Emlen Tunnell

Safety

Emlen Tunnell

14 seasons
79 career interceptions
1,282 interception return yards
6 All-NFL
9 Pro Bowls

14

seasons

79

career interceptions

1,282

interception return yards

6

All-NFL

9

Pro Bowls
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"I could make tackles until I’m 50. Your body may go, but your heart doesn’t.”

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(Iowa)...6'1'', 187...Emlen Lewis Tunnell ... Signed as free agent, 1948 ... Known as Giants "offense on defense," keyed famed "umbrella defense" of 1950s  ...  Gained more yards (924) on interceptions, kick returns than NFL rushing leader, 1952  ...  Held career marks in interceptions (79 for 1,282 yards), punt returns (262 for 2,217 yards). . .All-NFL six years  ...  Played in nine Pro Bowls  ...  Named NFL's all-time safety, 1969  ...  Born March 29, 1925, in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania  ...  Died July 22, 1975, at age of 50.