Charlie Trippi - Damn Good Dawg - RIP

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RIP Charley Trippi passed away peacefully October 19, 2022 at his home in Athens, Georgia, at the age of 100. Many consider him the greatest player in the history of UGA football. In 1946 he won the Maxwell Award and was runner-up for the Heisman Trophy while leading his team in both rushing and passing. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, the NFL Football Hall of Fame, and the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame. He is one of only four players to have their number retired by the University of Georgia. No one made pro football cards in 1947, so this 1948 Bowman is his rookie card (photo attached).

From the Washington Post:
"Charley Trippi, who used his speed, arm strength and the sheer grit of his coal miner roots to become one of the most versatile football players in college and professional history, died Oct. 19 at his home in Athens, Ga., not far from the stadium where he led the University of Georgia Bulldogs to an undefeated season in 1946.
During the 1940s, when football was played without face masks, Mr. Trippi dominated the sport at just about every offensive position — first for Georgia, where he played quarterback, running back and defense, and then for the Chicago Cardinals, which won the NFL title in his rookie season. In that championship game, played on a sheet of ice at Chicago’s Comiskey Park, Mr. Trippi swapped his cleats for sneakers to get better traction. He scored two touchdowns — a 75-yard punt return and a 44-yard run."

For winning the Natty give every Dawg a bone AND prime rib steak.
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