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|Born:||April 1, 1897|
Silver Creek, New York
|Died:||September 12, 1975 78) (aged|
New York, New York
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Joseph A. "Doc" Alexander (April 1, 1897 – September 12, 1975) was an American football player, who played center, tackle, guard, and end, and coach in the National Football League.
Alexander was born in Silver Creek, New York, the son of Russian immigrants, and was Jewish. —twice being named All American at guard—as he attained a medical degree. He was inducted to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1954, and also into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.He attended Syracuse University, and played for the school football team
Alexander played for the Syracuse Pros (1921), and played professionally in the National Football League (NFL) for the Rochester Jeffersons (1921–24) and the New York Giants (1925–27).He was a two-time First Team All-Pro, in both 1921 and 1922. In 1925 he was the head coach of the Jeffersons, and in 1926 he was the head coach of the Giants.
Detroit, Michigan had four early teams in the National Football League before the Detroit Lions. The Heralds played in 1920, and had played as an independent as far back as 1905. The Tigers, a continuation of the Heralds, played in 1921, folding midseason and sending their players to the Buffalo All-Americans. The Panthers competed from 1925 to 1926 and the Wolverines in 1928.
George Stanley Halas Sr., nicknamed "Papa Bear" and "Mr. Everything", was an American professional football player, coach, and team owner. He was the founder, owner, and head coach of the National Football League's Chicago Bears. He was also lesser known as a Major League Baseball player for the New York Yankees.
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