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Old 05-05-2015, 12:35 PM
 
Location: God's Country
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So not all of them die at 52 from concussion-related impairments.

Oldest one on the list that I remember is the guy who comes in at #30, Charley Trippi, age 93, a star offensive back for the Chicago Cardinals. He rushed, caught passes, ran kicks, which was typical in the early-mid 50s when players had to wear several different hats with only 33 guys on the roster.


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Old 05-05-2015, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD/Washington DC
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Al Wistert was a standout player, I think a lineman, for the late 1940s Philadelphia Eagles that won back-to-back NFL titles.

Ben Agajanian played for a LONG time, and was a kicker in the AFL late in his career.

Ara Parseghian of course is best known as Notre Dame's head coach in the 1960s and early 1970s and then as a college football commentator. I think he went to Miami of Ohio and played under Sid Gillman for part of his college career.
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Old 05-06-2015, 06:02 AM
 
Location: God's Country
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Al Wistert was a standout player, I think a lineman, for the late 1940s Philadelphia Eagles that won back-to-back NFL titles.

Ben Agajanian played for a LONG time, and was a kicker in the AFL late in his career.

Ara Parseghian of course is best known as Notre Dame's head coach in the 1960s and early 1970s and then as a college football commentator. I think he went to Miami of Ohio and played under Sid Gillman for part of his college career.
Oh man, I overlooked Ben A. whom I well recall in the mid-50s for the NYG. Heard of Wistert but don't remember him and I wasn't even aware that Ara P. was a pro.
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Old 05-10-2015, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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So not all of them die at 52 from concussion-related impairments.

Oldest one on the list that I remember is the guy who comes in at #30, Charley Trippi, age 93, a star offensive back for the Chicago Cardinals. He rushed, caught passes, ran kicks, which was typical in the early-mid 50s when players had to wear several different hats with only 33 guys on the roster.


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Back when Trippi was playing, players were not using their helmets as weapons like they did for the past 25 or more years. With the new rules in place, i suspect we will see a reduction in head related issues for current and future NFL stars.
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Old 05-10-2015, 07:40 PM
 
Location: God's Country
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Back when Trippi was playing, players were not using their helmets as weapons like they did for the past 25 or more years. With the new rules in place, i suspect we will see a reduction in head related issues for current and future NFL stars.
Yes. I have a number of highlights and even complete games 1944-61 that were copied onto DVDs and they clearly show that players didn't use their hats as weapons which is consistent with my memories of the times. However, as to your 2nd point, I'm not as optimistic as you.
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