Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch was an All-America halfback at both Wisconsin and Michigan.
Despite being drafted by the Cleveland Rams in 1945, Hirsch (center) signed with the Chicago Rockets of the All-America Football Conference where he played from 1946-1948.
In 1949, "Crazylegs" signed with the Rams and moved to end. There he excelled in the explosive "three-end" offense.
Wildly popular, the elusive Hirsch was named to three all-league teams and three Pro Bowls while with the Rams.
Hirsch was so popular; a movie was made about him. Here he stars as himself in the film titled "Crazylegs" alongside co-star Joan Vohs.
"Crazylegs" retired following the 1957 season. In 1968 he was enshrined in the Hall of Fame. Here he poses with his presenter and former Rams coach Hamp Pool.
Hirsch's jersey is on display in the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Enshrinee Mementos Room.
"Crazylegs" Hall of Fame Mural.
"Crazylegs" Hall of Fame Bust.