Bronko Nagurski

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Birthday
3, 1908
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Jan 7, 1990 (81)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
3, 1908
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Jan 7, 1990 (81)

About

Canadian-born NFL fullback for the Chicago Bears from 1930 to 1937 and again in 1943; later became a professional wrestler.

Before Fame

He was discovered by the University of Minnesota head coach, who saw him plowing a field.

Trivia

He hauled bags of groceries for his parents as a youth and helped out in timbering operations near his hometown of International Falls, Minnesota.

Family Life

He fathered a son, Bronko Nagurski Jr., in 1937, one year after marrying his childhood sweetheart, Eileen Kane.

Associated With

He and Dave Winfield were named by Sports Illustrated as two of the four greatest athletes in Minnesota state history.