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George Little (1889 - 1957)

) George Edkin Little (May 27, 1889 – February 23, 1957) was an American football player, and coach of football, basketball, and baseball, and college athletics administrator. He served as the...

6/26/2016 6/26/2016

Joe Theismann (1949 - d.)

Joseph Robert Theismann (born September 9, 1949) is an American former professional football player, sports commentator, corporate speaker and restaurateur. He played quarterback in the National Foot...

5/19/2016 5/19/2016

Daniel Constantine Marino, Jr. (born September 15, 1961) is a former American football player who was a quarterback for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). The last quarterback ...

4/17/2016 4/17/2016

John Albert Elway, Jr. (born June 28, 1960) is a former American football quarterback and current executive vice president of football operations and general manager of the Denver Broncos of the Nati...

4/17/2016 4/17/2016

4/16/2016 4/16/2016

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...

11/21/2010 4/13/2016

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...

4/6/2008 4/13/2016

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...

6/4/2011 4/13/2016

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...

8/24/2011 4/13/2016

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 ...

8/25/2011 4/13/2016

Frank Gifford MP (1930 - 2015)

Francis Newton "Frank" Gifford (August 16, 1930 – August 9, 2015) was an American football player and television sports commentator. After a 12-year playing career as a running back and flanke...

1/13/2009 4/13/2016

Alan Ameche (1933 - 1988)

"Alan Ameche", "The Horse Ameche"

Professional Football Player. A hard-running fullback, he won the 1954 Heisman Trophy as a senior at the University of Wisconsin. Not selected by his home-state Green Bay Packers, he became the first r...

4/11/2016 4/11/2016

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)...

8/27/2009 4/10/2016

Jackie Dickerson Parker MP (1932 - 2006)

'Jack Dickerson "Jackie" Parker ' Jack Dickerson "Jackie" Parker (January 1, 1932 – November 7, 2006), born in Knoxville, Tennessee, was an American football player who became an All-American ...

3/5/2014 4/4/2016

Johnny Mack Brown (1904 - 1974)

"John Mack Brown"

Johnny Mack Brown (September 1, 1904 – November 14, 1974) was an American college football player and film actor originally billed as John Mack Brown at the height of his screen career. Earl...

8/25/2014 4/4/2016

Edward K. Hall (1870 - 1932)

4/1/2016 4/1/2016

Pat Tillman MP (1976 - 2004)

Patrick Daniel "Pat" Tillman (November 6, 1976 – April 22, 2004) was an American football player who left his professional career and enlisted in the United States Army in June 2002 in the aft...

2/1/2016 4/1/2016

Milan Harrison Detweiler (1888 - 1984)

"Det"

Milan Harrison Detweiler, Du Quoin, Ill. Proposed by H. A. Buehler, M. H. Thornberry, Charles Y. Clayton. Born 1888, Lebanon, Mo. 1906—11, Mo. School of Mines, Rolla, Mo., B. S. 1909—...

4/8/2015 3/11/2016

Truxtun Hare (1878 - 1956)

Thomas Truxtun Hare (October 12, 1878 – February 2, 1956) was an American track and field athlete who competed in the hammer throw and All rounder events. He was also a college football player...

5/20/2015 5/20/2015

Knowlton Ames (1868 - 1931)

Knowlton Lyman "Snake" Ames (May 27, 1868 – December 23, 1931) was an American football player for Princeton University from 1886 to 1889, and the Chicago Athletic Association, in 1892. In 189...

4/16/2015 4/16/2015

Sid Gillman MP (1911 - 2003)

Sidney "Sid" Gillman (October 26, 1911 – January 3, 2003) was an American football player, coach, executive, and innovator. Gillman's insistence on stretching the football field by throwing de...

9/12/2007 4/11/2015

Paul "Bear" Bryant MP (1913 - 1983)

"Bear"

Nothing but a winner. That's how I described myself even before I broke the record that made me the winningest coach in the history of big-time college football at that time. I was national coach of ...

5/22/2009 4/1/2015

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...

