NFL center and linebacker for the Chicago Bears from 1940 to 1952. He made the All-Pro team eight times in his career.
He starred at Hardin-Simmons University before being selected 7th overall in the 1940 NFL draft.
He coached the New York Titans in 1962.
He had two daughters with his wife, Gladys Turner, who died in 1988.
He won four Super Bowls as the co-star of the Bears with Sid Luckman.