Guy Chamberlin

Berlin Guy "Champ" Chamberlin (January 16, 1894 – April 4, 1967), sometimes misspelled Guy Chamberlain, was an American football player and coach. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1962 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1965. He was also named in 1969 to the NFL 1920s All-Decade Team.

A native of Blue Springs, Nebraska, Chamberlin played college football as a halfback at Nebraska Wesleyan University in 1911 and 1912. He transferred to the University of Nebraska in 1913 and played at the halfback and end positions for the undefeated 1914 and 1915 Nebraska Cornhuskers football teams that won consecutive Missouri Valley Conference championships. He was a consensus first-team All-American in 1915, and he was selected in 1936 as the greatest player in Nebraska football history.

He played professional football for nine years with the Canton Bulldogs (1919), Decatur Staleys (1920), Chicago Staleys (1921), Canton Bulldogs (19221923), Cleveland Bulldogs (1924), Frankford Yellow Jackets (19251926), and Chicago Cardinals (1927). He won professional football championships in six of his nine seasons in professional football: as a player in 1919 with the undefeated Bulldogs and in 1921 with the Staleys, and as a player/coach in 1922, 1923, and 1924 with the Bulldogs and in 1926 with the Yellow Jackets. He compiled a 58-16-7 record in six years as a head coach in the National Football League (NFL), the best win percentage (.759) of any coach in NFL history with a minimum 50 wins. He is also the only coach to win NFL championships with three different clubs.

Guy Chamberlin
Guy Chamberlain
Position:End, halfback
Personal information
Born:January 16, 1894
Blue Springs, Nebraska
Died:April 4, 1967 (aged 73)
Lincoln, Nebraska
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:196 lb (89 kg)
Career information
High school:Blue Springs (NE)
College:Nebraska
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Coaching stats at PFR
Guy Chamberlin
AllegianceUnited States United States
Service/branchUnited States Army seal U.S. Army
Years of service1918–1919

Early years

Chamberlin was born in Blue Springs, Nebraska, in 1894.[1] He was raised with five siblings on a family farm in Blue Springs. He graduated from Blue Springs High School in 1911.[2]

College football

Nebraska Wesleyan

In the fall of 1911, Chamberlin enrolled at Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, Nebraska. Chamberlin was selected by the Omaha World-Herald as an all-state halfback while playing for the undefeated 1911 Nebraska Wesleyan football team that won the NIAA championship. Chamberlin also competed for Nebraska Wesleyan in baseball as a pitcher and outfielder and in track as a sprinter and weight man.[2]

He returned to the Nebraska Wesleyan football team in the fall of 1912 and was again selected as an all-state player. In announcing its selection of Chamberlin to the all-state team, the Omaha World-Herald wrote: "Chamberlin is almost in a class by himself. He is a fierce and aggressive runner and adopts the system of bowling over the opposing tacklers in much the same style as the famous Coy of Yale. Chamberlin rarely used a stiff arm, and yet many times it was next to impossible to stop him."[2]

Nebraska

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Chamberlain at Nebraska.

In the fall of 1913, Chamberlin transferred to the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. He played halfback for Jumbo Stiehm's undefeated 1914 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team that won the Missouri Valley Conference championship and became known as the "Stiehm Rollers". At the end of the 1914 season, Chamberlin was named to Outing magazine's "Football Roll of Honor: The Men Whom the Best Coaches of the Country Have Named as the Stars of the Gridiron in 1914".[3]

In 1915, Chamberlin moved to the end position for the undefeated 1915 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team that again won the Missouri Valley championship. He led the team with 15 touchdowns.[2] After leading the Cornhuskers to a 20-19 victory over Notre Dame, The Omaha World-Herald wrote of Chamberlin: "His defensive stunts bordered upon the miraculous, while his open field running, in which he displayed that famous 'side walk trot' to the best advantage, brought victory to the colors of the Cornhuskers."[2] In his final game for Nebraska, Chamberlin scored four touchdowns, including a 60-yard touchdown run, in a 52-7 victory over Iowa.[4] At the end of the season, he was a consensus All-American on the 1915 College Football All-America Team with first-team honors from Frank G. Menke,[5] Walter Eckersall,[6] and Parke H. Davis.[7] He graduated from Nebraska in 1916.[2]

