Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Pillars of the NFL: George Tafton

In Patrick McCaskey's Pillars of the NFL: Coaches Who Have Won Three or More Championships he covers the ten greatest NFL coaches of all-time.  Close to home, is George Halas, the father of the NFL and the Bears.  In Pillars, we also include a little on the coaches players and we'd  thought we'd reproduce some of that for our posts. 

Hall of Famer George Trafton was a 6-foot-2, 230 pound bull who loved to mix it up.  Hated by opposing teams for his aggressive play and loved by his teammates for his winning contributions, Trafton played center for the


 According to Trafton’s  Pro Football Hall of Fame biography:



Trafton was strongly disliked in every NFL city, with the exception of Green Bay and Rock Island.  In those places, he was hated.