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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.
President Gerald Ford attended and spoke at the 1974 Enshrinement Ceremony for class members Tony Canadeo, Bill Geo… https://t.co/7YGFcEW0Ed
Posted on 19 Feb
This game program is from the 1935 Chicago All-Star Charity Game featuring the College All-Americans vs.… https://t.co/iAP5uUL4Lv