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Charlie Conerly

Charlie Conerly (Pro football.  Born, Clarksdale, MS, Sept. 19, 1921; died, Memphis, TN, Feb. 13, 1996.)  A U.S. Marine in the South Pacific during World War II, Charlie Conerly returned to college after the war ended in 1945 despite having been drafted No. 11 by the Washington Redskins.  In 1947, his senior year at Mississippi, […]

Dick Christy

Dick Christy (Pro football.  Born, Chester, PA, Nov. 24, 1935; died, near Greensboro, NC, Aug. 7, 1966.)  During his brief career with the Titans/Jets (1961-63), Richard J. Christy was the definition of an all-purpose back.  In his first home game as a Titan, Christy returned a punt 70 yards for a first-quarter touchdown and another […]

Lynn Bomar

Lynn Bomar (Pro football.  Born, Gallatin, Tex., Jan. 21, 1901; died, June 11, 1964.)  A tough, two-way end from Vanderbilt, Lynn Bomar was an original Football Giant who played two seasons (1925-26) with the team and scored five touchdowns (three in 1925, two in 1926).

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