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(Oregon)...6'0'', 195...Alphonse Emil Leemans. . .Second-round pick in first NFL draft. . . 1936 College All-Star game MVP. . .Aggressive, dedicated do-everything team leader. . .Player-coach in final 1943 season. . .Led NFL rushers as rookie, 1936. . .All-NFL, 1936, 1939. . .Second-team All-NFL five times. . .Career totals - 3,132 yards rushing, 2,318 yards passing, 422 yards receiving. . .Had 25 TD passes, 13.8-yard punt return average. . .Born November 12, 1912, in Superior, Wisconsin. . .Died January 19, 1979, at age of 66.
“He wasn’t the fastest guy & he couldn’t out-jump anybody, but he could run a route w/ such precision...”
Posted on 05 Dec
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