Victor Francis Joseph "Vic" Obeck (March 28, 1917 – April 21, 1979) was a gridiron football player, coach, and executive.
Edsel Warren Gustafson (April 4, 1922 – November 18, 2012) was an American football player. He was president of the Vita Plus Corporation from 1976-1986.
Daniel Moody Edwards (August 17, 1926 – August 7, 2001) was an Gridiron football end in the All-America Football Conference, Canadian Football League, and the National Football League.
Glenn Dobbs (July 12, 1920 – November 12, 2002) was a professional American football player in the All-America Football Conference (AAFC). A skilled running back, quarterback, and punter, Dobbs was named the AAFC's MVP in 1946. After sitting out the 1950 season with a knee injury, Dobbs was persuaded to come out of retirement to play with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Western Interprovincial Football Union (WIFU), forerunner of the Canadian Football League (CFL). In 1951 Dobbs was named the Most Valuable Player of the WIFU. Dobbs played college football at the University of Tulsa, where he was later head football coach from 1961 to 1968 and athletic director from 1955 to 1970. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a player in 1980.
Hardy Brown (May 8, 1924 – November 8, 1991) was an American football linebacker in the National Football League, All-America Football Conference, and the American Football League. He played college football at the University of Tulsa and then professionally for the San Francisco 49ers, Washington Redskins, and the Denver Broncos. He was one of only two men who played in the All-America Football Conference, the National Football League, and the American Football League.(The other was Ben Agajanian.)
Robert Richard "Bob" Chappuis (/ˈtʃæpiəs/ CHAP-ee-əs; February 24, 1923 – June 14, 2012) was an American football player who played halfback and quarterback for the University of Michigan Wolverines in 1942, 1946, and 1947. His college years were interrupted by service in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. Chappuis flew 21 missions as a radio operator and aerial gunner on B-25 bombers in the European Theater. His aircraft was shot down in February 1945 in the Lombardy region of Northern Italy. Chappuis parachuted from the plane before it crashed, and Italian partisans rescued him by hiding Chappuis and two other crew members for the final three months of the war.
William Edward "Bullet" Daley (born September 16, 1919) is a former All-American fullback who played for the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers from 1940–1942 and for the University of Michigan Wolverines in 1943. The Gophers were National Champions in his freshman and sophomore years. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1943 and was assigned to the V-12 Navy College Training Program at the University of Michigan. He played football for the Wolverines in 1943 where he rushed for 817 yards in just six games before being reassigned by the Navy. Based on his performance in 1943, he was named an All-American and finished sixth in the Heisman Trophy voting. Daley has the unique status of having played in and won Little Brown Jug games for both Minnesota and Michigan, compiling a record of 4-0 in those contests. After active service in the Pacific Theater during World War II, Daley played professional football for three years in the All-America Football Conference with the Brooklyn Dodgers (1946), the Miami Seahawks (1946), the Chicago Rockets (1947), and the New York Yankees (1948). He later was one of the radio announcers for Minnesota Golden Gophers football for ten years and for the Minnesota Vikings when they first arrived in Minnesota. Since 1973, he has owned and operated the Daley Illustration Gallery in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Henry Christian "Hank" Foldberg, Sr. (March 12, 1923 – March 7, 2001) was an American college and professional football player who became a college football coach. Foldberg played college football for Texas A&M University and the United States Military Academy, and thereafter, he played professionally for Brooklyn Dodgers and the Chicago Hornets of the All-America Football Conference (AAFC). He later served as the head football coach of Wichita State University and Texas A&M University.
Robert James "Bob" "Hunchy" Hoernschemeyer (September 25, 1925 – June 18, 1980) was an American football running back for the Chicago Rockets (1946–47), Brooklyn Dodgers (AAFC) (1947–1948), Chicago Hornets (1949), Detroit Lions (1950–1955). He attended United States Naval Academy and Indiana University.
