Forrest McPherson

Forrest Winfield McPherson (October 22, 1911 – October 7, 1989) was an American football player (center, guard and tackle).

McPherson was born in 1911 in Fairbury, Nebraska. He attended the University of Nebraska and made his professional debut in the NFL in 1935 with the Chicago Bears until he was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles the same year. He played for the Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles over the course of his 10-year career. He also played for the 1938 Los Angeles Bulldogs (Independent,) Los Angeles Dons, Hollywood Bears. In 1934 he signed with the St Louis Gunners Pro Football Club but did not play with them. Forrest won a Championship with the Green Bay Packers in 1944 under coach Lambeau.

McPherson had two brothers that played pro football: Elmer out of UCLA and then pro for the New York Giants and Corwin played for the Hollywood Bears. Forrest had two children Forrest Lee McPherson and Diana Lee Rodriguez and he was married two times to Marguerite and Mercedes McPherson.

Forrest McPherson
Personal information
Born:October 22, 1911
Fairbury, Nebraska
Died:October 7, 1989 (aged 77)
Centralia, Washington
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:233 lb (106 kg)
Career information
High school:Fairbury (NE)
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

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1935 Philadelphia Eagles season

The 1935 Philadelphia Eagles season was their third in the league. The team failed to improve on their previous output of 4–7, winning only two games. They failed to qualify for the playoffs for the third consecutive season. A home game against the Boston Redskins scheduled for November 17 was canceled due to snow and rain.

1936 Philadelphia Eagles season

The 1936 Philadelphia Eagles season was their fourth in the league. The team failed to improve on their previous output of 2–9, winning only one game. Being shut out in six of their twelve games, the team failed to qualify for the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season.

1937 Philadelphia Eagles season

The 1937 Philadelphia Eagles season was their fifth in the league. The team improved on their previous output of 1–11, winning two games. The team failed to qualify for the playoffs for the fifth consecutive season.

1943 Green Bay Packers season

The 1943 Green Bay Packers season was their 25th overall and their 23rd season in the National Football League. The club posted a 7–2–1 record under coach Curly Lambeau, earning a second-place finish in the Western Conference.

1944 Green Bay Packers season

The 1944 Green Bay Packers season was their 26th season overall and their 24th season in the National Football League. The club posted an 8–2 record under coach Curly Lambeau, earning them a first-place finish in the Western Conference. The Packers ended the season beating the New York Giants 14–7 in the NFL Championship Game, their sixth league title. Don Hutson led the NFL in touchdowns for a record-setting eighth time in his career.

1945 Green Bay Packers season

The 1945 Green Bay Packers season was their 27th season overall and their 25th season in the National Football League. The club posted a 6–4 record under coach Curly Lambeau, earning them a third-place finish in the Western Conference.

Fairbury, Nebraska

Fairbury is a city and county seat of Jefferson County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 3,942 at the 2010 census.

Fairbury has been closely connected with railroading for much of its history. It was founded on the projected route of a railway, and grew as a shipping center. For nearly 80 years, it was the location of the Western Division headquarters of the Rock Island Railroad. Fairbury prospered with the Rock Island, and lost business and residents as the railroad declined.

Forrest (given name)

Forrest is a masculine given name. Notable persons with the name include:

Forrest (singer), born Forrest Thomas, American singer popular in the UK and Netherlands

Forrest Adair (1865–1936), real estate dealer

Forrest Aguirre (born 1969), American fantasy and horror author

Forrest Clare Allen, better known as Phog Allen (1885–1974), American basketball coach

Forrest B. Royal (1893–1945), member of the United States Naval Academy class of 1915

Forrest Baugher (born 1934), American politician, former Washington state representative

Forrest Behm (born 1919), American football player

Forrest Bess (1911–1977), American painter and eccentric visionary

Forrest Bird (1921–2015), American aviator, inventor, and biomedical engineer

Forrest Blue (1945–2011), American football player

George Forrest Browne (1833–1930), English bishop

Forrest Burmeister (1913–1997), American football player

Forrest DeBernardi (1899–1970), American basketball player

Forrest C. Donnell (1884–1980), U.S. Senator and 40th Governor of Missouri

Forrest Church (1948–2009), Unitarian Universalist minister, author, and theologian

Forrest Claypool, American politician, president of the Chicago Transit Authority

Forrest Compton (born 1925), American actor

Forrest Craver (1875–1958), college football player, coach and athletic director

Forrest Douds (1905–1979), American football player

Forrest Dunn (born 1928), administrator of the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum

Forrest E. Everhart (1922–1986), United States Army soldier

Forrest E. Peden (1913–1945), United States Army soldier

Forrest England (1912–2002), American football coach and college athletic administrator

Forrest F. Dryden (1864–1932), president of Prudential Insurance Company of America (now Prudential Financial)

Forrest Fang (born 1959), Chinese American composer and violinist

Forrest Fezler (born 1949), American golf course design consultant and golfer

Forrest Fulton (1846–1926), British judge and Conservative politician

Forrest Gander (born 1956), American poet, essayist, novelist, critic, and translator

