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Benny Friedman

Benny Friedman (Football.  Born, Cleveland, OH, Mar. 18, 1905; died, New York, NY, Nov. 23, 1982.)  An all-America quarterback at Michigan, Benjamin Friedman became a major name in New York football as both a player and coach.  Friedman played with short-lived N.F.L. teams in Cleveland (1927) and Detroit (1928) before joining the Giants for three […]

John Druze

John Druze (College football.  Born, Newark, NJ, July 13, 1914; died, Scottsdale, AZ, Dec. 27, 2005.)  Captain, kicker, and right end, John Francis Druze was the last survivor of Fordham’s famed “Seven Blocks of Granite” line of 1936-37.  Druze was also the first baseman for the Rams baseball team.  Fordham was 12-1-3 in the two […]

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 […]

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, […]

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