March 20, 2006
Happy Birthday, Sammy Baugh

Via Banjo, I too would like to extend a (belated) Happy Birthday to Slingin' Sammy Baugh, the first truly great quarterback in the NFL and to this day, the only punter to average better than 50 yards per kick for an entire season. Oh, and he was an outstanding defensive back, too, in those old two-way player days:

His finest day was when he threw four touchdown passes and intercepted four passes in a 42-20 victory over Detroit.

That was in 1943. Imagine how famous he'd be today if SportsCenter had existed back then. Happy birthday, Sammy Baugh!

Posted by Charles Kuffner on March 20, 2006 to Other sports | TrackBack