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Wylie G. Woodruff (1866 - 1930)

Wylie Glidden Woodruff (March 4, 1866 – June 21, 1930) was an American football player and coach. He played guard at the University of Pennsylvania under his older brother, George Washington W...

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Hamilton S. Fish, III, US Congress (1888 - 1991)

Hamilton Fish III (born Hamilton Stuyvesant Fish and also known as Hamilton Fish, Jr.; December 7, 1888 – January 18, 1991) was a soldier and politician from New York State. Born into a family...

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Paul Leroy Robeson MP (1898 - 1976)

Paul Leroy Robeson (April 9, 1898 – January 23, 1976) was an African-American concert singer (bass-baritone), recording artist, athlete and actor who became noted for his political radicalism ...

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Martin V. Bergen (1872 - 1941)

Martin Vorhees "Mike" Bergen (January 1872 – July 8, 1941) was an American football player, coach, and lawyer. He served as the head football coach at Grinnell College (1894–1895, 1902&...

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Donold Lourie (1898 - 1990)

Donold B. Lourie (August 22, 1899 – January 15, 1990) was an American businessman, government official, and college football player. He served for many years as the president of the Quaker Oat...

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Captain Hobey Baker (1892 - 1918)

Hobart Amory Hare "Hobey" Baker (January 15, 1892 – December 21, 1918) was an American amateur athlete of the early twentieth century. Considered the first American star in ice hockey by the H...

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Steve Young MP

Jon Steven "Steve" Young (born October 11, 1961) is a former American college and professional football player who was a quarterback in the National Football League (NFL) for fourteen seasons during th...

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Tommy Lee Jones MP

Tommy Lee Jones (born September 15, 1946) is an American actor and film director. He has received three Academy Award nominations, winning one as Best Supporting Actor for his performance as U.S. Marsh...

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Gov. Endicott "Chub" Peabody (1920 - 1997)

Endicott Peabody (February 15, 1920 – December 1, 1997) was the 62nd Governor of Massachusetts from January 3, 1963 to January 7, 1965. Early life Endicott Peabody, nicknamed "Chub", w...

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Phil Olsen MP

Phillip Vernor Olsen (born April 26, 1948) is a former center and defensive tackle in the National Football League for the Los Angeles Rams and Denver Broncos and the son of Lynn Jay and Merle Olsen. H...

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Merlin Olsen MP (1940 - 2010)

Merlin Jay Olsen (September 15, 1940 – March 11, 2010) was an American football player in the National Football League, NFL commentator, and actor. He played his entire 15-year career with the L...

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Merril Duaine Hoge MP

Merril's Bio from his website "Merril Hoge.com" Ever since Merril Hoge was eight-years-old, he dreamed of being a professional football player. Growing up in a small town in Idaho, the goal seemed un...

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Benny Friedman MP (1905 - 1982)

Great football player who invented the forward pass. Won the Downtown Athletic Club trophy before it was renamed the Heisman. Benjamin "Benny" Friedman (March 18, 1905 – November 24, 1982)...

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Richard B. Wigglesworth (1891 - 1960)

Richard Bowditch "Dick" Wigglesworth (April 25, 1891 – October 22, 1960) was an American football player and coach and United States Representative from Massachusetts. He was born in Boston. H...

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Bear Bryant (1913 - 1983)

Paul William "Bear" Bryant (September 11, 1913 – January 26, 1983) was an American college football player and coach. He was best known as the longtime head coach of the University of Alabama ...

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Burt Reynolds MP

Burton Milo "Burt" Reynolds, Jr. (born February 11, 1936) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, director, voice artist, and comedian. Some of his memorable roles include Bo 'Bandit' Darville in Sm...

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Jack Kemp, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (1935 - 2009)

Jack French Kemp (July 13, 1935 – May 2, 2009) was an American politician and a collegiate and professional football player. A Republican, he served as Housing Secretary in the administration ...

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Clinton William Murchison, Jr. (1923 - 1987)

on left in profile photo . Clint William Murchison Jr., (September 12, 1923 in Dallas, Texas-March 30, 1987) was a businessman and founder of the Dallas Cowboys football team. A son of Clint ...

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General James Van Fleet (1892 - 1992)

James Alward Van Fleet (March 19, 1892 – September 23, 1992) was a U.S. Army officer during World War I, World War II and the Korean War. Van Fleet was a native of New Jersey, who was raised i...