Forrest Goodwin (1862–1913), United States Representative from Maine

Forrest Gregg (1933–2019), American football player and coach

Forrest Griffin (born 1979), American mixed martial artist

Forrest Griffith (1928–2007), American football player

Forrest H. Anderson (1913–1989), 17th Governor of Montana

Forrest Halsey (1877–1949), American screenwriter

Forrest Hamer (born 1956), American poet, psychologist, and psychoanalyst

Forrest J. Ackerman (1916–2008), American magazine editor, writer, and collector

Forrest Kline (born 1983), lead singer, songwriter and guitarist of Hellogoodbye

Forrest Knox (born 1956), Republican member of the Kansas Senate

Forrest L. Richardson (born 1959), American golf course architect

Forrest L. Vosler (1923–1992), Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress radio operator

Forrest L. Wood (born 1932), founder of Ranger Boats

Forrest Lake (politician) (1868–1939), politician, banker, real estate investor, and member of the Florida House of Representatives

Forrest Lamp (born 1994), American football player

Forrest Landis (born 1994), American child actor

Forrest Lewis (1899–1977), American actor

Forrest Li (born 1977/78), Singaporean billionaire businessman

Forrest M. Hall (1869–1961), American football player and coach

Forrest McClendon, American stage actor, singer, and professor

Forrest McPherson (1911–1989), American football player

Forrest Mars, Sr. (1904–1999), driving force of the Mars candy empire

Forrest Mars, Jr., son of Forrest Mars, Sr. and one of the wealthiest people in the world

Forrest McDonald (born 1927), American historian

Forrest Mims (born 1944), amateur scientist, magazine columnist, and author

Forrest Myers (born 1941), American sculptor

Forrest O. Rednour (1923–1943), United States Coast Guardsman

Forrest O'Connor (born 1988), American singer-songwriter, mandolinist, and entrepreneur

Forrest Parry (1921–2005), IBM engineer

Forrest Petz (born 1975), American mixed martial artist

Forrest Pogue (1912–1996), official United States Army historian during World War II

Forrest Redlich, Australian writer/producer of films and TV

Forrest Reid (1875–1947), Irish novelist, literary critic, and translator

Forrest S. Petersen (1922–1990), United States Navy aviator and test pilot

Forrest Sawyer (born 1940), American broadcast journalist

Forrest Sherman (1896–1951), U.S. Navy admiral and Chief of Naval Operations

Forrest Smith (1886–1962), 42nd Governor of Missouri

Forrest Smithson (1884–1962), American hurdler and 1908 Olympic gold medalist

Forrest Stanley (1889–1969), American actor and screenwriter

Forrest Taylor (1883–1965), American character actor

Forrest Thompson (1918–1979), baseball player

Forrest Towns (1914–1991), American track and field athlete, 1936 Olympic gold medalist

Forrest Tucker (1919–1986), American actor

Forrest Tucker (criminal) (1920–2004), American career criminal

Forrest Twogood (1907–1972), baseball player, college basketball and baseball coach, and college athletics administrator

Forrest Phillips (1887–1972), farmer and political figure on Prince Edward Island

Forrest W. Seymour (1905–1983), Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist for the Des Moines Register and Worcester, Massachusetts Telegram

Forrest Ward (born 1949), amateur heavyweight boxer

Forrest White (1920–1994), American musical instruments industry executive

Forrest Wilson (1883–1942), American author and journalist

Los Angeles Bulldogs

The Los Angeles Bulldogs were a professional American football team that competed from 1936 to 1948 (the last year as the Long Beach Bulldogs). Formed with the intention of joining the National Football League in 1937 (and turned down in favor of the Cleveland Rams), the Bulldogs were the first team on the major league level to play its home games on the American West Coast (the NFL's Los Angeles Buccaneers and the first AFL's Wildcats of 1926 were actually traveling teams based in Chicago).

The 1937 Bulldogs are one of three pro football teams that have gone undefeated and untied during a season, joining the 1972 Miami Dolphins (17–0–0, NFL), and the 1948 Cleveland Browns (15–0–0, AAFC). The Bulldogs hold the distinction of being the first.

The Bulldogs joined the second American Football League, in 1937 and proceeded to become the first professional football team to win a league championship with a perfect record (no losses or ties), having won all eight of its league games that season (counting all exhibition games, they won all 16 of their 1937 contests). After the dissolution of the second AFL after the 1937 season, they returned to independent football for 1938, having a 2–1–2 record against NFL teams that season.

For the 1939 season, the Bulldogs joined fellow second AFL franchise Cincinnati Bengals in joining another American Football League just before the league changed its name to the American Professional Football League. The two newcomers dominated their new league, finishing with the two greatest winning percentages, but at the league meetings, the Columbus Bullies were announced as the league champions. Shortly afterward, the Bulldogs announced their intention to leave the AFL to become a charter member of a new Pacific Coast Professional Football League (the AFL soon dissipated when three more member teams defected to a new league, which soon became the “third American Football League”).

Winning PCPFL championships in 1940 and 1946, the Bulldogs were the only team to compete in the league in every year of its existence (1940–1948). With the establishment of the Los Angeles Rams in the NFL and Los Angeles Dons in the All-America Football Conference in 1946, the popularity of the Bulldogs diminished to the point of moving their home games from Gilmore Stadium to Veterans Memorial Stadium in Long Beach in 1948, and when the attendance dropped below 1,000 people per game, the Bulldogs – and the PCPFL – folded.

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