Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Chuck Bednarik


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Chuck BednarikChuck Bednarik.jpg -2Chuck Bednarik.jpg -3 I was researching another player for Smallthoughts: Old school Tuesday when I ran across this name. So I continued on this and I found out about Chuck Bednarik.

Who is Chuck Bednarik you ask?

Chuck Bednarik was known as one of the most devastating tacklers in the history of football and the last two-way player in the National Football League.he is perhaps best remembered for a tackle on the New York GiantsFrank Gifford, then a star running back, that knocked Gifford out of professional football for a year and a half, and shortened Gifford’s playing career.

Bednarik played for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1949 through 1962 and, upon retirement, was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1967 (his first year of eligibility).

He was a member of the Eagles’ NFL Championship teams in 1949 and 1960. In the 1960 NFL Championship Game

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Welcome to Smallthoughtsinasportsworld. We keep it fun and we keep interesting and informative. On Tuesdays we go back in time with Old School Tuesdays, on Thursdays we keep it fun by Smallthoughts Trivia Thursday and on Fridays ...it is Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week and Smallthoughts:Rave of the Week and we also post the answer from Smallthoughts:Trivia Thursday. I am a lifelong New York Mets, Knicks and Jets and Giants fan. I root hard for my teams and have rooted for them even when it wasn't and in some cases still isn't easy. I enjoy talking sports, and on here I get to write about it as well. I have my thoughts hence Small thoughts, we will not always agree, but respectfully speak about what we feel. I invite your comments and feedback as well. You can also follow me on twitter @bklynboy59 and facebook Jerry bklynboy Small

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