1916 to 1919

Farmer and coach at Doane College

After graduating from Nebraska, Chamberlin returned to the family farm.[2] In August 1916, he was hired as the athletic director and football coach at Doane College in Crete, Nebraska.[2][8] In 1917, he returned to work on his father's farm in Blue Springs, Nebraska.[9]

United States Army

Chamberlin served in the United States Army from May 1918 to October 1919. He served in a field artillery unit with the rank of second lieutenant and was stationed at Camp Zachary Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky, Fort Sill in Oklahoma, and Camp Kearny in San Diego County, California.[2]

Professional football

Canton Bulldogs

Chamberlin began playing professional football in 1919 as an end for Jim Thorpe's undefeated 1919 Canton Bulldogs, winners of that year's unofficial professional football championship with a 9–0–1 record.[2][10]

Decatur/Chicago Staleys

In August 1920, the American Professional Football Association (APFA, later renamed the National Football League) was organized. Chamberlin signed with George Halas' 1920 Decatur Staleys team that compiled a 10–1–2 record and finished second in the APFA.[10] At the end of the 1920 season, Chamberlin was selected as a first-team end on the first All-Pro Team.[11][12]

In 1921, Chamberlin played as a center fielder for the Staleys baseball team during the summer,[13] and he remained with the organization as the Staleys football team moved to Chicago and won the APFA championship with a 9–1–1 record. On December 3, 1921, before a crowd of 13,000 in Chicago, the Staleys defeated the first-place Buffalo All-Americans in what was touted as the championship game. In the victory over Buffalo, Chamberlain intercepted a pass and returned it 90 yards for the game-winning touchdown.[14][15]

George Halas, who coached Chamberlin with the Staleys, wrote in 1957: "Chamberlin was the best 2-way end I've ever seen. He was a tremendous tackler on defense and a triple-threat performer on offense."[2]

Canton/Cleveland Bulldogs

In 1922, Chamberlin joined the Canton Bulldogs in multiple roles as a player, head coach, team captain, and part owner.[16][17] He strengthened the team in the off-season by signing guard Tarzan Taylor, with whom he had played on the Staleys, and tackle Link Lyman, an All-American who played at Chamberlin's alma mater, Nebraska.[18] Chamberlin led the 1922 Bulldogs to an NFL championship with an undefeated 10–0–2 record. The team shut out nine of twelve opponents and allowed only 15 points in 12 games.[16] Three players from the 1922 Bulldogs (Chamberlin, Lyman, and Pete Henry) were later inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Chamberlin led the team in scoring with seven touchdowns, two of them on interception returns.[16] He played at the halfback position in the first game of the season and at end for the remaining 12 games; he reportedly "played every minute of the thirteen games."[19]

Chamberlin returned to the Bulldogs as player/coach the following year.[20] The 1923 team had another undefeated season (11-0-1), shut out eight of twelve opponents, outscored all opponents by a combined total of 246 to 19, and won its second consecutive NFL championship.[21] After the season, Chamberlin was selected as a first-team All-Pro player by Collyer's Eye magazine.[22][23]

In August 1924, Cleveland jeweler Samuel Deutsch bought the Canton Bulldogs and moved the team to Cleveland where they became the Cleveland Bulldogs during the 1924 NFL season.[24] With Chamberlin still serving as player/coach, the Bulldogs compiled a 7–1–1 record, outscored opponents by a total of 229 to 60, and won their third consecutive NFL championship.[25] After the 1924 season, Chamberlin was again selected as a first-team All-Pro by Collyer's Eye and a third-team All-Pro by the Green Bay Press-Gazette.[26]

