NFL's ALL-DECADE TEAM OF THE 1920s
George Halas was one of the NFL’s dominant players in its first decade. His most famous play as a player came when he returned a Jim Thorpe fumble in 1923 game.
Walt Kiesling was a superior athlete who was larger than most kids he competed against growing up. He was recruited to Notre Dame but his mother felt that was too far from home so he enrolled at nearby St. Thomas of Minnesota.
Wilbur “Pete” Henry once held the NFL record for longest punt (94 yards). He also held the league mark for longest dropkick (50 yards). But it was his presence on the front lines that helped the Canton Bulldogs become the NFL’s first two-time champion.
George Trafton was the first player to snap the ball with one hand. Noted as an extremely tough competitor, he reportedly laid out four opponents in one game.
Until the Miami Dolphins Ronnie Brown matched the feat in 2008, Paddy Driscoll had been the only player in NFL history to score four touchdowns and throw a touchdown pass in the same game. He accomplished the feat on Oct. 7, 1923.
Ernie Nevers was clearly an “iron man.” He played 1,714 minutes of a possible 1,740 minutes during the Duluth Eskimos’ rigorous 29-game schedule in 1926.
Snubbed? Historians point out that Hall of Famer Link Lyman didn’t make the team. Many argue that there are some members of the All-Decade Team of the 1920s who should have been placed on the 1930s team which would have opened a spot of Lyman.