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Jimmy Conzelman
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Football Player
    (March 6, 1898-July 31, 1970)
    Born in St. Louis, Missouri
    Attended Washington University in St. Louis
    Quarterback for the Decatur Staleys (1920), Rock Island Independents (1921-1922), Milwaukee Badgers (1922-1924), Detroit Panthers (1925-1926) and the Providence Steam Roller (1927-1929)
    Head coach for the Rock Island Independents (1921-1922), Milwaukee Badgers (1922-1924), Detroit Panthers (1925-1926), Providence Steam Roller (1927-1929), St. Louis Gunners (1931), Washington University (1932-1939) and the Chicago Cardinals (1940-1942, 1946-1948)
    Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame (1964)
    He was a journeyman player.
    A knee injury ended his playing career.
    The Panthers had less team support in his time as a player, coach and owner.
    His first coaching stint with the Cardinals was a disappointment.
    In his final NFL game of his coaching career, the Cardinals lost to the Philadelphia Eagles in the 1948 NFL Championship Game by 7 points in heavy snowy weather.
    He was one of the original NFL players.
    He was the quarterback of the 1919 Rose Bowl winning Great Lakes Navy Team.
    He guided the Steam Roller to their only NFL Championship title as a player-coach (1928).
    He was also behind the T-formation 'Million Dollar Backfield' Cardinals team that won the 1947 NFL Championship title.
    He used to play the piano.
    He was selected into the NFL 1920s All-Decade Team.

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