Stan Heath (gridiron football)

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Stan Heath
Born:(1927-03-05)March 5, 1927
Toledo, Ohio
Died:September 26, 2010(2010-09-26) (aged 83)
Jesup, Georgia
Career information
Position(s) Quarterback
College Nevada
NFL draft 1949 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5
Career history
As player
1949 Green Bay Packers (NFL)
1950 Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL)
1951–1955 Calgary Stampeders (CFL)

Stanley Robert Heath (March 5, 1927 September 26, 2010) was a quarterback in the National Football League who played 12 games for the Green Bay Packers. In 1949, the Green Bay Packers used the 5th pick in the 1st round of the 1949 NFL Draft to sign Heath out of the University of Nevada, Reno, where he was the nation's top passer. Previously, he had been a member of the Wisconsin Badgers. Heath was the first NCAA quarterback to throw for over 2,000 yards in a season, a mark that would not be surpassed for fifteen years. He finished 5th in the Heisman Trophy voting in 1948. Heath only played one season with the Packers before moving to the Canadian Football League.

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Heath is the son of former major league baseball player Mickey Heath, the uncle of attorney and TruTV television commentator Robert W. Bigelow, and cousin to broadcaster and author Jim Heath.

Heath died at his home in Jesup, Georgia. [1]

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References

  1. "Stan Heath dies at 83". ESPN. Retrieved October 5, 2010.