George Blair (American football)

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George Blair
Position: Defensive back / Placekicker
Personal information
Born: (1938-05-10) May 10, 1938 (age 82)
Pascagoula, Mississippi
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school: Pascagoula (MS)
College: Ole Miss
NFL Draft: 1960  / Round: 6 / Pick: 72
AFL draft: 1960  / Round: Second Selections
(by the Los Angeles Chargers)
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Field goals:80 / 50
FG%:62.5
Extra points:135 / 122
Player stats at NFL.com

George Leroy Blair (born May 10, 1938) [1] is a former halfback for the University of Mississippi football Rebels (Ole Miss), playing in the 1958 Gator Bowl (Florida), and the 1959 Sugar Bowl (LSU), and the 1960 Sugar Bowl (Rice). He also played in the 1961 Senior Bowl at Mobile and the College All-Star Game in Chicago against the Philadelphia Eagles after his senior year at Ole Miss. Drafted by the American Football League's San Diego Chargers, as a placekicker, played for the four seasons (1961 - 1964) and won an AFL championship with them in 1963.

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References

  1. U.S. Public Records Index, Vol 1 (Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), 2010.