Chuck Bednarik

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Birthday
1, 1925
Birthplace
Bethlehem, PA
Death Date
Mar 21, 2015 (89)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
1, 1925
Birthplace
Bethlehem, PA
Death Date
Mar 21, 2015 (89)

About

Hall of Fame Philadelphia Eagles linebacker and center, who was known for his aggressive tackling. He was also the NFL's last full-time two-way player.

Before Fame

He flew on 30 combat missions while a member of the United States Army Air Force during World War II.

Trivia

His parents were Slovakian immigrants. He studied in Pennsylvania at a Slovakian language parochial school.

Family Life

He and his wife, Emma, surpassed the 60-year mark of marriage.

Associated With

He laid the hit on Giants running-back Frank Gifford that knocked Gifford out for 18 months.