1942 NFL Draft

The 1942 National Football League Draft was held on December 22, 1941, at the Palmer House Hotel in Chicago.[1][2]

1942 NFL Draft
General information
Date(s)December 22, 1941
LocationPalmer House Hotel
in Chicago, IL
Overview
200 total selections in 22 rounds
LeagueNFL
First selectionBill Dudley, HB
Pittsburgh Steelers
Mr. IrrelevantStu Clarkson, C
Chicago Bears
Most selections (20)each team made 20 picks
Fewest selections (20)each team made 20 picks
Hall of Famers1

Player selections

= Hall of Famer

Round one

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
1 Pittsburgh Steelers Bill Dudley Halfback Virginia
2 Cleveland Rams Jack Wilson Fullback Baylor
3 Philadelphia Eagles Pete Kmetovic Halfback Stanford
4 Chicago Cardinals Steve Lach Fullback Duke
5 Detroit Lions Bob Westfall Fullback Michigan
6 Washington Redskins Spec Sanders Running back Texas
7 Brooklyn Dodgers Bobby Robertson Running back USC
8 New York Giants Merle Hapes Fullback Mississippi
9 Green Bay Packers Urban Odson Tackle Minnesota
10 Chicago Bears Frankie Albert Quarterback Stanford

Round two

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
11 Pittsburgh Steelers Vern Martin Back Texas
12 Cleveland Rams Jack "Indian" Jacobs Back Oklahoma
13 Philadelphia Eagles Vic Lindskog Center Stanford
14 Chicago Cardinals Lloyd Cheatham Back Auburn
15 Detroit Lions Alf Bauman Tackle Northwestern

Round three

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
16 Pittsburgh Steelers Ken Casanega Back Santa Clara
17 Cleveland Rams Roger Eason Tackle Oklahoma
18 Philadelphia Eagles Ted Williams Back Boston College
19 Chicago Cardinals Wilson "Bud" Schwenk Back Washington (St. Louis)
20 Detroit Lions Bob Dethman Back Oregon State
21 Washington Redskins Rufus Deal Back Auburn
22 Brooklyn Dodgers Curt Mecham Back Oregon
23 New York Giants Bob Sweiger Back Minnesota
24 Green Bay Packers Ray Frankowski Guard Washington
25 Chicago Bears Joe Boratyn Back Holy Cross

Round four

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
26 Pittsburgh Steelers Malcolm Kutner End Texas
27 Cleveland Rams Len Levy Guard Minnesota
28 Philadelphia Eagles Gordon Paschka Guard Minnesota
29 Chicago Cardinals Vince Banonis Center Detroit
30 Detroit Lions Dom "Mickey" Sanzotta Back Case Western Reserve

Round five

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
31 Pittsburgh Steelers Curt Sandig Back St. Mary's (TX)
32 Cleveland Rams Orville Matthews Back Oklahoma
33 Philadelphia Eagles Ernie Blandin Tackle Tulane
34 Chicago Cardinals Bob Reinhard Tackle California
35 Detroit Lions Joe Blalock End Clemson
36 Washington Redskins Joe Zeno Guard Holy Cross
37 Brooklyn Dodgers Vike Francis Back Nebraska
38 New York Giants Al Blozis Tackle Georgetown
39 Green Bay Packers Bill Green Back Iowa
40 Chicago Bears Martin Ruby Defensive tackle Texas A&M

Round six

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
41 Pittsburgh Steelers Charley Greene Tackle Tulsa
42 Cleveland Rams Mike Sweeney End Texas
43 Philadelphia Eagles Earl Younglove End Washington
44 Chicago Cardinals Chal Daniel Guard Texas
45 Detroit Lions Murray Evans Back Hardin–Simmons
46 Washington Redskins Harley McCollum Tackle Tulane
47 Brooklyn Dodgers Henry Stanton End Arizona
48 New York Giants Bob Glass Back Tulane
49 Green Bay Packers Joe Krivonak Guard South Carolina
50 Chicago Bears H.C. Burrus End Hardin–Simmons

