Mel Hein

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Birthday
22, 1909
Birthplace
California
Death Date
Jan 31, 1992 (82)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
22, 1909
Birthplace
California
Death Date
Jan 31, 1992 (82)

About

NFL center and linebacker who played 15 seasons for the New York Giants.

Before Fame

He led the Washington State University Cougars to a Rose Bowl victory; he was widely regarded as the best college center in the country.

Trivia

He was the NFL's Most Valuable Player in 1938 while playing center, becoming the only offensive lineman to ever win the MVP.

Family Life

He married his college sweetheart, Florence Porter.

Associated With

He and Jim Thorpe were charter members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.