In three seasons with the Bullogs, Chamberlin led the franchise to three NFL championships and a record of 28-1-4, having outscored opponents by a combined total of 659 to 94.[16][21][25] Dave Noble, who played for the 1924 Bulldogs,explained Chamberlin's coaching success as follows: "Guy Chamberlain knows as much or more football than any other coach in the country. Moreover, he has a faculty for getting the most out of players, not because he is a driver, for he isn't that sort, but because they like him and will do their utmost to please him by playing hard."[27]

Frankford Yellow Jackets

In 1925, Chamberlin joined the Frankford Yellow Jackets in Philadelphia as player and coach. He led the 1925 Frankford team to a 15–7 overall record, 13–7 against NFL opponents.[28] The team had compiled a 9-1 record in its first 10 games, but Chamberlin suffered a broken shoulder in a game against Akron,[29] and the Yellow Jackets six of the next eight games.[28] Chamberlin returned to the lineup in mid-December and led the team to victories in its final two games.

In 1926, Chamberlin returned to Philadelphia and appeared in all 17 games as a player, despite being the oldest player on the team at age 32. He led the 1926 Yellow Jackets to an NFL championship with a 14–1–2 record, shutting out 10 NFL opponents and outscoring all NFL opponents, 236 to 49.[30] On December 4, 1926, the Yellow Jackets defeated the previously-unbeaten Chicago Bears, 7-6, to secure the championship. In a 1968 book titled "Pro Football's All-time Greats", the author wrote that Chamberlin blocked both an extra point and a field goal in the victory over the Bears,[2] though contemporary accounts do not corroborate the claim.[31]

In two years at Frankford, Chamberlin led the Yellow Jackets to Philadelphia's first NFL championship and compiled a 27-8-2 record against NFL opponents.[28][30]

Chicago Cardinals

In August 1927, Chamberlin signed as player/coach for the Chicago Cardinals.[32] With the exception of Ben Jones, the 1927 Cardinals lacked star players, and Chamberlin at age 33 started only one game. The team compiled a 3–7–1 and finished ninth in the NFL.[33]

Legacy and honors

With a 58-16-7 record in six years as an NFL head coach,[1] Chamberlin has the best win percentage (.759) of any coach in NFL history with a minimum of 50 wins. See List of National Football League head coaches with 50 wins. Chamberlin received numerous honors for his accomplishments as a football player and coach. His honors include the following:

  • In 1936, Chamberlin was named the greatest player in Nebraska football history in a poll of former Nebraska football players.[34]
  • In 1951, he became the fifth person inducted into the Nebraska Sports Hall of Fame.[35]
  • In 1962, he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.[36] On learning of his selection, Chamberlin said he accepted the honor to share it with all members of the 1914 and 1915 Nebraska football teams and paid particular tribute to Dick Rutherford who was the blocking star during those years.[37]
  • Also in 1962, a new baseball diamond was dedicated at the Nebraska State Reformatory, where Chamberlin had been a guard for seven-and-a-half year was named Guy Chamberlin Field. The name was chosen by popular vote among the inmates. At the dedication ceremony, Governor Frank B. Morrison praised Chamberlin for his devotion to the inmates.[38]
  • In 1965, he was also inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1965 as part of the third class of inductees.[39] His Pro Fall of Fame bust and certificate are displayed in the gallery cabinet at the Beta Theta Pi fraternity house at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.[2]
  • In 2017, his jersey was retired by the University of Nebraska and his name was added to the north facade of Memorial Stadium.[43]

Family and later years

Chamberlin was married twice. He married Lucile B. Lees in 1919.[2] They had a daughter, Patricia, born in 1923.[44][45][46] Chamberlin and his first wife were divorced.[2] In 1941, he was married to Bernyce Gertrude Weekes.[47]

After retiring from football, was a salesman in Cleveland for several years. He returned to Blue Springs in 1932, where he managed his father's farm. In 1948, he moved to Nebraska City, Nebraska, where he owned and operated a Ford-Ferguson agricultural equipment dealership. In 1954 or 1955, he sold the Ford-Ferguson business and moved to Lincoln, Nebraska, where he was employed as a guard at the Nebraska State Reformatory. He retired in 1962.[2]

