NFL running back and wide receiver for the Chicago Rockets from 1946 to 1948 and the Los Angeles Rams from 1949 until 1957.
He became the first player to letter in four sports, football, basketball, track, and baseball, in a single year while playing at the University of Michigan.
He was given the nickname Crazylegs in college because of his unorthodox running style.
He fathered two children with his wife Ruth.
He and NBA great Oscar Robertson are both in the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame.