NFL's ALL-DECADE TEAM OF THE 1940s. Tony Canadeo amassed nearly 8,700 all-purpose yards in his career. Despite the fact that he started his career as a passer, he retired as the NFL’s second all-time leading rusher.
Whizzer White led the NFL twice in his three-season NFL career. Later in life, in 1962, he was appointed to the United States Supreme Court where he sat for over 30 years.
Slingin’ Sammy Baugh was honored by the Redskins with a special “Sammy Baugh Day” in 1947. He followed up the pre-game ceremony by throwing for 355 yards and 6 touchdowns in an upset of the Chicago Cardinals.
Marion Motley averaged an astonishing 5.7 yards per carry in his career including his stats from the defunct All-America Football Conference.
Bill Willis’s quickness was legendary. The Browns press book bio on Willis declared that photographers had to shoot Bill at 1/600th of a second to stop him in action!
Ken Kavanaugh still holds the Chicago Bears record with 50 touchdown receptions. He had a career-high and league leading 13 TD catches in 1947.