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Jim Tatum (1913 - 1959)

James M. "Big Jim" Tatum (July 22, 1913 – July 23, 1959) was an American football and baseball player and coach. Tatum served as the head football coach at the University of North Carolina at ...

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Doc Blanchard (1924 - 2009)

Felix Anthony "Doc" Blanchard (December 11, 1924 – April 19, 2009) is best known as the college football player who became the first ever junior to win the Heisman Trophy, Maxwell Award and wa...

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Glenn Woodward Davis (1924 - 2005)

) Glenn Woodward Davis (December 26, 1924 – March 9, 2005) was an American football halfback famous in the 1940s. A member of the Class of 1947 at the United States Military Academy at West Po...

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Emmitt James Smith, III MP

Emmitt James Smith III is a professional football player and television personality. Smith entered the ranks of the NFL after attending the University of Florida in the late '80s; the Dallas Cowboys ...

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Admiral Joseph M. Reeves ("Father of Carrier Aviation") (1872 - 1948)

center in profile photo Joseph Mason "Bull" Reeves (November 20, 1872 - March 25, 1948) was an admiral in the United States Navy, who was an early and important supporter of U.S. Naval Aviation. Th...

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Eugene Luther Vidal, Sr. MP (1895 - 1969)

Eugene Luther "Gene" Vidal (April 13, 1895 – February 20, 1969) was an American athlete and aviation pioneer. He was the father of author Gore Vidal. Contents [hide] * 1 Athletic highlight...

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T. A. Dwight "Tad" Jones (1887 - 1957)

Thomas Albert Dwight "Tad" Jones (February 22, 1887 – June 19, 1957) was an American football player and coach in the United States. He served as the head football coach at Syracuse University...

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Howard Harding Jones (1885 - 1941)

Howard Harding Jones (August 23, 1885 – July 27, 1941) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head coach at Syracuse University (1908), Yale University (1909, 1913), Ohio ...

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Christian "Red" Cagle (1905 - 1942)

) Christian "Red" Keener Cagle (May 1, 1905 – December 26, 1942) was a professional American football halfback and quarterback from 1930 to 1934, who was inducted into the College Football Hal...

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William Hanford "Big Bill" Edwards (1877 - 1943)

William Hanford "Big Bill" Edwards (February 23, 1877 – January 4, 1943) was an American football player who played guard at the Princeton University from 1896 to 1899. After graduation he bec...

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Edwin Denby, U.S. Sec'y of the Navy (1870 - 1929)

Edwin Denby (February 18, 1870 – February 8, 1929) was an American lawyer and politician who served as Secretary of the Navy in the administrations of Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge fro...

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Bill Belichick MP

William Stephen "Bill" Belichick (pronounced /ˈbɛlɨtʃɪk/; born April 16, 1952) is an American football head coach for the New England Patriots of the National Footb...

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Arthur D. Bond MP (1902 - 1983)

Arthur D. Bond (1902-1983) was a Rhodes Scholar, captain of the University of Missouri Tigers football team and Director of the A.P. Green Refractories Company. Bond was born in Perryville, Misso...

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Billy Howton MP

Madrid, Spain

Billy Howton's name will probably never roll off the tongue of most Packer fans, but he was one of the most prolific receivers in franchise history  ... Packers Hall of Fame   Billie ...

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Roger Goodell, Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL) MP

Roger S. Goodell (born February 19, 1959) is the Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL), having been chosen to succeed the retiring Paul Tagliabue on August 8, 2006. He was chosen over fo...

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Alex Smith MP

Alexander Douglas Smith (born May 7, 1984) is a professional American football player and starting quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. Smith attended the University...

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Jerome "The Bus" Abram Bettis MP

Jerome Abram "The Bus" Bettis (born February 16, 1972) is a retired American football halfback who played for the NFL's Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams and Pittsburgh Steelers. Bettis is considered one of t...

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William B. Bankhead, 47th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives MP (1874 - 1940)

William Brockman Bankhead (April 12, 1874 – September 15, 1940) was an American politician from Alabama who served as U.S. Representative and Speaker of the House. He was a Democrat. Bankhead ...

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Harry Augustus Stuhldreher MP (1901 - 1965)

Harry Augustus Stuhldreher (October 14, 1901 – January 26, 1965) was an American football player, coach, and college athletics administrator. He played quarterback at University of Notre Dame fr...

