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“World's Greatest Athlete”
"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.”
(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.
HOF DT Arnie Weinmeister was born OTD in 1923. Played for the NY Yankees in the AAFC for 2 seasons & @Giants for 4… https://t.co/CbRc28YVwt
Posted on 23 Mar
Tune into to our Facebook live today at 11 AM ET to watch HOFer @kellenwinslowsr present the @USArmy Award of Excel… https://t.co/WuNIiGEOTZ