Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Pillars of the NFL: Danny Fortmann

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. 

Danny Fortmann was a Hall of Fame guard and excellent defender for the Bears, who played eight brilliant seasons while earning his medical degree.  The Colgate guard was drafted by the Bears in the first college draft in 1936.  He began his career as the youngest player in the league at age 20.  

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