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  • Lynn Compton (1921 - 2012)
    Lynn Davis "Buck" Compton (December 31, 1921 – February 25, 2012) was a California Court of Appeals judge who served as the lead prosecutor in Sirhan Sirhan's trial for the assassination of Ro...
  • Doak Walker (1927 - 1998)
    Ewell Doak Walker, Jr. (January 1, 1927 – September 27, 1998) was an American football player. He played college football as a halfback at Southern Methodist University (SMU), where he won the...
  • Tobin Rote (1928 - 2000)
    Tobin Cornelius Rote (January 18, 1928 – June 27, 2000) was an American college and Professional Football player who played quarterback for the NFL's Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions, the C...
  • Kyle Rote (1928 - 2002)
    William Kyle Rote, Sr. (October 27, 1928 – August 15, 2002) was an All-American running back at Southern Methodist University, Class of 1951, played for 11 years for the New York Giants, 1951-...
  • Maxie Baughan
    Maxie Callaway Baughan, Jr. (born August 3, 1938) was an American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles, Los Angeles Rams, and the Washington Redskins. Baugh...

FOUNDERS & CONTRIBUTERS

  • Walter Camp, known as the "Father of American Football" is the person who founded the rules for what we know as American Football.
  • Fielding Yost invented the position of linebacker, co-created the first ever bowl game, the 1902 Rose Bowl, with then legendary UM athletic director Charles Baird, invented the fieldhouse concept that bears his name, and supervised the building of the first on-campus building dedicated to intramural sports.
  • John Outland conceived the idea of the Outland Trophy because of his belief that interior lineman were not given enough recognition in college football. The trophy is the third oldest college football trophy. Selection of the winner is made by the Football Writers Association of America.
  • Lamar Hunt was one of the founders of the American Football League (AFL), also the founder and owner of the National Football League's Dallas Texans/Kansas City Chiefs, and the Chicago Bulls.
  • Curly Lambeau) and promoter of the Green Bay Packers.

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

CLEVELAND INDIANS / CLEVELAND BULLDOGS

DALLAS COWBOYS

DETROIT LIONS

GREEN BAY PACKERS

MILWAUKEE BADGERS

PITTSBURGH STEELERS

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

BROWN UNIVERSITY

DUKE UNIVERSITY

LAFAYETTE COLLEGE

PENN UNIVERSITY

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY

YALE UNIVERSITY