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Chuck Bednarik

American football player

Charles Philip "Chuck" Bednarik (May 1, 1925 – March 21, 2015), or Concrete Charlie, was a professional American football player. He was known as one of the most devastating tacklers in the history of football and the last two-way player in the National Football League.

Chuck Bednarik
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No. 60
Position:Linebacker, center
Personal information
Born:(1925-05-01)May 1, 1925
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Died:March 21, 2015(2015-03-21) (aged 89)
Richland, Pennsylvania
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:233 lb (106 kg)
Career information
High school:Bethlehem (PA) Liberty
College:Pennsylvania
NFL Draft:1949 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:169
Interceptions:20
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR
Chuck Bednarik
AllegianceUnited States United States
Service/branchU.S. Army Air Forces seal U.S. Army Air Forces
Years of service1942–1946
RankStaff Sergeant
UnitEighth Air Force
Battles/warsWorld War II

Bednarik played for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1949 through 1962 and, upon retirement, was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1967 (his first year of eligibility).

Bednarik died in Richland, Pennsylvania from complications from Alzheimer's disease, aged 89.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Eagles Legend Chuck Bednarik Passes At Age 89". cbslocal.com. Retrieved March 21, 2015.