36 Born 07-14-1987 in Long Beach, CA
Drafted Round 5, Pick 71 (2009) Experience 13 Years (238 Wks)
College University of West Virginia, 2009 Salary 845 ($2.251M/2023 $)
OFFENSE DEFENSE SPEC TEAMS
Throw Power D- Catching C- Pass Cover D- Kick Power D-
Throw Acc C- Pass Blocking D+ Run Cover Kick Acc C-
Carrying C+ Run Blocking C- Tackling Kick Return
        Pursuit C+    
PHYSICAL MENTAL DEXTERITY
Speed Stamina Execution B- Agility
Strength B+ Health C- Aggressiveness Hands
Jumping B-     Attitude A- Break Tackle C-
ROLES
QB D+ C D+ DT B- SS C+ K GUN C+
WR C- G C- DE FS C- P D- KR C-
HB/TB C- T ILB B- CB C- LS D+ KRB C-
FB C- TE C- OLB B- H D+ HT KOS D-
Year Team G GS TKL SOLO AST SACK SAF STF DEF BRK INT INTY AVG LNG TD FF
2009 CLE 11 1 0 0 0 3.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 4
2010 CLE 9 0 0 0 0 1.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0
2011 CLE 14 1 0 0 0 1.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0
2012 CLE 14 1 0 0 0 1.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0
2013 CLE 14 8 0 0 0 3.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 2
2014 CLE 14 4 0 0 0 4.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 1
2015 CLE 16 16 0 0 0 3.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 1
2016 CLE 16 16 0 0 0 3.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 1
2017 CLE 16 16 0 0 0 12.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 3
2018 CLE 11 11 0 0 0 5.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 2
2019 CLE 16 16 0 0 0 4.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0
2020 CLE 16 16 0 0 0 6.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 3
2021 CLE 15 13 0 0 0 3.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0
Total   182 119 0 0 0 49.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 17

Career Transactions
DateTransaction
08-27-2023The Cleveland Ironmen have automatically waived Mel Tom to comply with the 65-man roster limit.
08-21-2023The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Earl Belgrave to the active roster. The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Mel Tom and Hugh Downs to the inactive roster.
08-14-2023The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Mel Tom to the active roster. The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Bill Atessis to the inactive roster.
01-30-2023The Cleveland Ironmen have acquired Mel Tom from the waiver wire; however, as he was traded or waived after the deadline and has not spent a full week on the wire, he will not be eligible for the postseason.
01-30-2023The Cleveland Ironmen have waived Mel Tom.
01-08-2023The Cleveland Ironmen have acquired Mel Tom from the waiver wire; however, as he was traded or waived after the deadline and has not spent a full week on the wire, he will not be eligible for the postseason.
01-08-2023The Cleveland Ironmen have waived Mel Tom.
01-01-2023The Cleveland Ironmen have acquired Mel Tom from the waiver wire; however, as he was traded or waived after the deadline and has not spent a full week on the wire, he will not be eligible for the postseason.
01-01-2023The Cleveland Ironmen have waived Mel Tom.
01-01-2023The Cleveland Ironmen have acquired Mel Tom from the waiver wire.
09-11-2022The Cleveland Ironmen have automatically waived Mel Tom to comply with the 53-man roster limit.
08-22-2022The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Ed Rowe to the active roster. The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Mel Tom to the inactive roster.
09-05-2021The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Buzz Nutter, Jake Olsavsky, Jim Colgate, Bob Dee, Hank Libby, Bill Line, J.C. Caroline, Elijah Pitts, Jack Armour, Linus Ford, Bart Starr, Rodger Bird, Blaine Nye, Bruce Tarbox, John Mackey, Dick Butkus, and Mel Tom to the active roster. The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Adrian Cronhauer, George Achica, Duncan Hines, Bob Babich, Soupy Sales, Jack Butler, Jackie Lomax, Laval Short, Gump Worsley, Earl Belgrave, Mike Raines, Dickie Post, Bill Atessis, "Special Delivery" Jones, George Tongue, Hubert Bobo, and Dew Hickey to the inactive roster.