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Clinton L. Hare (1864 - 1909)

Clinton Larue "Clint" Hare (November 7, 1864 – June 4, 1909) was a manager, organizer, and coach of American football, and a lawyer and grocer. He served as the head football coach at Purdue U...

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Frank S. Butterworth (c.1872 - 1950)

Frank Seiler Butterworth, Sr. (September 21, 1870 – August 21, 1950) was an All-American football player and coach. Butterworth attended Yale University where he was a fullback on Yale's footb...

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William "Pudge" Heffelfinger (1st professional football player) (1867 - 1954)

William "Pudge" Walter Heffelfinger (December 20, 1867 – April 2, 1954) was an American football player and considered the first to play professionally. He was inducted into the College Footba...

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Paul Stagg (1909 - 1992)

Paul Stagg (March 18, 1909 – September 4, 1992) was an American football player, coach, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Moravian College (1934 ...

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Amos Alonzo "Lonnie" Stagg, Jr. (1899 - 1996)

. Amos Alonzo "Lonnie" Stagg, Jr. (April 11, 1899 – May 17, 1996), sometimes called Young Stagg was an American football player and coach of college football and basketball. Stagg was born i...

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Amos Alonzo Stagg (1862 - 1965)

Amos Alonzo Stagg (August 16, 1862 – March 17, 1965) was an American athlete and pioneering college coach in multiple sports, primarily football. He served as the head football coach at Spring...

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Henry "Hank" Ketcham (1891 - 1981)

) Henry Holman "Hank" Ketcham (June 17, 1891 – November 1986) was an American football player. He played the center and guard positions for Yale University. He was selected as a first-team All...

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Hugh Smith Knox (1883 - 1936)

Hugh Smith Knox (January 27, 1883 – January 2, 1936) was an American football player. He played at the halfback position at Yale University and was selected as a first-team All-American in 190...

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Foster Rockwell (1880 - 1942)

Foster Haven Rockwell (August 15, 1880 – January 26, 1942) was an All-American football player and hotelier. A native of Vermont, Rockwell played football at Yale University and was selected a...

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S. F. B. Morse ("The Duke of Del Monte") (1885 - 1969)

Samuel Finley Brown Morse (July 18, 1885- May 10, 1969) was an environmental conservationist and the developer of Pebble Beach. He was known as the Duke of Del Monte and ran his company from the 1919...

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Lucius Horatio "Ray" Biglow (1885 - 1961)

Lucius Horatio "Ray" Biglow, III (often spelled Bigelow; February 28, 1885 – July 9, 1961) was an American football player and coach. He played right guard for Yale University from 1905 to 190...

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George W. Woodruff, Acting U.S. Secretary of the Interior (1864 - 1934)

George Washington Woodruff (February 22, 1864 – March 24, 1934) was an American football player, rower, coach, teacher, lawyer and politician. He served as the head football coach at the Unive...

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Caspar William Whitney (1864 - 1929)

Caspar William Whitney (September 2, 1864 – January, 18 1929) was an American author, editor, explorer, and war correspondent. He originated the concept of the All-American team in college foo...

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Lee "Bum" McClung, 22nd Treasurer of the United States (1870 - 1914)

Thomas Lee "Bum" McClung (March 26, 1870 – December 19, 1914) was an American football player who later served as the 22nd Treasurer of the United States. McClung was born in Knoxville, Tenn...

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Ted Coy (1888 - 1935)

Edward Harris "Ted" Coy (May 23, 1888 – September 8, 1935) was an American football player. Coy was selected as a first-team All-American three straight years from 1907 to 1909 and was later s...

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Tony Romo MP

Antonio Ramiro "Tony" Romo is an American football quarterback. He currently plays for the Dallas Cowboys.-------------------- Antonio Ramiro "Tony" Romo (born April 21, 1980) is a professional Ameri...

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Troy Kenneth Aikman MP

Troy Kenneth Aikman (born November 21, 1966) is a former American Football quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys in the National Football League. The number one overall draft pick in 1989, Aikman played...

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Fran Tarkenton MP

Atlanta, GA, USA

Francis Asbury "Fran" Tarkenton (born February 3, 1940) is a former professional football player, TV personality, and computer software executive. He is best known for playing quarterback with the ...

