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Slingin' Sammy


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Sammy Baugh before his rookie year in the NFL, 1937. Sammy, all 6', 190 .lbs of him, would go on to revolutionize the Quarterback position and be a pivotal figure in the transformation of football from a slow, plodding slugfest into the high-scoring, big play affairs we see today. In his first season with the Redskins, Slingin’ Sammy, as he would be known, provided a preview of football’s modern era with his brilliant passing at tailback. He took Washington to the N.F.L. championship by throwing for three touchdowns in a 28-21 victory over the Chicago Bears in the title game on the frozen turf at Wrigley Field.  To see a YouTube video of Sammy doing it, click on the link below the photo.

Sammy Baugh at TCU in 1936.jpg



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