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Football Player
    (August 26, 1918-July 30, 2013)
    Born in Russelville, Missouri
    Drafted 36th overall by the Detroit Lions in the 1940 NFL Draft
    Played for the Detroit Lions (1940)
    Assistant coach for the University of Southern California (1949-50) and the University of Missouri (1941, 1952-66)
    Head coach for the Saskatchewan Roughriders (1951)
    His nickname was 'Blackjack.'
    He shares his name with a news personality and a professional wrestler.
    He left his position as the Riders head coach, following the team's Grey Cup loss (1951).
    His playing career only lasted one season.
    He named his son after himself.
    He was a member of the USC Football Team that won the Rose Bowl (1938, 1939).
    He excelled at the guard position during his tenure at USC.
    He guided the Roughriders to a Grey Cup appearance in his lone season with the team.
    He also played rugby at USC, in addition to football.
    He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame (1955).

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