Jim Thorpe

Halfback

“World's Greatest Athlete”

Jim Thorpe

12 seasons
52 career games played
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Canton Bulldogs (Pre-NFL - NFL)

Canton Bulldogs (Pre-NFL - NFL)


1915-1917, 1919-1920, 1926
Chicago Cardinals

Chicago Cardinals


1928
Cleveland Indians (NFL)

Cleveland Indians (NFL)


1921
Oorang Indians (Marion-Ohio-NFL)

Oorang Indians (Marion-Ohio-NFL)


1922-1923
Rock Island Independents (NFL)

Rock Island Independents (NFL)


1924

12

seasons

52

career games played
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"My earning days in athletics are at an end and while sports have been my livelihood, I have really played for the love of competition.”

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(Carlisle)...6'1'', 202...James Francis Thorpe ... All-American halfback at Carlisle, 1912 Olympic decathlon champion ... First big-name athlete to play pro football, signing with pre-NFL Canton Bulldogs in 1915 ... Named "The Legend" on the all-time NFL team ... Voted top American athlete of first half of 20th century ... First president of the NFL (first known as American Professional Football Association), 1920 ... Born May 28, 1888 in Prague, Oklahoma ... Died March 28, 1953, at age of 64.