Chamberlin died in 1967 at age 73 in Lincoln, Nebraska.[48] Per Chamberlin's request, his body was cremated, and his ashes were either spread in his hometown, Blue Springs, Nebraska,[49] or placed near the Schiller linden tree north of Architectural Hall on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln campus.[2]

References

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  6. ^ Walter Eckersall (December 5, 1915). "Nebraska Player on 'All-America': Chamberlain, Huskers' Wizard, is Given Recognition by New York Writer". Chicago Tribune – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Buck Mayer and Vandegraaaff Are Chosen for All-American". The Charlotte News. December 5, 1915. p. 10 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "untitled". The Emporia (KS) Gazette. August 10, 1916. p. 5 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ Draft registration card dated June 1917 for Berlin Guy Chamberlin, born January 16, 1894, working as a farmer in the employ of Elmer Chamberlin. Registration State: Nebraska; Registration County: Gage; Roll: 1711529. Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line].
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  29. ^ "Guy Chamberlain Is Out of Game; Right Shoulder Fractured". Green Bay Press-Gazette. November 14, 1925. p. 14 – via Newspapers.com.
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  31. ^ "Frankford Tops Bears in Thrilling Fray: Stockton Passes 45 Yards to Homan, Scores Touchdown". The Philadelphia Inquirer. December 5, 1926. p. Sports 1, 3 – via Newspapers.com.
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  34. ^ "Chamberlin, End, Is Husker 'All' Player". The Minneapolis Star. November 14, 1936. p. 12.
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  36. ^ "Nebraska's Guy Chamberlin to Football Hall of Fame". Lincoln Evening Journal. April 4, 1962. p. 32 – via Newspapers.com.
  37. ^ "Guy Thankful To Former Mates: Exceptional NU, Pro Grid Star Accepts Honor for 'Whole Team'". Lincoln Evening Journal. April 4, 1962. p. 32 – via Newspapers.com.
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  40. ^ "Nebraska announces 2016 Football Award winners". NebraskaOnline.com. December 18, 2016. Retrieved May 9, 2017.
  41. ^ "Halas, Grange on NFL All-Star Team of '20s". Decatur Herald. August 24, 1969. p. 20 – via Newspapers.com.
  42. ^ "Hall of Famers". The Lincoln Star. May 16, 1971. p. 12 – via Newspapers.com.
  43. ^ "Nebraska adds eight former football players to its list of Huskers with retired jerseys". August 23, 2017. Retrieved January 16, 2019.
  44. ^ "untitled". The Nebraska State Journal. February 12, 1923. p. 6 – via Newspapers.com.
  45. ^ 1920 U.S. Census entry for Berlin Guy Chamberlin and wife Lucile. Census Place: Canton Ward 3, Stark, Ohio; Roll: T625_1434; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 38; Image: 449. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line].
  46. ^ 1930 U.S. Census entry for Guy Chamberlin, age 36, wife Lucile, and daughter Patricia. Census Place: East Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio; Roll: 1785; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0595; Image: 11.0; FHL microfilm: 2341519. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line].
  47. ^ "Bernyce G. Weekes United In Marriage with Guy Chamberlin". The Lincoln Star. June 13, 1941. p. 9 – via Newspapers.com.
  48. ^ "Guy Chamberlin Dies at 73". Lincoln Evening Journal. April 4, 1967. p. 13 – via Newspapers.com.
  49. ^ "Husker Football Stars Go To Chamberlin Rites". The Lincoln Star. April 8, 1967. p. 11 – via Newspapers.com.

External links

1920 All-Pro Team

The 1920 All-Pro Team represented the All-Pro team for the 1920 season of the American Professional Football Association (APFA), later renamed the National Football League (NFL). It was compiled by sportswriter Bruce Copeland.

1922 All-Pro Team

The 1922 All-Pro Team consists of American football players chosen by various selectors as the best players at their positions for the All-Pro team of the National Football League (NFL) for the 1922 NFL season. Teams were selected by the Canton Daily News (CDN) and by George Halas (GH). Halas selected a first team and a second team.

