Dan Fortmann

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Dan Fortmann

8 seasons
8 First- or second-team All-NFL selections

8

seasons

8

First- or second-team All-NFL selections
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"The experiences you gain on the football field can be carried over in many other aspects of life. Teamwork is something that’s important in both professions. A surgical team must work together. I learned a lot about teamwork playing football with the Bears.”

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(Colgate)...6'0'', 210...Daniel John Fortmann. . .Bears' No. 9 pick in first NFL draft, 1936. . . At 20, became youngest starter in NFL. . .60-minute line leader, battering-ram blocker. . .Deadly tackler, genius at diagnosing enemy plays. . .First- or second-team All-NFL every season of his career. . .Phi Beta Kappa scholar at Colgate. . . Earned medical degree while playing in NFL. . . Born April 11, 1916, in Pearl River, New York. . .Died May 23, 1995, at age of 79.