Ernie Nevers

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Ernie Nevers

5 seasons
5 All-NFL selections
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Chicago Cardinals

Chicago Cardinals


1929-1931
Duluth Eskimos (NFL)

Duluth Eskimos (NFL)


1926-1927

5

seasons

5

All-NFL selections
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"I liked it the way I played it. You went the full 60 minutes...We went from September to January and from Maine to Texas to the Pacific coast. In all we played 29 games and we had only 16 men on the squad. If the coach took a man out of the game for a substitution, he got mad. That’s how much we loved it.”

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(Stanford)...6'0'', 204...Ernest Alonzo Nevers ... Stanford All-American, 1925 Rose Bowl hero ... Lured from pro baseball career by Eskimos ... Truly a do-everything iron man, playing 1714 of 1740 minutes in 29-game 1926 season ... Missed 1928 with injuries, returned with Cardinals, 1929 ... Scored record 40 points in one game against Bears, 1929 ... All-league all five NFL seasons ... Player-coach one year in Duluth, two in Chicago ... Born June 11, 1903, in Willow River, Minnesota ... Died May 3, 1976, at age of 72.