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Don Heinrich

Don Heinrich (Pro football.  Born, Chicago, IL, Sept. 19, 1931; died, Sarasota, FL, Feb. 29, 1992.)  Donald Heinrich was a backup quarterback for the Giants (1954-59) who often started ahead of Charley Conerly (q.v.) to, as head coach Jim Lee Howell (q.v.) put it, “probe the defenses.”  Heinrich played 43 games for the Giants and […]

Lee Grosscup

Lee Grosscup (Pro football.  Born, Santa Monica, CA, Dec. 27, 1936.)  Billed first as a potential star for the Giants and then as a savior for the Titans, Clyde Lee Grosscup proved to be neither.  Grosscup was the Giants’ No. 1 pick in 1959 after a sensational season at Utah but was dropped in the […]

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