Ed Blaine

Edward Homer Blaine was born in Farmington, Missouri on January 30, 1940.[1] He played offensive guard on the University of Missouri Tigers football team while a pre-med student there. Blaine was named All-Big Eight Conference and All-America in 1961.

Blaine was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the 2nd round (28th overall) of the 1962 NFL Draft, and was also drafted by the New York Titans in the 4th round (29th overall) of the American Football League's 1962 Draft.

He played professionally in the National Football League with the Green Bay Packers (1962) and Philadelphia Eagles (1963–1966). He was named All-Pro after the 1964 NFL season. Blaine was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame on September 29, 2011.

Blaine is the former Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center Director and continues as a Dalton Development officer and Investigator and Professor in the Department of Medical Pharmacology and Physiology with the University of Missouri. Dr. Ed Blaine was not only successful on the football field but also as one of the nation's foremost pharmaceutical researchers with an interest in hypertension and heart failure.

In November 2009, Dr. Blaine was also recognized as a Distinguished Eagle Scout by the Boy Scouts of America. This recognition is held with other greats such as astronaut Neil Armstrong, former President Gerald Ford, and Secretary of defense Robert Gates.

Ed Blaine
No. 60, 64
Personal information
Born:January 30, 1940 (age 79)
Farmington, Missouri
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school:Farmington high school
NFL Draft:1962 / Round: 2 / Pick: 28
AFL draft:1962 / Round: 4 / Pick: 29
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • NFL champion (1962)
Career NFL statistics
Games played:70
Games started:41
Player stats at PFR


  1. ^ Ed Blaine Past Stats, Statistics, History, and Awards - databaseFootball.com Archived February 5, 2010, at the Wayback Machine

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1961 College Football All-America Team

The 1961 College Football All-America team is composed of college football players who were selected as All-Americans by various organizations and writers that chose College Football All-America Teams in 1961. The six selectors recognized by the NCAA as "official" for the 1961 season are (1) the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), (2) the Associated Press (AP), (3) the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), (4) the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA), (5) the Sporting News, and (6) the United Press International (UPI).

1962 Green Bay Packers season

The 1962 Green Bay Packers season was their 44th season overall and their 42nd season in the National Football League. The club posted a 13–1 record under coach Vince Lombardi, earning them a first-place finish in the Western Conference. The Packers ended the season by defeating the New York Giants 16–7 in the NFL Championship Game, the Packers second consecutive defeat of the Giants in the championship game. This marked the Packers' eighth NFL World Championship.

In 2007, ESPN.com ranked the 1962 Packers as the fifth-greatest defense in NFL history, noting, "The great 1962 Packers had a rock-solid defense front to back, with five Hall of Famers: defensive linemen Willie Davis and Henry Jordan, linebacker Ray Nitschke, cornerback Herb Adderley, and safety Willie Wood. (They also had 1962 All-Pro linebackers Dan Currie and Bill Forester.) Green Bay gave up just 10.8 points per game, shutting out opponents three times. The Packers held opposing QBs to a 43.5 rating, due, in part, to Wood's league-leading nine interceptions. The Packers' defense allowed the Giants 291 yards in the NFL championship game, but held the Giants offense scoreless as the Packers won, 16–7 (New York scored on a blocked punt)."

The Packers' +267 point differential (points scored vs. points against) in 1962 is the best total of any NFL team in the 1960s. Cold Hard Football Facts says that the 1962 Packers "may have been the best rushing team in the history of football. And that team etched in historic stone the image of Lombardi's three-yards-and-a-cloud-of-dust Packers that is still so powerful today."

1962 NFL Draft

The 1962 National Football League draft was held on December 4, 1961 at the Sheraton Hotel in Chicago, Illinois.

1965 Philadelphia Eagles season

The Philadelphia Eagles had a season of 5 wins to 9 losses out of the 14 games they played. The coach of the Eagles in the season was Joe Kuharich, and the owner was Jerry Wolman. The Eagles began the season with a win against the St. Louis Cardinals that followed with a loss against the New York Giants. In the season, for every win they had a loss followed. The Eagles lost four games in a row after winning against the Dallas Cowboys. Those chains of losses caused the team to fall into 5th place of the NFL Eastern Division, cost them from entering the playoffs.

Blaine (surname)

Blaine is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Barbara Blaine (1956-2017), founder and president of Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), a U.S. advocacy group for survivors

Dan Blaine (1891–1958), American football player and National Football League team owner

David Blaine (born 1973), American illusionist and stunt performer

Ed Blaine (born 1940), American National Football League player and pharmaceutical researcher

Ephraim Blaine (1741–1804), early Pennsylvania settler and commissary-general in the Continental Army

Hal Blaine (born 1929), pop music drummer

James G. Blaine (1830–1893), American politician, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives

Jason Blaine (born 1980), Canadian country music singer and songwriter

Jerry Blaine (1910-1973), American bandleader, label owner, record distributor and singer

John J. Blaine (1875–1934), United States Senator and Governor of Wisconsin

Marcie Blaine (born 1944), American singer

Nell Blaine (1922-1996), American landscape painter and watercolorist

Robert Stickney Blaine (1816-1897), English politician

Vivian Blaine (1921–1995), American actress and singerFictional characters include:

Richard "Rick" Blaine, protagonist of the 1942 film Casablanca, played by Humphrey Bogart

Farmington, Missouri

Farmington is a city in St. Francois County located 72 miles (116 km) southwest of St. Louis in the Lead Belt region in Missouri in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 16,240. It is the county seat of St. Francois County. Farmington was established in 1822 as Murphy's Settlement, named for William Murphy of Kentucky who first visited the site in 1798. When St. Francois County was organized, the town was briefly called St. Francois Court House and later renamed to Farmington.

Green Bay Packers draft history

This page is a list of the Green Bay Packers NFL Draft selections. The Packers have participated in every NFL draft since it began in 1936, in which they made Russ Letlow their first-ever selection.

List of Missouri Tigers in the NFL Draft

This is a list of Missouri Tigers football players in the NFL Draft.

List of Philadelphia Eagles players

This is a complete list of American football players who have played for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). It includes players that have played at least one game in the NFL regular season. The Philadelphia Eagles franchise was founded in 1933. The Eagles played in four pre-Super Bowl Era NFL Championships (1947, 1948, 1949 and 1960) winning three (1948, 1949 and 1960). They have also played in three Super Bowls (XV, XXXIX and LII), winning Super Bowl LII.

List of University of Missouri Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame Inductees

The list consists of inductees into the University of Missouri Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame.

Missouri Tigers football

The Missouri Tigers football program represents the University of Missouri (often referred to as Mizzou) in college football and competes in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Since 2012, Missouri has been a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and is currently aligned in its Eastern Division. Home games are played at Faurot Field ("The Zou") in Columbia, Missouri.

Missouri's football program dates back to 1890, and has appeared in 33 bowl games (including 10 major bowl appearances: 4 Orange Bowls, 3 Cotton Bowls, 2 Sugar Bowls, and 1 Fiesta Bowl). Missouri has won 15 conference titles, 5 division titles, and has 2 national championship selections recognized by the NCAA. Entering the 2017 season, Missouri's all-time record is 671–556–52 (.545).

The team was coached by Gary Pinkel (2001–2015), who is the winningest coach of all-time at Missouri (setting that mark with his 102nd win at the AT&T Cotton Bowl on January 3, 2014). Pinkel's record with Mizzou after his final game on November 27, 2015, is 118–73 (.618).

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