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Chuck Bednarik

Football

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Eagles

Played center and linebacker for the University of Pennsylvania (1945-48)

2 time All-American (1948, 1949)

Maxwell Award recipient as Collegiate Player of the Year (1948)

Finished 3rd in Heisman Trophy voting, at the time the highest finish for an interior lineman (1948)

Drafted in the 1st Round (1st overall) of the NFL Draft (1949)

Played 14 seasons for the Philadelphia Eagles (1949-62)

8 time Pro Bowl selection (1950-54, 1956-57, 1960)

Named MVP of the Pro Bowl (1954)

Known as one of the most devastating tacklers in football history

Last of the NFL’s “Sixty Minute Men”

Rugged, durable, bulldozing blocker on offense and a bone-jarring tackler on defense

His famous tackle on Frank Gifford knocked the Giant out of football for 18 months

Played 58 minutes and made game saving tackle in the 1960 NFL Championship Game

6 time AP 1st Team All-NFL (1950-54, 1960)

3 time AP 2nd Team All-Pro (1955-57)

6 time UPI 1st Team All-NFL (1951-52, 1954-56, 1960)

3 time UPI 2nd Team All-Pro (1953, 1957, 1961)

4 time The Sporting News 1st team All-Pro (1954, 1957, 1960-61)

John Wanamaker Award recipient as Philadelphia Athlete of the Year (1961)

Holds the Eagles record for most Pro Bowl selections

2 time NFL Champion with the Philadelphia Eagles (1949, 1960)

Enshrined in the Eagles Honor Roll (1987)

Voted to the Eagles 75th Anniversary Team (2007)

His uniform #60 was retired by the Eagles

Member of the NFL 1950’s All-Decade Team

Member of the NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team

Inducted into the National Football Foundation’s College Football Hall of Fame (1969)

Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame (1967)

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