|Born:||May 21, 1934|
|Died:|| December 18, 2014 80) (aged|
|High school:|| Central Catholic |
|NFL Draft:||1956 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12|
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Edward John Vereb (May 21, 1934 – December 18, 2014) was an American football halfback in the Canadian Football League (CFL) with the BC Lions and the National Football League (NFL) for the Washington Redskins. He played college football at the University of Maryland and was drafted in the first round of the 1956 NFL Draft. He played 4 seasons with the B.C. Lions, being named an all-star in 1956.
American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end. The offense, which is the team controlling the oval-shaped football, attempts to advance down the field by running with or passing the ball, while the defense, which is the team without control of the ball, aims to stop the offense's advance and aims to take control of the ball for themselves. The offense must advance at least ten yards in four downs, or plays, and otherwise they turn over the football to the defense; if the offense succeeds in advancing ten yards or more, they are given a new set of four downs. Points are primarily scored by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone for a touchdown or kicking the ball through the opponent's goalposts for a field goal. The team with the most points at the end of a game wins.
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In 1961, the BC Lions hired Vereb as its backfield coach.He died from complications of Alzheimer's disease in 2014.
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