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American Football Players

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  • Brig. General Carlton Lee (1919 - 2003)
    Carlton Lee was a Georgia Tech football player and engineering student in May 1941 when he sensed the United States was being pulled inexorably into war. So he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps, an...
  • Vernon "Catfish" Smith (1908 - 1988)
    ) Vernon "Catfish" Smith (January 14, 1908 – September 29, 1988) was an American football, basketball, and baseball player, coach, and military officer. A three-sport athlete at the University...
  • Spud Chandler (1907 - 1990)
    Spurgeon Ferdinand "Spud" Chandler (September 12, 1907 – January 9, 1990) was an American professional baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball as a right-handed starting pitcher an...
  • Murray Shelton (1893 - 1985)
    Murray Norcross Shelton (April 20, 1893 – August 14, 1985) was an American football player. Born in Dunkirk, New York, Shelton graduated from Cornell University in 1916 and was a member of the...

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