1922 NFL season

The 1922 NFL season was the third regular season of what was now called the National Football League (NFL); the league changed their name from American Professional Football Association (APFA) on June 24. The NFL fielded 18 teams during the season, including new league teams such as the Milwaukee Badgers, the Oorang Indians, the Racine Legion, and the Toledo Maroons. Meanwhile, the Chicago Staleys changed their name to the Chicago Bears, and the Racine Cardinals changed their name to the Chicago Cardinals. The Muncie Flyers, Cleveland Indians, Brickley's New York Giants, Cincinnati Celts, Tonawanda Kardex, Washington Senators, and Detroit Tigers dropped out of the league. A 19th team, the Youngstown Patricians, was scheduled to join the league, and had its schedule laid out, but folded before playing in the league. A 20th, the Philadelphia Union Quakers, also was set to join (but presumably not as far along as the Youngstown plans), but did not, due partly to the fact that the Quakers were merely a front for the existing Buffalo All-Americans to play extra games on Saturday. After a four-year hiatus, the Quakers instead joined the American Football League (1926).

The Canton Bulldogs were named the 1922 NFL Champions after ending the season with a 10–0–2 record.

1923 All-Pro Team

The 1923 All-Pro Team consists of American football players chosen by various selectors as the best players at their positions for the All-Pro team of the National Football League (NFL) for the 1923 NFL season. Tackle Pete Henry of the Canton Bulldogs and quarterback Paddy Driscoll of the Chicago Cardinals were the only two players unanimously selected as first-team All-Pros by all known selectors. Two African-American players won All-Pro honors: ends Inky Williams of the Hammond Pros and Duke Slater of the Rock Island Independents.

1923 NFL season

The 1923 NFL season was the fourth regular season of the National Football League. For the first time, all of the clubs that were considered to be part of the NFL fielded teams. The new teams that entered the league included the Duluth Kelleys, the St. Louis All Stars (which only lasted one season), and a new Cleveland Indians team. The Evansville Crimson Giants folded from the league.

The Canton Bulldogs repeated as NFL Champions after ending the season with an 11–0–1 record.

1924 All-Pro Team

The 1924 All-Pro Team consists of American football players chosen by various selectors as the best players at their positions for the All-Pro team of the National Football League (NFL) for the 1924 NFL season. Four players were unanimous first-team picks by both known selectors: guard Stanley Muirhead of the Dayton Triangles; quarterback Joey Sternaman of the Chicago Bears; and halfbacks Charley Way of the Frankford Yellow Jackets and Benny Boynton of the Buffalo Bisons.

Art Deibel

Arthur Francis Deibel (April 3, 1896 – April 1984) was a professional football player who spent a year in the National Football League with the Canton Bulldogs in 1926. Prior to joining the NFL, Deibel played and was the captain of the Millville Football & Athletic Club, a successful independent club from New Jersey that was headed up by Guy Chamberlin. After a highly successful 1925 season, the Big Blue played a series of pick-up games against Red Grange and the Tampa Cardinals in Florida. The Big Blue won the series with a record of 3-0-1.Deibel played at the college level for Lafayette College. In 1923 he was named captain of school's football team.

Canton Bulldogs

The Canton Bulldogs were a professional American football team, based in Canton, Ohio. They played in the Ohio League from 1903 to 1906 and 1911 to 1919, and the American Professional Football Association (later renamed the National Football League (NFL) in 1922), from 1920 to 1923 and again from 1925 to 1926. The Bulldogs would go on to win the 1916, 1917 and 1919 Ohio League championships. They were the NFL champions in 1922 and 1923. In 1921–1923, the Bulldogs played 25 straight games without a defeat (including 3 ties), which as of 2018 remains an NFL record. As a result of the Bulldogs' early success along with the league being founded in the city, the Pro Football Hall of Fame is located in Canton. Jim Thorpe, the Olympian and renowned all-around athlete, was Canton's most-recognized player in the pre-NFL era.In 1924, Sam Deutsch, the owner of the NFL's Cleveland Indians, bought the Canton Bulldogs and took the Bulldogs name and its players to Cleveland and named his franchise the Cleveland Bulldogs. He then offered to sell the Canton franchise back to the city of Canton to play in the 1924 season, however there were no buyers interested in the team, so he "mothballed" the Canton club. The Canton Bulldogs were however re-established in 1925, and the NFL considers the 1925 to 1926 Canton Bulldogs to be the same team as the 1920 to 1923 incarnation.

