Sid Luckman Enshrinement speech

Sid Luckman Enshrinement Speech 1965

Presenter: Lou Little

Ladies and gentlemen. I'm greatly privileged and honored to be asked by Sid Luckman to make this presentation to him. He was one of the greatest of all T-formation quarterbacks. He created the pattern, perfected the moves, set the standard, was a standard that has not been topped as yet. Inborn in Sid Luckman was extraordinary courage and the gift of leadership to match that courage. Exacting in his demands on the men he commanded, he gave them more than he asked them to give. Quietly he provided a vital inspiration. For seven years number one quarterback of the Chicago Bears, directed them to four world titles. Now a most successful businessman, still a Bear at heart, and I’m happy to say, a good friend with my sincere congratulations and thank you kindly for having me.

Sid Luckman

Ladies and gentlemen. Thank you coach Little for the very kind and fine words you spoke about in talking about me. Words can’t express my sincere and deep appreciation to your coming here and giving of your valuable time. This is certainly one of the truly great honors of my life and one that I'll never forget. I also want to take this opportunity to thank coach George Halas and the Chicago Bears for all they have meant to me and what they have done for me and my family. Thank you very, very much and God bless each and every one of you. Thank you.