3/21/2015 3/21/2015

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-...

3/21/2015 3/21/2015

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...

3/15/2015 3/15/2015

Eric Tipton (1915 - 2001)

Eric Gordon Tipton (April 20, 1915 – August 29, 2001) was an outfielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Philadelphia Athletics and the Cincinnati Reds. Also known as a college foot...

3/2/2015 3/2/2015

Louis Leo "Lou" Holtz (born January 6, 1937) is a retired American football coach, and active sportscaster, author, and motivational speaker in the United States. He served as the head football coach...

12/3/2010 1/24/2015

Bo Schembechler (1929 - 2006)

Glenn Edward "Bo" Schembechler, Jr. (April 1, 1929 – November 17, 2006) was an American football player, coach, and athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Miami Unive...

12/30/2014 12/30/2014

Woody Hayes (1913 - 1987)

Wayne Woodrow "Woody" Hayes (February 14, 1913 – March 12, 1987) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head coach at Denison University (1946–1948), Miami Universi...

12/30/2014 12/30/2014

John Ferraro (1924 - 2001)

John Ferraro (1924–2001) was the longest-serving Los Angeles City Council member in the history of the city—thirty-five years, from 1966 until his death in 2001—and the president...

12/1/2014 12/1/2014

Langdon "Biffy" Lea (1874 - 1937)

Langdon "Biffy" Lea (May 11, 1874 – October 10, 1937) was an American football player and coach. He played college football at Princeton University, where he was selected as a first-team All-A...

5/6/2008 11/19/2014

Charles Dudley "Charlie" Daly (October 31, 1880 – February 12, 1959) was an American football player and coach, an author, and served in the United States Army during World War I. He played co...

8/4/2014 8/4/2014

Earl Blaik MP (1897 - 1989)

Earl Henry "Red" Blaik (February 15, 1897 – May 6, 1989) was an American football player, coach, college athletics administrator, and United States Army officer. He served as the head football...

7/1/2014 7/1/2014

Bill Dudley MP (1921 - 2010)

"Bullet Bill"

William McGarvey "Bullet Bill" Dudley (December 24, 1921 – February 4, 2010) was a professional American football player in the National Football League for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Detroit ...

6/29/2014 6/29/2014

John J. Tigert (1882 - 1965)

John James Tigert, IV (February 11, 1882 – January 21, 1965) was an American university president, university professor and administrator, college sports coach and the U.S. Commissioner of Edu...

12/21/2013 12/21/2013

George R. Pfann (1902 - 1996)

George R. Pfann (October 6, 1902 – December 17, 1996) was an American football player and coach. He played college football at Cornell University, where he starred as a quarterback and was twice...

12/19/2013 12/19/2013

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...

11/30/2008 11/3/2013

Henderson E. "Harry" "Dutch" Van Surdam (September 28, 1881 – May 28, 1982) was an American football player and coach. He played college football at Wesleyan University from 1902 to 1905. Surd...

10/25/2013 10/25/2013

Pop Warner (1871 - 1954)

Glenn Scobey Warner (April 5, 1871 – September 7, 1954), most commonly known as Pop Warner, was an American football player and coach. He served as the head coach at the University of Georgia ...

8/26/2013 8/26/2013

Tom Harmon (1919 - 1990)

Heisman Trophy winner Thomas Dudley Harmon was a star player in United States college football, a sports broadcaster, and patriarch of a family of American actors. As a player, he is considered by some...

1/24/2010 8/16/2013

Charlie Conerly (1921 - 1996)

Charles Albert Conerly, Jr. (September 19, 1921 – February 13, 1996) was an American football quarterback in the National Football League for the New York Giants from 1948 through 1961. Conerl...

8/15/2013 8/15/2013

John "Jack" Beckett (January 5, 1892 – July 26, 1981) was an American football offensive tackle who played for the University of Oregon and the U.S. Marine Corps' Mare Island team. Early lif...