Round seven

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
51 Pittsburgh Steelers Johnny Butler Back Tennessee
52 Cleveland Rams Italo Rossi Tackle Purdue
53 Philadelphia Eagles Billy Sewell Back Washington State
54 Chicago Cardinals Rupe Thornton Guard Santa Clara
55 Detroit Lions Tommy Colella Back Canisius
56 Washington Redskins Bob Fitch End Minnesota
57 Brooklyn Dodgers Wayne Goldsmith Back Emporia State
58 New York Giants Tommy Prothro Back Duke
59 Green Bay Packers Preston Johnston Back Southern Methodist
60 Chicago Bears Bob Jeffries Guard Missouri

Round eight

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
61 Pittsburgh Steelers Floyd Spendlove Tackle Utah
62 Cleveland Rams Bob Brumley Back Rice
63 Philadelphia Eagles Bill Halverson Guard Oregon State
64 Chicago Cardinals Doug Renzel Back Marquette
65 Detroit Lions Joe Franceski Tackle Scranton
66 Washington Redskins George Peters Back Oregon State
67 Brooklyn Dodgers Preston Flanagan End Texas
68 New York Giants Tom Kearns Tackle Miami (FL)
69 Green Bay Packers Joe Rogers End Michigan
70 Chicago Bears Frank Maznicki Back Boston College

Round nine

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
71 Pittsburgh Steelers Rayburn Chase Back Missouri
72 Cleveland Rams Hubert Ulrich End Kansas
73 Philadelphia Eagles Ray Graves Center Tennessee
74 Chicago Cardinals Chet Wetterlund Back Illinois Wesleyan
75 Detroit Lions Emil Banjavic Back Arizona
76 Washington Redskins Frank Swiger Back Duke
77 Brooklyn Dodgers Bob Gifford Back Denver
78 New York Giants Bob Merker End Millikin
79 Green Bay Packers Noah Langdale Tackle Alabama
80 Chicago Bears John Petty Back Purdue

Round ten

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
81 Pittsburgh Steelers Ernie Steele Back Washington
82 Cleveland Rams Bob deLauer Tackle USC
83 Philadelphia Eagles Jack Stackpool Back Washington
84 Chicago Cardinals Jud Ringer End Minnesota
85 Detroit Lions Bill Diehl Center Iowa
86 Washington Redskins John Goodyear Back Marquette
87 Brooklyn Dodgers Joe Petro Guard Muhlenberg
88 New York Giants Mike Kopcik End Georgetown (DC)
89 Green Bay Packers Gene Flick Center Minnesota
90 Chicago Bears Noah "Moon" Mullins Back Kentucky

Round eleven

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
91 Pittsburgh Steelers Thornley Wood Back Columbia
92 Cleveland Rams Ben Hightower End Sam Houston State
93 Philadelphia Eagles Noble Doss Back Texas
94 Chicago Cardinals Jim Fitzharris End St. Thomas (MN)
95 Detroit Lions John Polansky Back Wake Forest
96 Washington Redskins Al DeMao Center Duquesne
97 Brooklyn Dodgers Fraser "Pat" Donlan Tackle Manhattan He graduated from Manhattan College, where he played football in every game for 60 minutes. The New York Press Corps Nicknamed him the "Sixty-Minute Man" and the "Iron Man of College Football." He was named All-Metropolitan Tackle and Outstanding Lineman for New York City. He also received honorable mention for All-American honors for the All-American football team.
98 New York Giants John Solic Center St. Francis (PA)
99 Green Bay Packers Tom Farris Back Wisconsin
100 Chicago Bears Bill Geyer Back Colgate

Round twelve

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
101 Pittsburgh Steelers Bill Roach End Texas Christian
102 Cleveland Rams Walt Zirinsky Back Lafayette
103 Philadelphia Eagles Fred Meyer End Stanford
104 Chicago Cardinals Dick Brye Tackle Marquette
105 Detroit Lions Joe Stringfellow End Southern Mississippi
106 Washington Redskins Phil Ahwesh Back Duquesne
107 Brooklyn Dodgers Jim Thibaut Back Tulane
108 New York Giants Len Krouse Back Penn State
109 Green Bay Packers Jimmy Richardson Back Marquette
110 Chicago Bears Jim Daniell Tackle Ohio State