An unrelated "Canton Bulldogs" team played in the United Football League in 1964; the team's name was somewhat coincidental, as it had moved from Cleveland and kept its original nickname; that team moved to Philadelphia and became the "Philadelphia Bulldogs." All in all, this version of the Cleveland-Canton-Philadelphia Bulldogs played from 1961 to 1966, its last two years in Philadelphia as a member of the Continental Football League. Another "Canton Bulldogs" team was slated to begin play in the Stars Football League in 2012, although that team never materialized. The Bulldogs name is also in use at Canton McKinley High School.

Cap Edwards

Howard Eugene "Cap" Edwards (September 5, 1888 – November 23, 1944) was a National Football League coach and player in American football's earliest years. In the early 20th century, football in America was just beginning to catch on, with professional teams popping up in numerous cities, and at the time college football was more popular.Edwards attended and graduated from the University of Notre Dame, where he played football as an guard. His professional coaching career was short-lived, but nonetheless noteworthy as he coached in the pioneering days of football with such greats as Jim Thorpe and Guy Chamberlin. He first coached the Canton Bulldogs in 1921, which ended in a 5–2–3 record. In 1923 Edwards coached the Cleveland Indians, with a 3–1–3 record, followed by a 5–8–1 record as coach of the Cleveland Bulldogs.

Edwards also served as the head football coach at West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, West Virginia from 1910 to 1911.

Chamberlin (surname)

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

Ann Chamberlin, American novelist

Beth Chamberlin (born 1963), American television actress

Clarence Chamberlin (1893-1976), American aviator

Donald D. Chamberlin (born 1944), American computer scientist, co-designer of the SQL database language

Edson Joseph Chamberlin (1852-1924), president of the Grand Trunk Railway

Edward Chamberlin (1899-1967), American economist

Frank Chamberlin (1978–2013), American football player

Guy Chamberlin (1894–1967), American football player

Harry Chamberlin (1887-1944), Olympic equestrian and US Army brigadier general

Harry Chamberlin, inventor of the Chamberlin musical keyboard instrument

Jan Rooney née Chamberlin, singer and widow of Mickey Rooney

Jim Chamberlin (1915-1981), Canadian aerodynamicist who worked on the Canadian Avro Arrow, NASA's Gemini spacecraft and the Apollo program

Jimmy Chamberlin (born 1964), American drummer of The Smashing Pumpkins

Joseph Conrad Chamberlin (1898–1962), American arachnologist

Kevin Chamberlin (born 1963), American actor

Lee Chamberlin (1938–2014), American actress

Mason Chamberlin (1727–1787), English portrait painter

Michael Chamberlin (disambiguation)

Paul Chamberlin (born 1962), American tennis player

Ralph Vary Chamberlin (1879–1967), American biologist and historian

G. Richard Chamberlin (born 1946), American politician from Georgia

Shaun Chamberlin, English author and activist

Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin (1843–1928), American geologist

Willard Joseph Chamberlin (1890–1971), American entomologist and World War I pilot

William Henry Chamberlin (1897–1969), American historian and journalist

William Henry Chamberlin (philosopher) (1870-1921), Mormon philosopher and theologian

Cleveland Bulldogs

The Cleveland Bulldogs were a team that played in Cleveland, Ohio in the National Football League. They were originally called the Indians in 1923, not to be confused with the Cleveland Indians NFL franchise in 1922. However, after team owner Samuel Deutsch purchased the Canton Bulldogs in 1924, he merged the Canton team with his Indians and renamed his franchise the Cleveland Bulldogs. The Canton Bulldogs remained a part of the team until 1925, when they were sold back to Canton. The Cleveland Bulldogs played in the NFL until 1928 when they were relocated to Detroit and became the Detroit Wolverines. The team was later incorporated into the New York Giants in 1929. The Cleveland Bulldogs won the 1924 NFL championship.

