Charley Trippi was a two-time All-American while at the University of Georgia. Trippi fights for five yards and a first down against Georgia Tech on Nov. 30, 1946.
Charley Trippi played in four college all-star games as a collegian and one as a member of the Cardinals.
Charley Trippi earned this trophy for his efforts in the 1945 College All-Star game in which he was named the Most Valuable Player.
Military service during World War II interrupted Trippi's collegiate career.
The Chicago Cardinals selected Charley Trippi as the No. 1 overall pick in the 1945 NFL Draft. Today, Charley is one of only 13 No. 1 overall draft picks to earn election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Cardinals owner Charles Bidwell (right) holds the $100,000 contract just signed by Trippi (left) on Jan. 16, 1946.
Trippi could and would do anything on a football field including punting duties.
Trippi runs for a 10-yard gain against the cross-town rival Chicago Bears.
Charley Trippi carries the ball against the Philadelphia Eagles in Chicago on Dec. 28, 1947. The Cardnals defeated the Eagles 28-21 to claim the NFL championship.
Trippi makes a move up field.
In 1954 Dick "Night Train" Lane (81) joined Trippi (2) as a member of the Chicago Cardinals.
On December 5, 1954 the Chicago Cardinals celebrated "Charley Trippi Day." Trippi received a brand new 1955 sedan, suits, luggage, sterling silver and a plaque. His wife received a new coat and other items.
Trippi gets around the end for a six-yard gain against the Washington Redskins.
Charley Trippi gets a rare moment of rest.
Charley Trippi earned election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1968.
Charley Trippi delivers his enshrinement speech from the front steps of the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 3, 1968.
Charley Trippi's Hall of Fame mural.
Charley Trippi's Hall of Fame bust.