Round thirteen

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
111 Pittsburgh Steelers Wayne Holt Guard Tulsa
112 Cleveland Rams Ray Bradfield End Santa Clara
113 Philadelphia Eagles Bob Brenton Tackle Missouri
114 Chicago Cardinals Charley Givler Guard Wake Forest
115 Detroit Lions Tony Arena Center Michigan State
116 Washington Redskins John Kovatch End Notre Dame
117 Brooklyn Dodgers Art Deremer Center Niagara
118 New York Giants Bob Barnett Center Duke
119 Green Bay Packers Bruce Smith [3] Running back Minnesota
120 Chicago Bears Jackie Hunt Back Marshall

Round fourteen

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
121 Pittsburgh Steelers Clure Mosher Center Louisville
122 Cleveland Rams Tom Greene Tackle Georgia
123 Philadelphia Eagles John Wyhonic Guard Alabama
124 Chicago Cardinals Hugh Swink Tackle Oklahoma State
125 Detroit Lions Wolf Heinberg Tackle California-Santa Barbara
126 Washington Redskins Bill DeCorrevont Back Northwestern
127 Brooklyn Dodgers Stan Gervelis End Pittsburgh
128 New York Giants Pete Layden Back Texas
129 Green Bay Packers Bill Applegate Guard South Carolina
130 Chicago Bears Henry "Bob" Gude Center Vanderbilt

Round fifteen

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
131 Pittsburgh Steelers Hubbard Law Back Sam Houston State
132 Cleveland Rams Ike Peel Back Tennessee
133 Philadelphia Eagles O'Dell Griffin Guard Baylor
134 Chicago Cardinals Marv Harshman Back Pacific Lutheran
135 Detroit Lions Mac Speedie End Utah
136 Washington Redskins Marvin Whited Back Oklahoma
137 Brooklyn Dodgers Gene Davis Back Pennsylvania
138 New York Giants Buddy Jungmichel Guard Texas
139 Green Bay Packers Jim Trimble Tackle Indiana
140 Chicago Bears Joe Krutulis End Miami (FL)

Round sixteen

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
141 Pittsburgh Steelers Andy Tomasic Back Temple
142 Cleveland Rams Glenn Henicle Guard Tulsa
143 Philadelphia Eagles Bill Smaltz Back Penn State
144 Chicago Cardinals George Arabian Back St. Mary's (CA)
145 Detroit Lions Firman Bynum Tackle Arkansas
146 Washington Redskins Dean "Dee" Chipman Back Brigham Young
147 Brooklyn Dodgers Ed Masloski Back Scranton
148 New York Giants Keith Doggett Tackle Wichita State
149 Green Bay Packers Tom Kinkade Back Ohio State
150 Chicago Bears George Abel Guard Nebraska

Round seventeen

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
151 Pittsburgh Steelers Garth Chamberlain Tackle Brigham Young
152 Cleveland Rams Don Clawson Back Northwestern
153 Philadelphia Eagles Arnie Meiners End Stanford
154 Chicago Cardinals Jackie Crain Back Texas
155 Detroit Lions Dick Fisher Back Ohio State
156 Washington Redskins George Watts Tackle Appalachian State
157 Brooklyn Dodgers R. C. Pitts End Arkansas
158 New York Giants Verne Miller Tackle Harvard
159 Green Bay Packers Fred Preston End Nebraska
160 Chicago Bears Don Edmiston Tackle Tennessee

Round eighteen

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
161 Pittsburgh Steelers John Rokisky End Duquesne
162 Cleveland Rams Jack Graf Back Ohio State
163 Philadelphia Eagles Bill Braun Tackle Santa Clara
164 Chicago Cardinals Carl Suntheimer Center North Carolina
165 Detroit Lions George Speth Tackle Murray State
166 Washington Redskins Gene Stewart Back Willamette
167 Brooklyn Dodgers Ralph Miller Back Kansas
168 New York Giants John "Junie" Hovious Back Mississippi
169 Green Bay Packers Robert Ingalls Center Michigan
170 Chicago Bears Holt Rast End Alabama

