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Hafen von Schlockenberg09 Oct 2017 11:23 a.m. PST

Not a sports fan, but even I remember this guy.




genew49 Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2017 12:01 p.m. PST

I remember him well. My professional mentor played with him on the 49's in the fifties. In 1962 he was the write-in candidate winner for school President in our Junior High School.

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2017 12:27 p.m. PST

YAT, as he was known in the locker rooms for the 49'ers
and the Giants, never was able to win an NFL Championship
for the Giants, although he was NFL MVP during his tenure

He was for two seasons a team mate of Sam Huff, and
between the two, they pretty much put the NFL on the
American sportsfans' map.

Rest easy – you sure as heck earned it….

Winston Smith09 Oct 2017 1:30 p.m. PST

First NFL player whose name I remembered.

pmwalt09 Oct 2017 5:07 p.m. PST

Sad to hear the news. A name synonymous with football.

Big Red Supporting Member of TMP10 Oct 2017 6:38 a.m. PST

Was he the last player/coach in the NFL?

goragrad11 Oct 2017 11:00 a.m. PST


Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2017 11:08 a.m. PST

No, Tittle never was a player/coach, altho' he mentored
some rookie/young QB's after he retired from playing.

The 'last' NFL player/coach is difficult to determine.

I'd nominate Tom Landry, who played in the mid-1950's
at Defensive Back for the NY F'ball Giants while also
doing the Defensive Co-ordinator duties.

During his tenure as Dallas Cowboys Head Coach, Landry
appointed Dan Reeves a player/Coach while Reeves still
had an active role at running back for the team.

Reeves was a player/coach for the Cowboys from 1969 to
the end of the 1972 season, when he retired from playing
to become a full time assistant coach, from which position
he became a head coach in his own right for Denver,
the NY F'ball Giants and the Atlanta Falcons.

There is of course the 'other' NFL Dan Reeves, who owned
the Cleveland Rams (sole owner in 1943) and who, after
playing the 1945 NFL championship game in icy Cleveland,
moved the team to southern California where they became
the Los Angeles Rams. This Dan Reeves passed away in
1971. He was never involved in coaching or in playing.

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