Hall of Fame halfback, and quarterback who played in the Chicago Cardinals' Dream Backfield in the 1940s and '50s.
He was part of a bidding war between the AAFC's Giants and the NFL's Cardinals, who both wanted him. He ended up signing with the Cardinals to a four-year, $100,000 contract in 1947.
He fathered three children with his first wife Virginia, who died in 1971.
He was a member of the National Football League's 1940s All-Decade Team, which also included Bill Dudley.