Cliff Battles

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Cliff Battles

6 seasons
3,511 yards rushing
5 All-NFL selections

6

seasons

3,511

yards rushing

5

All-NFL selections
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"We enjoy playing football and we fight as hard as we can for our own self-respect. And in the back of our minds is the knowledge that we are earning our living because we are good football players. So we’ve got to keep on being good.”

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(West Virginia Wesleyan)...6'1'', 195...Clifford Franklin Battles. . .Phi Beta Kappa scholar, triple-threat grid star at West Virginia Wesleyan. . .NFL rushing champ, 1932, 1937. . . All-NFL choice, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1936, 1937. . . Six-year career rushing - 3,511 yards. . .First to gain over 200 yards in one game, 1933. . .Scored three spectacular TDs in division-clinching win over Giants, 1937 . . .Retired after 1937 season when salary was frozen at $3,000. . .Born May 1, 1910, in Akron, Ohio. . .Died April 28, 1981, at age of 70.