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Rozelle, Pete

(Encyclopedia) Rozelle, Pete (Alvin Rozelle), 1926–96, American football executive, b. South Gate, Calif. As commissioner of the National Football League (NFL; 1960–89), he guided the league through…

Baugh, Sammy

(Encyclopedia) Baugh, Sammy (Samuel Adrian Baugh), 1914–2008, American football player, b. near Temple, Tex. The first great passer in the game, Slingin' Sam played for Texas Christian Univ. (…

Santa Clara

(Encyclopedia) Santa Clara sn´t klâr´, city (1990 pop. 93,613), Santa Clara co., W Calif.; inc. 1852. Part of the Silicon Valley high-technology manufacturing complex, the city produces a variety…

Walker, Herschel Junior

(Encyclopedia) Walker, Herschel Junior, 1962–, American football player, b. Wrightsville, Ga. After winning the 1982 Heisman Trophy, as college football's best player, at the Univ. of Georgia,…

National Football League Team Profiles

XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX by Mark Zurlo The National Football League has become America's favorite sport. Want to know more about your favorite team? Check out these team profiles…

National Football League Team Profiles

America's Favorite Pastime by Mark Zurlo With millions of fans across the globe, football has become one of the world's most popular sports, and has (arguably) replaced baseball…

Graham, Otto Everett, Jr.

(Encyclopedia) Graham, Otto Everett, Jr.,1921–2003, American football player and coach, b. Waukegan, Ill. He was an All-American football and basketball player at Northwestern Univ. before he joined…

Payton, Walter Jerry

(Encyclopedia) Payton, Walter Jerry, 1954–99, American football player, b. Columbia, Miss. He played at Jackson State College (now Jackson State Univ.) in Mississippi before being drafted as a…