Round nineteen

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
171 Pittsburgh Steelers Ray "Earthquake" Jenkins Back Colorado
172 Cleveland Rams Bill Regner End Oregon
173 Philadelphia Eagles Charley Dvoracek Back Texas Tech
174 Chicago Cardinals Jimmy Nelson Back Alabama
175 Detroit Lions Blair Heaton End Susquehanna
176 Washington Redskins Charlie Timmons Back Clemson
177 Brooklyn Dodgers Wilson Elliott Tackle Tennessee-Chattanooga
178 New York Giants Owen Price Back Texas-El Paso
179 Green Bay Packers George Benson Back Northwestern
180 Chicago Bears Edgar "Special Delivery" Jones Back Pittsburgh

Round twenty

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
181 Pittsburgh Steelers Frank Kapriva Guard Wake Forest
182 Cleveland Rams Gene Conley Tackle Washington
183 Philadelphia Eagles Marv Tommervik Back Pacific Lutheran
184 Chicago Cardinals Norvell Wallach Tackle Missouri
185 Detroit Lions Ben Collins Back West Texas State
186 Washington Redskins Milburn "Tiny" Croft Tackle Ripon
187 Brooklyn Dodgers Bill Polantonio Guard Elon
188 New York Giants Adam Kretowicz End Holy Cross
189 Green Bay Packers Horace "Deacon" Young Back Southern Methodist
190 Chicago Bears Bill Tessendorf Tackle Gonzaga

Round twenty-one

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
191 Washington Redskins Steve Juzwik Back Notre Dame
192 Brooklyn Dodgers Bert Hayes Back Wichita
193 New York Giants Jim "Blackie" Blumenstock Back Fordham
194 Green Bay Packers Henry Woronicz End Boston College
195 Chicago Bears Adolph Kissell Back Boston College

Round twenty-two

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
196 Washington Redskins Al Couppee Back Iowa
197 Brooklyn Dodgers Walt "Fuzzy" Fedora Back George Washington
198 New York Giants Milt Hull Tackle Florida
199 Green Bay Packers Woody Adams Tackle Texas Christian
200 [4] Chicago Bears Stu Clarkson Center Texas A&I

Hall of Famers

  • Bill Dudley, halfback from Virginia taken 1st round 1st overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Inducted: Professional Football Hall of Fame class of 1966.[5]

Notable undrafted players

= Pro Bowler[6]
Original NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
Chicago Bears Clint Wager  E Saint Mary's MIAC
Chicago Cardinals Chet Bulger  OT Auburn SEC
Cleveland Rams Bosh Pritchard  RB Georgia Tech SEC
Green Bay Packers Ted Fritsch  RB Wisconsin–Stevens Point WIAC
New York Giants Frank Liebel  DB Norwich Ind.
Washington Redskins Dick Poillon  RB/CB Canisius Little 3

References

  1. ^ Salomone, Dan (October 2, 2014). "NFL Draft headed to Chicago in 2015". Giants.com. New York Giants. Archived from the original on 2015-09-30. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
  2. ^ "NFL Draft Locations". www.footballgeography.com. 2014-10-02. Archived from the original on 2015-09-05. Retrieved 2014-10-23.
  3. ^ "1941 Heisman Trophy: Bruce Smith". Archived from the original on 2010-04-04. Retrieved 2008-08-04.
  4. ^ This last selection is commonly referred to as Mr. Irrelevant.
  5. ^ "Pro Football Hall of Fame: Bill Dudley profile". Archived from the original on 7 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-05.
  6. ^ Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro-Bowl at any time in their career.

External links

1941 Big Ten Conference football season

The 1941 Big Ten Conference football season was the 46th season of college football played by the member schools of the Big Ten Conference (also known as the Western Conference) and was a part of the 1941 college football season.