William Augustus "Dub" Jones (born December 29, 1924) is a former American football halfback who played ten seasons in the National Football League (NFL) and the old All-America Football Conference (AAFC) in the late 1940s and early 1950s, primarily for the Cleveland Browns. He shares the NFL record for touchdowns scored in a single game, with six.
Herbert "Herb" Henry Maack (April 6, 1917 – May 5, 2007) was the head coach of the Rhode Island Rams football team from 1956 through 1960. He compiled a 17–22–2 record and led the Rams to a share of the 1957 Yankee Conference championship.
John Edward Wozniak (born August 2, 1921 in Arnold City, Pennsylvania) was an American football offensive guard who played nine seasons in the All-America Football Conference, the National Football League and the Canadian Football League. He originally was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1948 NFL Draft.
Ralph Joseph Sazio (July 22, 1922 – September 25, 2008) is a former football player, assistant coach, head coach general manager and team president for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He also served as president of the Toronto Argonauts. He is a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame (1998) as a builder.
Robert William Paffrath (July 3, 1918 – May 21, 2005) is a former professional American football halfback. He played for the Miami Seahawks and the Brooklyn Dodgers of the All-America Football Conference, for the Ottawa Rough Riders of the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union, and for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Western Interprovincial Football Union. Paffrath also played one year in the Ontario Rugby Football Union with the Toronto Indians, where he was MVP.
"Rocket" Raymond LeRoy Ramsey (July 18, 1921 - August 25, 2009) was a professional American football player who played defensive back for the Chicago Cardinals (1950–1953). He remains the Cardinals all-time record holder for interception return yardage in a single season with 237 which he set in the 1953 season. He also played in the All-America Football Conference and in the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union, a forerunner of the Canadian Football League.
Martin Owen Ruby (1922–2002) was an offensive tackle and defensive tackle for the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers in the All-America Football Conference, New York Yanks of the National Football League, and the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Western Interprovincial Football Union. He resided in Waco, Texas, while he was a professional player.
Caleb Van "Tex" Warrington Jr. (March 21, 1921 – September 20, 1983) was a professional American football player for the All-America Football Conference's Brooklyn Dodgers. He played in 39 games between 1946 and 1948 after his collegiate career at William & Mary (1942) and Auburn (1944).
Nick John Forkovitch (March 1, 1919 – April 5, 1998) was a professional American football player for the All-America Football Conference's Brooklyn Dodgers. He played in 9 games in the 1948 season after his collegiate career at William & Mary. His head coach for the Dodgers was Carl M. Voyles, who was his head coach at William & Mary in 1942.
Thomas Michael "Tom" Mikula (September 26, 1926 – March 24, 2014) was a professional American football player for the All-America Football Conference's Brooklyn Dodgers. He played running back in one game during the 1948 season. Mikula played college football at William & Mary as a walk-on. He died at the age of 87 in 2014.
John Alexander "Johnny" Clowes (December 15, 1921 – February 13, 1978) was a professional American football player for the All-America Football Conference's Brooklyn Dodgers and Chicago Hornets as well as the National Football League's New York Yanks. He played between 1948 and 1951 after his collegiate career at William & Mary.
Howard O'Neal Adams (January 21, 1919-October 27, 1998), also known as Neal Adams, was a professional American football player. Born in El Paso, Arkansas, Adams played college football for the Arkansas Razorbacks. He played in the National Football League for the New York Giants (1942-1945) and the All-America Football Conference for the Brooklyn Dodgers (1946-1947). Adams played as an end and wore number 30.
Lewis Elwood "Mickey" Mayne (March 21, 1920 – October 24, 2013) was an American football halfback who played three seasons in the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) between 1946 and 1948. Mayne played for the Brooklyn Dodgers, Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Colts.
James Alexander Dewar Jr. (June 17, 1922 – June 30, 1989) was an American football halfback who played two seasons in the All-America Football Conference. Dewar played for the Cleveland Browns in 1947 and the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1948.
George NathanBenson (May 7, 1919 – August 24, 2001) was a professional American football halfback. He was a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers of the All-America Football Conference.
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