Karl George (American football)

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Karl George
Position: Guard (American football)
Personal information
Born:(1894-11-14)November 14, 1894
Gallipolis, Ohio
Died: December 28, 1979(1979-12-28) (aged 85)
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
College: Carroll, Loras
Career history
  • Racine Legion (1922)
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 3
Player stats at NFL.com

Karl Willimann George (November 14, 1894 December 28, 1979) [1] was a guard in the National Football League. He played for the Racine Legion during the 1922 NFL season. [2]

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The 1922 NFL season was the third regular season of what was now called the National Football League (NFL); the league changed their name from American Professional Football Association (APFA) on June 24. The NFL fielded 18 teams during the season, including new league teams such as the Milwaukee Badgers, the Oorang Indians, the Racine Legion, and the Toledo Maroons. Meanwhile, the Chicago Staleys changed their name to the Chicago Bears, and the Racine Cardinals changed their name to the Chicago Cardinals. The Muncie Flyers, Cleveland Indians, Brickley's New York Giants, Cincinnati Celts, Tonawanda Kardex, Washington Senators, and Detroit Tigers dropped out of the league. A 19th team, the Youngstown Patricians, was scheduled to join the league, and had its schedule laid out, but folded before playing in the league. A 20th, the Philadelphia Union Quakers, also was set to join, but did not, due partly to the fact that the Quakers were merely a front for the existing Buffalo All-Americans to play extra games on Saturday. After a four-year hiatus, the Quakers instead joined the American Football League (1926).

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References

  1. 1979-1970 Necrology at Oldest Living Pro Football Players Archived 2015-08-07 at the Wayback Machine .
  2. "Carl George". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2011-06-29.