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Born: Dec. 11, 1910 in Stratton, pop. 343

Died: Feb. 5, 1994 (age 83)

High School: Stratton, Lincoln

College/years: Nebraska, 1931-33

Games played in the NFL: 20

Fun facts:

  • Started 10 games at tailback for the Green Bay Packers over three seasons (1935-37).
  • Ended NFL career with 656 yards rushing on 190 carries with six touchdowns.
  • Won an NFL Championship with the Packers in 1936.
  • Left Nebraska with 1,570 yards rushing, and 701 yards passing.
  • Named All-American in 1933.
  • Was a member of three high school state championship teams (32-1-1) in football and two track teams.
  • Became a college coach at the University of New Hapshire (1937-41), University of Kansas (1946-47), United States Naval Academy (1948-49) and Baylor University (1950-1955).
  • Ended his college coaching career with a record of 78-55-9.
  • Was athletic director at Baylor from 1950-58.
  • Was general manager of the New York Titans in 1961, director of pro personel for the Titans/Jets from 1962-69 and GM of the Boston Patriots from 1969-70.
  • Inducted into the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame in 1971.
  • Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a player in 1954.


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