Ernie Nevers sideline coat

Stanford All-American Ernie Nevers signed a contract with the National Football League’s Duluth (Minn.) Eskimos in 1926. Capitalizing on his national fame, the team was renamed “Ernie Nevers’ Eskimos” and set out on a 29-game, 17,000-mile barnstorming tour. Nevers, who wore this coat during the tour, was a true ironman and played in all but 29 minutes of the circuit.

Nevers, Ernie
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