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Frank Gifford MP

Francis Newton "Frank" Gifford (born August 16, 1930) is a Hall of Fame former American football player and American sportscaster. Early life Gifford was born in Santa Monica, California, the son...

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Bobby Layne (1926 - 1986)

Robert Lawrence "Bobby" Layne (December 19, 1926 – December 1, 1986) was an American football quarterback who played for 15 seasons in the National Football League. He played for the Chicago B...

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Sid Luckman MP (1916 - 1998)

Sidney Luckman, known as Sid Luckman, (November 21, 1916 – July 5, 1998) was an American football quarterback for the Chicago Bears from 1939 to 1950. During his 12 seasons with the Bears he l...

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Otto Graham (1921 - 2003)

Otto Everett Graham, Jr. (December 6, 1921 – December 17, 2003) was a professional American football and basketball player who played for the Cleveland Browns in both the All-America Football ...

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Jim Thorpe MP (1888 - 1953)

Jacobus Franciscus "Jim" Thorpe (Sac and Fox (Sauk): Wa-Tho-Huk, translated to Bright Path) (May 28, 1888 – March 28, 1953) was an American athlete of mixed ancestry (mixed Caucasian and Ameri...

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Mel Hein (1909 - 1992)

Melvin Jack Hein (August 22, 1909 – January 31, 1992) was an American Professional Football player for the New York Giants. Hein played fifteen seasons for the Giants (1931-45) and never misse...

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Sammy Baugh (1914 - 2008)

Samuel Adrian "Slingin' Sammy" Baugh (March 17, 1914 – December 17, 2008) was an American football player and coach. He played college football for the Horned Frogs at Texas Christian Univer...

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Harmon Clayton "Clay" Killebrew, Sr. (1893 - 1953)

Harmon Killebrew, Sr., a painter and sheriff, was a member of an undefeated Millikin College football team who was later named an All-American under eventual Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Greasy Neal...

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Maj. General Dennis E. Nolan (1872 - 1956)

Dennis E. Nolan (April 22, 1872 – February 24, 1956) was a career officer with the United States Army through three wars. He distinguished himself by heading the first modern American military...

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Jimmy Clausen MP

James Richard "Jimmy" Clausen (born September 21, 1987, in Thousand Oaks, California) is an American football quarterback for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. He was selected by t...

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Brig. General Richard Coulter, Jr. MP (1870 - 1955)

Richard Coulter, Jr. (October 3, 1870 – September 26, 1955) was a World War I general, a businessman, a professional football player and a banker. Early life and career Richard Coulter, Jr...

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Byron "Whizzer" White, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1917 - 2002)

Byron Raymond "Whizzer" White (June 8, 1917 – April 15, 2002) won fame both as a football halfback and as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Appointed to the court...

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Orenthal "OJ" James Simpson MP

Orenthal James Simpson was born on July 9, 1947, in San Francisco, California. His aunt gave him the name Orenthal, which supposedly was the name of a French actor she liked. OJ is what he usually goes...

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David E Schnell (1966 - 2011)

Inducted into the Indiana Football Hall of Fame in Richmond, Indiana -- May 21, 2010 A 1985 graduate of Elkhart Central High School, Schnell was the named to the first team All-Northern Indiana Confe...

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Colonel Gordon Johnston MP (1874 - 1934)

Gordon Johnston (May 25, 1874 – March 8, 1934), was an American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient and football player and coach. He played at the tackle position for Princeton University and...

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Joe Montana MP

Joseph "Joe" Montana, Jr., (born June 11, 1956), nicknamed Joe Cool, Golden Joe, The Golden Great and Comeback Joe, is a retired Hall of Fame football player in the National Football League (NFL) from ...

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Ben Roethlisberger MP

Benjamin Todd "Ben" Roethlisberger (pronounced /ˈrɒθlɨsbɜrɡər/; born March 2, 1982), nicknamed Big Ben, is an American football quarterback for the Pitt...

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Aaron Charles Rodgers MP

Aaron Charles Rodgers (born December 2, 1983 in Chico, California) is the starting football quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. Rodgers was selected in the first roun...

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Tom Brady MP

A pro football quarterback praised by no less than Sports Illustrated magazine as the most gifted player in the NFL, New England Patriots mainstay Tom Brady made international headlines for his spectac...

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Drew Brees MP

New Orleans, LA, United States

Andrew Christopher "Drew" Brees is a quarterback for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. He was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He playe...

