Hall of fame running back who spent most of his career with the San Francisco 49ers. He was a 6-time Pro Bowl selection and scored 38 touchdowns during his career.
He played alongside future gold medalist Sim Iness while playing at Compton Junior College.
He suffered from Guillain-Barre Syndrome and for a while was paralyzed from the neck down.
He married Peggy McElhenny in 1954.
He belonged to the same fraternity, Chi Psi, as Charles Edward Merrill, founder of Merrill Lynch.