Dewey Scanlon

Dewey D. Scanlon (August 16, 1899 – September 24, 1944) was an American football coach, and was the head coach for the National Football League's Duluth Kelleys/Eskimos from 1924 to 1926 and for the Chicago Cardinals in 1929. As an NFL head coach, he compiled a record of 17–15–4 in four seasons. He also appeared in one game as a wingback for Duluth in 1926. Scanlon was born in Duluth, Minnesota and attended Valparaiso University.

Ed Weir

Samuel Edwin Weir (March 14, 1903 – May 15, 1991) was an American collegiate and professional football player. He was the first Nebraska Cornhuskers football player elected to the College Football Hall of Fame and is known as one of Nebraska's greatest athletes. In 2005 the Omaha World-Herald, as part of a series on the 100 Greatest Athletes of Nebraska, named Weir the 19th best athlete in the state's history.

Frankford Yellow Jackets

The Frankford Yellow Jackets were a professional American football team, part of the National Football League from 1924 to 1931, though its origin dates back to as early as 1899 with the Frankford Athletic Association. The Yellow Jackets won the NFL championship in 1926. The team played its home games from 1923 in Frankford Stadium (also called Yellow Jacket Field) in Frankford, a section in the northeastern part of Philadelphia, noted for the subway-elevated transit line that terminates there.

Fred Gillies

Frederick Montague Gillies (December 9, 1895 – May 8, 1974) was an American football player and coach for the Chicago Cardinals of the National Football League. He graduated from Cornell University in 1918 and was a member of the Quill and Dagger society. He appeared in 72 games, 51 of which as a starter, as a tackle for the Chicago Cardinals between 1920 and 1933, earning All-Pro honors in 1922. He coached the team in 1928, which was his final season as a player and only as a coach, to a 1-5 record.

Fred later married Blanche Wilderand and adopted Theo Janet Howells, the biological daughter of Blanche's sister, Gertrude Wilder. Gillies also worked and volunteered for the Republican Party.

In 1932, he was a survivor in a plane crash that took the life of aviator Eddie Stinson, the founder of Stinson Aircraft Company. Gillies suffered a leg injury, as a result of the accident, which left him in a leg brace for the rest of his life.

Glen Carberry

Glen Michael Carberry (April 10, 1896 – February 19, 1976), sometimes listed as Glenn Carberry, was an American football player. A native of Ames, Iowa, he played college football for Notre Dame and was captain of the 1922 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team. He also played professional football in the National Football League (NFL) as an end for the Buffalo All-Americans in 1923, the Buffalo Bisons in 1924, and the Cleveland Bulldogs in 1925. He was selected by Guy Chamberlin to the 1923 All-Pro Team.

LeRoy Andrews

LeRoy B. Andrews, or commonly Roy Andrews, (born June 27, 1896) was an American football player and coach. He played college football at Pittsburg State University. In 1923, he played for the St. Louis All Stars. From 1924 to 1927, he was a player-coach for the Kansas City Blues/Cowboys and the Cleveland Bulldogs. From 1928 to 1931, he coached the Detroit Wolverines, the New York Giants, and the Chicago Cardinals.