The 1941 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team, led by head coach Bernie Bierman, compiled a perfect 8–0 record, led the conference in both scoring offense and scoring defense, was ranked No. 1 in the final AP Poll, and won the program's second consecutive national championship. Halfback Bruce Smith was a consensus All-American and won the 1941 Heisman Trophy. Tackle Dick Wildung was also a consensus first-team All-American.

Michigan, under head coach Fritz Crisler, compiled a 6–1–1 record, outscored opponents 147 to 41, and was ranked No. 5 in the final AP Poll. Fullback Bob Westfall was selected as a consensus first-team player on the 1941 College Football All-America Team.

Ohio State, under head coach Paul Brown, compiled a 6–1–1 record, outscored opponents 167 to 110, and was ranked No. 13 in the final AP Poll.

Al DeMao

Albert Marcellus DeMao (February 29, 1920 – February 1, 2008) was an American football center in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins from 1945 to 1953. He played college football at Duquesne University and was drafted in the eleventh round of the 1942 NFL Draft.

Bill Smaltz

William Robert Smaltz Sr. (March 17, 1918 – September 14, 2001) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania from 1947 to 1953, compiling a 32–17–2 record including an undefeated season in 1953. As a collegiate athlete, he quarterbacked the Penn State Nittany Lions football squad for three seasons and earning a selection by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 1942 NFL Draft.

Bob Sweiger

Robert Michael "Bob" Sweiger (September 20, 1919 – November 1, 1975) was an American football back who played four seasons in the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) with the New York Yankees and Chicago Hornets. He was drafted by the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL) in the third round of the 1942 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Minnesota and attended Central High School in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Bobby Robertson

Robert James Robertson (June 18, 1917 – January 17, 2009) was an American football player who played one season with the Brooklyn Dodgers of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Brooklyn Dodgers with the seventh overall pick in the 1942 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Southern California and attended Omaha Central High School in Omaha, Nebraska. Robertson was a member of the USC Trojans 1939 national championship team. He served in the United States Navy during World War II.

Ernie Steele

Ernest Raymond Steele (November 2, 1917 – October 16, 2006) was an American football running back in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles, and the "Steagles", a team that resulted in the temporary merger of the Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers in 1943. A graduate of Highline High School in Burien, Washington (which made him a charter member of its Athletic Hall of Fame in 1999), he played college football at the University of Washington and was drafted in the tenth round of the 1942 NFL Draft.

He played in two NFL championship games for the Philadelphia Eagles.

After ending his football career Steele opened a diner and sports bar in Seattle, named "Ernie Steele's." It became a landmark and operated under that name until he sold it in 1993. After the sale it was known for eight years as Ileen's Sports Bar, but the back was called "The Ernie Room." Since 2001, it has been a drag bar called Julia's.Steele died in Seattle, Washington on October 16, 2006.

George Watts (American football)

George S. Watts (July 12, 1914 – July 11, 1990) was an American football offensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for the Washington Redskins. He played college football at Appalachian State University and was drafted in the seventeenth round of the 1942 NFL Draft.

Gordon Paschka

Gordon F. Paschka (March 6, 1920 – c. June 9, 1964) was an American football fullback in the National Football League for the New York Giants and the Phil/Pitt "Steagles", a merger of the Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers in 1943 due to players serving in World War II. Born in Chaska, Minnesota, he played college football at the University of Minnesota and was drafted in the fourth round of the 1942 NFL Draft. He went missing after a fishing trip on Rainy Lake on June 9, 1964.

Jack Wilson (American football)

Jack William Wilson (November 20, 1917 – April 11, 2001) was an American football halfback in the National Football League. He was the first round pick (2nd overall) by the Los Angeles Rams in the 1942 NFL Draft.

John Goodyear

John Martin Goodyear (June 10, 1920 – March 7, 2002) was an American football running back in the National Football League (NFL) for the Washington Redskins. He played college football at Marquette University and was drafted in the tenth round of the 1942 NFL Draft.