08-09-2021The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Cleveland Fisk, Bob Babich, Petey Brooks, Zeke Amyx, Laval Short, Hubert Bobo, Bill Atessis, Tim Talamini, and Mike Raines to the active roster. The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Mel Tom, Bill Line, Dick Butkus, Jabo Biggs, Lorenzo Styles, Jim Colgate, Jack Armour, Jack Zilly, and Bob Dee to the inactive roster.
09-06-2020The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Bob Dee, Jack Zilly, Bill Line, Mel Tom, Dick Butkus, Rodger Bird, and Jabo Biggs to the active roster. The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Darris McCord, Hubert Bobo, George Achica, Jack Butler, John Singer, Cleveland Fisk, and Bill Atessis to the inactive roster.
08-10-2020The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Bill Elliott, John Singer, Steve O'Neill, George Foules, Ricky Nelson, Zeke Amyx, Skipper Zaleski, Joe Duquesne, George Achica, Jozo Brcic, Joe Card, Paige Bennett, John Spilis, Stevie Thomas, Laval Short, Hubert Bobo, Dave Birx, Adrian Cronhauer, and Bob Obee to the active roster. The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Mel Tom, Bob Babich, Bake Turner, John Mackey, Linus Ford, Bill Line, Rodger Bird, Dick Butkus, Jabo Biggs, Lorenzo Styles, Jake Olsavsky, Jack Cloud, Jim Colgate, Spike Warren, Jack Armour, Bart Starr, Dana Coin, Jack Zilly, Elijah Pitts, Bobby Victor, and Hank Libby to the inactive roster.
09-02-2019The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Bob Babich, Bill Line, Mel Tom, Dick Butkus, Rodger Bird, Jabo Biggs, Linus Ford, and Willie Wood to the active roster. The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Lisle Blackbourne, Hubert Bobo, Zeke Amyx, Merlin Fields, Joe Duquesne, Olaf Sven, John Singer, Coker Buckeye, Laval Short, and Bill Atessis to the inactive roster.
08-05-2019The Cleveland Ironmen have moved John Singer, Chuck McKinney, Johnny Seven, Lisle Blackbourne, Zeke Amyx, Jozo Brcic, Zeke Gaines, Allan Ellis, Hubert Bobo, Merlin Fields, Dalva Allen, and Doug Smythe to the active roster. The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Mel Tom, Bob Babich, Linus Ford, Rex Viceroy, Bill Line, Rodger Bird, Dick Butkus, Jabo Biggs, Lorenzo Styles, Stooge Stuart, Jack Tatum, Soupy Sales, Jim Colgate, J.C. Caroline, and Willie Wood to the inactive roster.
12-03-2018The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Jackie Lomax, Gump Worsley, and Mel Tom to the active roster. The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Van Brownson, Fern Rivard, and Coker Buckeye to the inactive roster.
10-28-2018The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Coker Buckeye to the active roster. The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Mel Tom to the inactive roster.
10-28-2018Mel Tom of the Cleveland Ironmen is injured with a lower leg fracture and is expected to be out for approximately 38 days.
09-03-2018The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Willie Wood, Dick Butkus, Bill Line, Spike Warren, Mel Tom, Linus Ford, Rodger Bird, Jabo Biggs, Soupy Sales, and Joe Duquesne to the active roster. The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Pettis Norman, Dick Evey, Stu Martin, Chukie Althoff, Rickey Orange, Lisle Blackbourne, Jozo Brcic, Jerry Muckensturm, Terry Glasgow, and Bernard Smith to the inactive roster.
08-06-2018The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Steve Leftridge, Roger Maness, Jim Copley, Zeke Amyx, George Achica, Jozo Brcic, Jerrott Scott, Bernard Smith, Jason Trotter, Spider Lockhart, Rankin Hunley, Gene Evans, and Vernon Gholston to the active roster. The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Mel Tom, Bob Babich, Linus Ford, Bill Line, Rodger Bird, Dick Butkus, Jabo Biggs, Stooge Stuart, Jack Tatum, Soupy Sales, Jim Colgate, Jack Zilly, and Willie Wood to the inactive roster.
12-17-2017Mel Tom of the Cleveland Ironmen is injured with a hip contusion and is expected to be out for approximately 2 days.
