Football Hall of Famer Charley Trippi dead at 100

Oct 21, 2022 154

BY: David Russell

College and Pro Football Hall of Famer Charley Trippi, a do-it-all player for the University of Georgia and the Chicago Cardinals, died Wednesday at 100 years old. Trippi was part of the Cardinals’ famed “Million Dollar Backfield,” assembled by owner Charles Bidwell, which won the 1947 NFL title.

Trippi, primarily a halfback on the squad, is the only player in the Pro Football Hall of Fame with at least 1,000 yards rushing, passing and receiving. Cardinals owner Michael Bidwell said in a statement that Tippi “will always enjoy a special place in the history of the National Football League, the Cardinals franchise and especially in the hearts of our family.”

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