|Position:||Guard (American football)|
|Born:||November 14, 1894|
|Died:||December 28, 1979 85)(aged|
|Height:||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight:||175 lb (79 kg)|
|Career NFL statistics|
Karl Willimann George (November 14, 1894 – December 28, 1979) was a guard in the National Football League. He played for the Racine Legion during the 1922 NFL season.
The National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC). The NFL is one of the four major professional sports leagues in North America, and the highest professional level of American football in the world. The NFL's 17-week regular season runs from early September to late December, with each team playing 16 games and having one bye week. Following the conclusion of the regular season, six teams from each conference advance to the playoffs, a single-elimination tournament culminating in the Super Bowl, which is usually held in the first Sunday in February, and is played between the champions of the NFC and AFC.
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