09-04-2017The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Spike Warren, Bill Line, Mel Tom, Dick Butkus, Rodger Bird, Jabo Biggs, and Willie Wood to the active roster. The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Lisle Blackbourne, Spider Lockhart, Denver Johnson, George Achica, Earl Belgrave, Pettis Norman, John McCall, Gene Krupa, Bob Jeter, Dalva Allen, and Mike Guess to the inactive roster.
08-07-2017The Cleveland Ironmen have moved John McCall, Frank Morris, Boyd Brim, Lisle Blackbourne, Mickey Slaughter, Tony Longo, Zeke Amyx, Denver Johnson, George Achica, Tom McElroy, Willie Zellner, Allen Bigby, Spider Lockhart, Rankin Hunley, Bob Jeter, Roman Gabriel, Brian Fitzgerald, Coker Buckeye, Vernon Gholston, Ron Harris, Dalva Allen, and Dennis Brock to the active roster. The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Mel Tom, Bob Babich, Andy Ballantine, Linus Ford, Bill Line, Gene Krupa, Rodger Bird, Dick Butkus, Jabo Biggs, Stooge Stuart, Jack Tatum, Jim Colgate, Joe Duquesne, Van Brownson, Dick Himes, Bart Starr, Dana Coin, Jack Zilly, Willie Wood, Gus Grissom, Bob Dee, and Buzz Nutter to the inactive roster.
09-05-2016The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Mel Tom, Linus Ford, Rodger Bird, Dick Butkus, Jabo Biggs, Jack Tatum, Willie Wood, and Elijah Pitts to the active roster. The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Lisle Blackbourne, Steve Brown, Nick Lyles, Dick Curry, Jozo Brcic, Marty Norris, Hank Taylor, Spider Lockhart, George Steele, and Bob Jeter to the inactive roster.
08-08-2016The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Bob Dee, George Steele, Dalva Allen, and Gabriel Rivera to the active roster. The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Joe Duquesne, Jack Zilly, Bill Line, and Mel Tom to the inactive roster.
09-07-2015The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Jack Tatum, Joe Duquesne, Bob Jeter, Mel Tom, Dick Butkus, Rodger Bird, Jabo Biggs, and Willie Wood to the active roster. The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Lisle Blackbourne, Tony Longo, Zeke Amyx, Joe Sigurdson, Charles Larson, Nick Jones, Vernon Vanoy, and William Frerotte to the inactive roster.
08-10-2015The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Don Studwell, Dick Boures, Frank Morris, Boyd Brim, Eric Stinson, Bucky McAdams, Zeke Amyx, Charles Larson, Gene Leftridge, Bill Roe, Grant Stabler, Joe Sigurdson, Ephraim Harris, and Marvin Beatty to the active roster. The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Mel Tom, Bob Babich, Linus Ford, Bill Line, Rodger Bird, Dick Butkus, Jack Tatum, Jim Colgate, Joe Duquesne, Jack Zilly, Willie Wood, Bob Jeter, Vernon Vanoy, and Lionel Aldridge to the inactive roster.
09-28-2014The Cleveland Ironmen have changed Dale Mize's name to Mel Tom.
08-18-2014The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Spike Warren, Bob Babich, Bill Line, Dale Mize, Dickie Post, and Willie Wood to the active roster. The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Russell Crafts, Eddie Abrams, Mike Fox, Eric Stinson, and Don Studwell to the inactive roster.
08-04-2014The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Lisle Blackbourne, Frank Morris, Gary Glick, Bill Roe, Mike Fox, Eric Stinson, Bucky McAdams, Don Studwell, Soupy Sales, Mike Hartings, Billy Hipa, and Jozo Brcic to the active roster. The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Jack Tatum, Joe Duquesne, Bob Babich, Bill Line, Bob Jeter, Mike Guess, Dale Mize, Lionel Aldridge, Dick Butkus, Jabo Biggs, and Willie Wood to the inactive roster.
08-19-2013The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Roman Gabriel, Rickey Orange, Rex Viceroy, Dale Mize, Artie Jones, Bruce Tarbox, Lionel Taylor, Mike LaHood, and Hale Irwin to the active roster. The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Paul Rochester, Steve Brown, Dickie Crapper, Grant Lee, Bubbo Thorogood, Jack Mackalavage, James Hugasian, Bill Roe, Marmaduke Trent, and Vinny Vanzo to the inactive roster.
