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Jim Lee Howell

Jim Lee Howell (Pro football.  Born, Lonoke, AR, Sept. 27, 1914; died, Lonoke, AR, Jan. 4, 1995.)  An end who played nine seasons for the Football Giants in two terms divided by World War II (1937-42, 1946-48), Jim Lee Howell then coached the team  successfully for seven seasons (1954-60).  Howell played end at Arkansas and […]

Wellington Mara

Wellington Mara (Pro Football. Born, New York, NY, Aug. 14, 1916; died, Rye, NY, Oct. 25, 2005.) During the 1930s, Fordham was a national power in college football with the second version of the “Seven Blocks of Granite” filling the Polo Grounds and during those years Wellington Mara was an undergraduate along with such fabled […]

Tom Landry

Tom Landry (Pro football. Born, Mission, TX, Sept. 11, 1924; died, Dallas, TX, Feb. 12, 2000.) Though later justifiably famed as head coach of the Dallas Cowboys, Thomas Wade Landry was part of the New York pro football scene for 11 seasons (1949-59). A quarterback and defensive halfback out of Texas, Landry signed with the […]

Ward Cuff

Ward Cuff (Pro football.  Born, Redwood Falls, MN, Aug. 13, 1913; died, Vallejo, CA, Dec. 24, 2002.)  From a fame standpoint, Ward L. Cuff was distinctly the fourth back on the 1936 Marquette team.  That Warriors team finished the regular season 7-1 and then played in the first Cotton Bowl on Jan. 1, 1937, which […]

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