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"Imagine…when I started with the Bears we had fifteen (players). You were hired to play a football game and you played it—all 60 minutes of it.”
(Notre Dame)...6'2'', 230...George Edward Trafton. . .Turned pro after one year at Notre Dame. . .First center to play for Staleys (Bears). . .60-minute star, excelled on defense. . . First center to rove on defense. . .First to snap ball with one hand. . . Colorful, aggressive, smart. . .Defiantly wore No. 13. . . Nicknamed "The Brute". . .Named top NFL center of the 1920s. . . Born December 6, 1896, in Chicago, Illinois. . .Died September 5, 1971, at age of 74.
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