08-05-2013The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Bonnie Sloan, Vinny Vanzo, Paul Rochester, and Jim Beecham to the active roster. The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Joe Duquesne, Dale Mize, Lionel Aldridge, and Jabo Biggs to the inactive roster.
08-06-2012The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Dale Mize, Bill Story, and Bruce Tarbox to the active roster. The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Vinny Vanzo, Glen Ray Hines, and Bonnie Ladd to the inactive roster.
08-06-2012The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Frank Morris, Vinny Vanzo, Roy Smith, Karl Sciarra, and Bonnie Ladd to the active roster. The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Dale Mize, Bill Line, Lamar Lundy, Joe Duquesne, and Tom Day to the inactive roster.
05-02-2010The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Duane Pickford and Dale Mize to the active roster. The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Lisle Blackbourne and Tony Longo to the inactive roster.
01-03-2010The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Rickey Orange, Andy Ballantine, Bill Line, Dick Himes, and Vernon Vanoy to the active roster. The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Glen Ray Hines, Gene Krupa, Mike Fox, Dale Mize, and Cleveland Fisk to the inactive roster.
12-28-2009The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Mike Fox and Dale Mize to the active roster. The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Ken Kortas and Audrey Bruce to the inactive roster.
12-21-2009The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Ken Kortas to the active roster. The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Dale Mize to the inactive roster.
11-23-2009The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Dale Mize, Cleveland Fisk, Glen Ray Hines, and Gene Krupa to the active roster. The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Terry Falcon, Vernon Vanoy, Dick Himes, and Bill Line to the inactive roster.
11-15-2009The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Andy Ballantine, Ken Kortas, Terry Falcon, and Vernon Vanoy to the active roster. The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Glen Ray Hines, Gene Krupa, Dale Mize, and Cleveland Fisk to the inactive roster.
10-26-2009The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Dale Mize to the active roster. The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Vernon Vanoy to the inactive roster.
10-26-2009The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Gary Champagne and Vernon Vanoy to the active roster. The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Audrey Bruce and Dale Mize to the inactive roster.
10-05-2009The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Dale Mize and Cleveland Fisk to the active roster. The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Bill Story and Vernon Vanoy to the inactive roster.
10-04-2009The Cleveland Ironmen have changed Dave Mize's name to Dale Mize.
10-04-2009The Cleveland Ironmen have changed Dave Moore's name to Dave Mize.
09-20-2009The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Bill Story and Vernon Vanoy to the active roster. The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Dave Moore and Drake Harbour to the inactive roster.
09-14-2009The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Orman Cunningham, Dave Moore, Drake Harbour, and Rex Viceroy to the active roster. The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Vernon Vanoy, Dick Himes, Roland Miles, and Bill Story to the inactive roster.
09-07-2009The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Joe Duquesne, Tom Day, and Joe Kaiers to the active roster. The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Ken Kortas, Donnie Pearson, and Dave Moore to the inactive roster.
08-10-2009The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Russell Crafts, Delroy Wilma, Rudy Bukich, Charlie Greer, Jim Kregel, Orman Cunningham, Tom Garden, Roy Blue, Johnny Moffett, Chris Bragonier, Tony Adams, Ray Mix, Donnie Pearson, Ross Bjork, Ron Colter, Gene Krupa, Dan Justin, Dutch Collie, Steve Walter, Francis Peay, Dave Moore, Drake Harbour, Grant Lee, John Frank, Michael London, Jack Mackalavage, and Jim Chevrolet to the active roster. The Cleveland Ironmen have moved Moe Racine, Lamar Lundy, Jack Tatum, Joe Duquesne, Tony Gabriel, Andy Ballantine, Jim LeClair, Jim Cadile, Don Poppowell, Monte Clark, Steve Luke, Joe Niagara, Wendell Scott, Augie Pabst, Dick Himes, Joe Lukens, Lionel Taylor, Rod Huntley, Bob Jeter, Mike Fox, Mike Guess, Tom Day, Joe Kaiers, Leland Glass, Don Trull, Fair Hooker, and Bruce Landon to the inactive roster.