(December 6, 1921-December 17, 2003)
Born in Waukegan, Illinois
Died in Sarasota, Florida
Quarterback for the Cleveland Browns (1946 - 1955)
Head coach of the Washington Redskins (1966 - 1968)
Head coach of the United States Cost Guard Academy's football team (1959-1965)
Five-time Pro Bowl Selection
Nine-time All-Pro Selection
Three-time UPI NFL MVP (1951, 1953, 1955)
Two-time AAFC MVP (sole winner in 1947, co-winner in 1948)
Chosen to the NFL's 75th Anniversary Team and 1950's All-Decade Team
Member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (inducted in 1965)
Why he might be annoying
Given the state of the Browns, you would be hard pressed to believe he led them to so much success.
He was influenced into playing another season of football after he announced he would be retiring the year before.
His college football career started after their football coach saw him play in an intramural game as a freshman.
He had an unsuccessful three years as Washington Redskins head coach, taking the job after Vince Lombardi declined an offer. Lombardi would take over after he resigned.
Why he might not be annoying
Every single season he played professional football, he was in a championship game.
He was an All-American in basketball, and in his only season in professional basketball, he won a title with the Rochester Royals of the National Basketball League.
An injury he suffered during one game helped influence the creation of football's facemask.
He was a multitalented musician, playing the violin, cornet, piano and French horn. He even won an Illinois state championship playing the French horn in high school.
After having surgery for colorectal cancer, he was active speaking about cancer awareness.
He ranked #86 in ESPN's
SportsCentury list of the 20th century's greatest North American athletes (1999).
Credit: whiff boy
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