Former Chicago Bears running back from 1940 until 1941 and 1945 until 1950. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1966.
He was a standout college football player at Duke University.
He stopped playing professional football temporarily to serve in the Navy from 1942 until 1945.
He grew up in Corbin, Kentucky, with his brother Wes.
He and Walter Payton's jersey numbers were both retired by the Chicago Bears.