8/15/2013 8/15/2013

Frank "Buck" O'Neill (1875 - 1958)

Frank J. "Buck" O'Neill (March 6, 1875 – April 21, 1958) was an American football player and coach. He served as head football coach at Colgate University (1902, 1904–1905), Syracuse Un...

8/10/2013 8/10/2013

Benny Boynton (1898 - 1963)

"The Purple Streak"

Benjamin Lee Boynton (December 6, 1898 – January 23, 1963), aka "The Purple Streak", was a professional football player who played during the early years of the National Football League. He wa...

8/10/2013 8/10/2013

Buster Ramsey (1920 - 2007)

"Buster Ramsey"

Garrard Sliger "Buster" Ramsey (March 16, 1920 – September 16, 2007) was an American football player who starred at William and Mary and was the first head coach of the American Football Lea...

8/7/2013 8/7/2013

C. Everett Bacon (1890 - 1989)

C. Everett "Ev" Bacon (August 18, 1890 – February 1, 1989) was an American football quarterback in college. He was also a star athlete in baseball, basketball, tennis, and golf. Bacon was tw...

8/5/2013 8/5/2013

Nile Kinnick (1918 - 1943)

Nile Clarke Kinnick, Jr. (July 9, 1918 – June 2, 1943) was a student and a college football player at the University of Iowa. He won the 1939 Heisman Trophy and was a consensus All-American. H...

6/4/2013 6/4/2013

Clarence Wiley "Doc" Spears (July 24, 1894 – February 1, 1964) was an American football player, coach, and doctor. He was an All-American guard at Dartmouth College (1914–1915) and serv...

12/1/2012 12/1/2012

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...

10/30/2008 10/17/2012

Donold B. 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...

9/24/2012 9/24/2012

Hobey Baker, Capt. MP (1892 - 1918)

"Hobey Baker", "Bobby"

Hobey Baker Biographical Summaries of Notable People Birth: Jan 15 1892 - Bala Cynwyd Death: Cause of death: Aviation accident or incident - Dec 21 1918 - Toul Residences: Philadelphia, Bala Cy...

9/24/2012 9/24/2012

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...

9/7/2012 9/24/2012

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...

10/14/2008 9/24/2012

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...

9/19/2012 9/19/2012

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 ...

2/20/2012 2/20/2012

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...

2/20/2012 2/20/2012

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 Poin...

8/24/2010 2/20/2012

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 ...

3/11/2010 2/11/2012

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...

2/8/2012 2/8/2012

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 ...

2/8/2012 2/8/2012

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 Hall ...

2/6/2012 2/6/2012

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...

10/7/2009 2/5/2012

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...

11/7/2011 11/7/2011

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...

10/24/2011 10/24/2011

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...

10/24/2011 10/24/2011

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-A...

10/23/2011 10/23/2011

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...

10/22/2011 10/22/2011

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...

11/24/2008 10/21/2011

Walter Chauncey Camp MP (1859 - 1925)

Professional Football Coach. He is known as the "Father of American Football." Among his creations are the play from scrimmage, the numerical assessment of goals and tries, the restriction of eleven te...

11/12/2010 10/21/2011

Ted Coy (1888 - 1935)

""Ted""

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...

3/11/2009 10/21/2011

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...

10/14/2011 10/14/2011

Fran Tarkenton MP

Atlanta, GA, USA

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 ...

4/25/2008 10/11/2011

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...

8/25/2011 8/25/2011

Sid Luckman MP (1916 - 1998)

"Sid"

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...

8/25/2011 8/25/2011

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...

8/25/2011 8/25/2011

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...

8/25/2011 8/25/2011

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...

12/17/2007 8/24/2011

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...

12/6/2010 8/24/2011

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...

12/4/2010 8/24/2011

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...

12/2/2010 8/24/2011

Knute Rockne MP (1888 - 1931)

"Knut Rokne"

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...

8/22/2009 8/24/2011

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...

11/12/2010 8/24/2011

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...

10/28/2008 8/24/2011

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...

11/12/2010 8/24/2011

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...

11/12/2010 8/24/2011