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(Dartmouth)...6'0'', 207...Edward Francis Healey, Jr. . .Three-year end at Dartmouth. . .Left coaching job to seek tryout with Rock Island in new league, 1920. . . Converted to tackle as pro. . .Sold to Bears for $100, 1922 - first player sale in NFL. . .Became perennial All-Pro with Bears. . . Rugged, two-way star. . .Called "most versatile tackle ever" by Halas. . .Starred in Bears' long barnstorming tour after 1925 season. . . Born December 28, 1894, in Indian Orchard, Massachusetts. . .Died December 9, 1978, at age of 83.
HOFer Jim Thorpe was born OTD in 1888. Player, coach & 1st president of APFA (became @NFL in 1922). Considered 1 of… https://t.co/NactKnmEX2
Posted on 28 May
Happy Birthday to HOF OT Jackie Slater! Spent entire 20 season career w/ LA/St.Louis @RamsNFL. Selected to 7 Pro Bo… https://t.co/s7Gst0TCoY
Posted on 27 May