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Emlen Tunnell

Emlen Tunnell (Pro football.  Born, Bryn Mawr, PA, Mar. 29, 1925; died, Pleasantville, NY, July 23, 1975.)  One of the premier defensive backs in the history of pro football, Emlen Lewis Tunnell came undrafted out of the University of Iowa in 1948.  He had to plead with the Giants for a tryout.  With the N.F.L. […]

Glenn Dobbs

Glenn Dobbs (Pro football.  Born, Frederick, OK, July 12, 1921; died, Tulsa, OK, Nov. 12, 2003.)  A big star at little-known Tulsa, Glenn Dobbs, Jr., was briefly a brilliant backfield performer for the Brooklyn Football Dodgers in the All-America Football Conference.  Dobbs spent three years with the Randolph Field team during military service (1943-45) during […]

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