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Tuffy Leemans

Tuffy Leemans (Pro football. Born, Superior, WI, Nov. 12, 1912; died, Hillsboro Beach, FL, Jan. 19, 1979.) Signed partly on the recommendation of young Wellington Mara, Alphonse Emil Leemans proved to be an outstanding pro runner for his era. Leemans gained 830 yards on 206 carries as a rookie in 1936, leading the N.F.L. He […]

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 […]

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