John Kovatch

John George Kovatch, Jr. (July 21, 1920 – August 18, 2012) was an American football end in the National Football League (NFL) for the Washington Redskins and the Green Bay Packers. He was born in South Bend, Indiana. He played college football at the University of Notre Dame and was drafted in the 13th round of the 1942 NFL Draft.

Marvin Whited

Marvin Eugene Whited, Jr. (July 26, 1918 – June 13, 1957) was an American football guard in the National Football League (NFL) for the Washington Redskins. He played college football at the University of Oklahoma and was drafted in the fifteenth round of the 1942 NFL Draft.

Pete Kmetovic

Peter George Kmetovic (December 27, 1919 – February 8, 1990) was an American football player.

A halfback, Kmetovic played college football for Stanford University, helping the team reach the 1941 Rose Bowl. In the game, Kmetovic rushed for 141 yards and returned a punt for a touchdown to lead the Indians to a 21-13 victory over Nebraska. For his efforts, Kmetovic was named the Rose Bowl Player of the Game.He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 1942 NFL Draft, but did not play. He played for the Eagles in the 1946 season, and for the Detroit Lions for the 1947 season.

His great-grandson, Jack Tiernan O'Brien, plays college soccer for the Stanford Cardinal men's soccer team.

Phil Ahwesh

Philip Samuel "The Canonsburg Cannonball" Ahwesh (December 14, 1919 – February 5, 2004)

was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Duquesne University in 1949, compiling a record of 3 wins and 6 losses. A successful athlete at Duquesne, Ahwesh was selected by the Washington Redskins in the 1942 NFL Draft.

Rufus Deal

Rufus Copeland Deal (December 7, 1917 – March 14, 2005) was an American football running back in the National Football League (NFL) for the Washington Redskins. He played college football at Auburn University and was drafted in the third round of the 1942 NFL Draft.

An Alabama native, Copeland attended high school in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

Tiny Croft

Milburn Russell "Tiny" Croft (November 7, 1920 – January 22, 1977) was an American football offensive tackle in the National Football League for the Green Bay Packers. He played college football at Ripon College and the University of Alabama. Croft was drafted in the 20th round of the 1942 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins.

Tom Farris

Thomas George Farris (September 16, 1920 – November 16, 2002) was an American football quarterback who played for the Chicago Bears (1946–1947) in National Football League the Chicago Rockets (1948) in the All-America Football Conference.

After playing college football at the University of Wisconsin, Farris was an 11th round selection (99th overall pick) of the 1942 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers. But before training camp, he enlisted in the United States Coast Guard to serve in World War II. He played 33 regular season games over 3 seasons. In 1946, which was his best season, he had 1 passing touchdown, 2 pass interceptions, 1 reception and 16 receiving yards.

Urban Odson

Urban Leroy Odson (November 17, 1918 – June 22, 1986) was an American football tackle in the National Football League who played 44 games for the Green Bay Packers (1946–1949). In 1942, the Green Bay Packers used the 9th pick in the 1st round of the 1942 NFL Draft to sign Odson out of the University of Minnesota. Odson, a consensus All-American, starred on two undefeated NCAA National Championship teams for the Golden Gophers (1940 and 1941). Odson was selected to play in the 1942 College All-Star game on August 28, 1942 in front of 101,103 spectators against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field in Chicago. Odson also was selected to play in the East-West Shrine All Star game. Odson entered the Navy and played for the legendary World War II Great Lakes football teams that played exhibition games against pro teams. Ensign Odson is listed on the Football and America: World War II Honor Roll at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. After serving a tour in the Pacific theater aboard USS Amsterdam, Odson went on to play under Curly Lambeau for four seasons with the Packers and left the Packers after the 1949 season. After brief stops with Chicago and Baltimore in 1950 he joined the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League for one season.

Vernon Martin

Vernon Lewis Martin (May 2, 1920 - May 9, 1949) was a college and professional football player. He was the starting quarterback for the University of Texas in 1941, leading them to the school's first ever #1 ranking and the cover of the Nov 17, 1941 Life Magazine. He was drafted in the 2nd round of the 1942 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers and played one year of professional football.

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