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Eli Manning MP

Elisha Nelson Manning (born January 3, 1981) is an American football quarterback for the New York Giants of the National Football League. He is the younger brother of NFL quarterback Peyton Manning and...

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Peyton Williams Manning MP

Peyton Williams Manning (born March 24, 1976) is an American football quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). Manning holds the record for most NFL MVP awards with...

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Archie Manning MP

Elisha Archibald "Archie" Manning III (born May 19, 1949) is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League, playing for the New Orleans Saints from 1971 to 1982, then for the...

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Dr. Bradbury Norton Robinson, Jr. (1st legal forward pass) (1884 - 1949)

Bradbury Norton Robinson, Jr. (February 1, 1884 in Bellevue, Ohio – March 7, 1949 in Pinellas County, Florida) was a college football player for St. Louis University who threw the first legal ...

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Earl "Dutch" Clark (1906 - 1978)

Earl Harry "Dutch" Clark (October 11, 1906 – August 5, 1978) was an American professional football player for the Detroit Lions in the National Football League. In his final two seasons he was t...

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Dan Devine (1924 - 2002)

Daniel John Devine (December 22, 1924 – May 9, 2002) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head coach football coach at Arizona State University from 1955 to 1957, the Un...

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Frank Leahy MP (1908 - 1973)

Francis William Leahy (August 27, 1908 – June 21, 1973) was an American football player, coach, college athletics administrator, and professional sports executive. He served as the head footba...

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Ara Parseghian MP

Ara Parseghian is a former American football player and coach of Armenian descent. He served as the head football coach at Miami University (1951–1955), Northwestern University (1956–19...

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Knute Rockne MP (1888 - 1931)

Knute (pronounced "kah-NOOT") Kenneth Rockne (March 4, 1888 – March 31, 1931) was an American football player and is regarded as one of the greatest coaches in college football history. His bio...

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Terry Paxton Bradshaw MP

Terry Paxton Bradshaw (born September 2, 1948) is a former American football quarterback with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League (NFL). He played 14 seasons. He is a football analy...

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Bo McMillin MP (1895 - 1952)

Alvin Nugent "Bo" McMillin (January 12, 1895 – March 31, 1952) was a Hall-of-Fame college football player, and later successful head coach, who served at both the collegiate and professional lev...

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George Whitney Calhoun MP (1888 - 1963)

George Whitney Calhoun (1890–1963) was a sports and telegraph editor for the Press-Gazette of Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA. A native of Green Bay, Calhoun was a co-founder of the Green Bay Packers ...

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Wallace Wade MP (1892 - 1986)

William Wallace Wade (June 15, 1892 – October 7, 1986) was an American football player and coach of football, basketball, and baseball. He served as the head football coach at the University o...

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Lamar Hunt MP (1932 - 2006)

Lamar Hunt (August 2, 1932 – December 13, 2006) was an American sportsman and promoter of American football, soccer, basketball, and ice hockey in the United States and an inductee into three ...

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John H. Outland MP (1871 - 1947)

John H. Outland (March 7, 1871 – March 24, 1947) was an American football player and coach. He played football at Penn College in Oskaloosa, Iowa, the University of Kansas, and the University of...

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Fielding Harris Yost MP (1871 - 1946)

Fielding Harris Yost (April 30, 1871 – August 20, 1946) was an American football player, coach, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Ohio Wesleyan Univers...

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Walter Chauncey Camp MP (1859 - 1925)

The Father of American Football--- On April 7, 1859 in New Britain, Connecticut, Walter Chauncy Camp was born. Walter Camp is deemed "The Father of American Football" due to his significant contrib...

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Curly Lambeau MP (1898 - 1965)

Earl Louis "Curly" Lambeau (April 9, 1898 – June 1, 1965) was founder, player, and first coach of the Green Bay Packers professional American football team. He shares the distinction with rival ...

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Edward Charles Frutig MP (1918 - 2011)

Ed Frutig was a former All- American football player for the University of Michigan from 1938 to 1940. Former Michigan head coach, Fielding Yost, called Frutig the greatest Michigan pass receiver since...

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Tom Landry MP (1924 - 2000)

Thomas Wade Landry (September 11, 1924 – February 12, 2000) was an American football player and coach. He is legendary for his successes as the coach of the Dallas Cowboys. He is ranked as one o...

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