Joe Stydahar

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Birthday
17, 1912
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Mar 23, 1977 (65)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
17, 1912
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Mar 23, 1977 (65)

About

Pro Football Hall of Fame tackle was the first player picked by the Chicago Bears in the first NFL draft. He anchored the defense on their dynastic 1940s teams.

Before Fame

Despite earning All-Eastern Conference honors and playing in the College All-Star game, he was a surprise pick by the Bears, over several more well-known college stars.

Trivia

Playing for the Bears during their Monsters of the Midway era, he was All-NFL five straight years and went to the championship game five times, winning three of them.

Family Life

He grew up in Kaylor, Pennsylvania.

Associated With

He played on the Chicago Bears under their manager and owner George Halas.

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