List of Arizona Cardinals head coaches

The Arizona Cardinals are a professional American football team based in Glendale, Arizona. They are a member of the Western Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The team began as the Morgan Athletic Club in 1898 in Chicago, Illinois. The team's second name was the Racine Normals, since it played at Normal Field on Racine Street. In 1901, they were renamed to the Racine Street Cardinals, a name that came from the University of Chicago jerseys that the team used, which were described as "Cardinal red". The team was established in Chicago in 1898 and was a charter member of the NFL in 1920. The team has played their home games at the University of Phoenix Stadium since 2006 and is the oldest franchise in the NFL.The team has moved to numerous cities during its history. After staying in Chicago from 1920 to 1959, it moved to St. Louis, Missouri and remained there from 1960 to 1987. It played in Tempe, Arizona, from 1988 to 2005, before eventually settling in Glendale, Arizona in 2006, where it now resides. Since 1920, two Cardinals coaches have won the NFL Championship: Norman Barry in 1925 and Jimmy Conzelman in 1947. Five other coaches—Don Coryell, Jim Hanifan, Vince Tobin, Ken Whisenhunt and Bruce Arians—have led the Cardinals to the playoffs, and in 2009 they went to the Super Bowl.There have been 40 head coaches for the Cardinals franchise since it became a professional team in 1920; fourteen of the team's coaches are former Cardinals players. Ernie Nevers and Jimmy Conzelman are the only coaches to have had more than one tenure with the team. Pop Ivy and Gene Stallings both coached the team during its move from one city to another. Cardinals coach Roy Andrews is tied for the lowest winning percentage among the team's coaches (.000), having lost the only game he coached, in 1931. Co-coach Walt Kiesling lost all 10 games he coached in 1943, when the team merged with the Steelers during World War II and was known as Card-Pitt. Co-coaches Ray Willsey, Ray Prochaska, and Chuck Drulis have the highest winning percentage among Cardinals coaches (1.000). The team's all-time leader in games coached is Ken Whisenhunt, who was hired on January 14, 2007, with 96. Whisenhunt was fired on December 31, 2012, after the Cardinals recorded a 5–11 record in 2012.The all-time leader in wins is Arians with 50, including one playoff victory. The all-time leader in wins is Bruce Arians with 50, including one playoff victory.

Nebraska Cornhuskers football

The Nebraska Cornhuskers football team represents the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Among the 128 Division I-FBS teams, Nebraska is one of ten football programs to win 800 or more games. Nebraska has more victories against Power Five opponents than any other program, as well as the fifth most victories all-time, behind only Michigan, Ohio State, Texas, and Alabama. Two of Nebraska's national championship-winning teams, the 1971 and 1995 teams, are listed by many as the best college football teams of all time.Nebraska claims 46 conference championships and five national championships: 1970, 1971, 1994, 1995, and 1997. The titles in the 1990s marked the first time that a team won three national championships in four seasons since Notre Dame in 1946–49, and one of only three instances a team has won back-to-back consensus national titles. Nebraska has won nine other national championships that the school does not claim. They are the only school with five or more national championships to not have a loss in any of their title seasons.

Nebraska has had five undefeated seasons in which they were not national champions: 1902, 1903, 1913, 1914, and 1915. Between 1912 and 1916, the Cornhuskers played 34 consecutive games without suffering a loss.Famous Cornhuskers include Heisman Trophy winners Johnny Rodgers, Mike Rozier, and Eric Crouch. Rodgers was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame and was voted the Nebraska "Player of the Century" in 1999. Rozier, who holds the all-time NCAA record for yards per carry, was likewise inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2006. Other Cornhusker players and coaches who are Hall of Famers include: Forrest Behm, Bob Brown, Guy Chamberlin, Sam Francis, Tommie Frazier, Rich Glover, Wayne Meylan, Bobby Reynolds, Dave Rimington, George Sauer, Will Shields, Clarence Swanson, Ed Weir, Grant Wistrom, and coaches Gomer Jones, Pete Elliott, Francis Schmidt, Dana X. Bible, Bob Devaney, Biff Jones, Tom Osborne, Eddie N. Robinson and Fielding H. Yost.Since June 11, 2010 the University of Nebraska has been a member of the Big Ten Conference, previously affiliated with the Big 12. They are grouped in the Big Ten West Division, along with Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Northwestern, Purdue, and Wisconsin.

Guy Chamberlin—championships, awards and honors

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