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dnf777
01-14-2011, 06:45 PM
I x'd out the name, but can anyone guess who this is? He's not really known for his true heroism, as described below:


Born in Mission, Texas to Ray (an auto mechanic and volunteer fireman) and Ruth XXXXXX, YYYYY was the second of four children (Robert, XXXX, Ruthie and Jack).[1] After playing quarterback (primary passer and runner, and also punter) for Mission High School (including leading his team to a 12-0 record his senior season),[1] he attended the University of Texas in Austin as an industrial engineering major.
He interrupted his education after a semester to serve in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. XXXXX earned his wings and a commission as a Second Lieutenant at Lubbock Army Air Field, and was assigned to the 493d Bombardment Group at RAF Debach, England, as a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber co-pilot in the 860th Bombardment Squadron. From November 1944 to April 1945, he completed a combat tour of 30 missions, and survived a crash landing in Belgium after his bomber ran out of fuel.
Following the war, he returned to the university and played fullback and defensive back on the Texas Longhorns' bowl game winners on New Year's Day of 1948 and 1949. At UT, he was a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity (Omega Chi chapter). He received his bachelor's degree from UT in 1949. XXXXXX also earned a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering from the University of Houston in 1952.

BonMallari
01-14-2011, 07:01 PM
way too easy: none other than the great coach Tom Landry

road kill
01-14-2011, 07:02 PM
I x'd out the name, but can anyone guess who this is? He's not really known for his true heroism, as described below:


Born in Mission, Texas to Ray (an auto mechanic and volunteer fireman) and Ruth XXXXXX, YYYYY was the second of four children (Robert, XXXX, Ruthie and Jack).[1] After playing quarterback (primary passer and runner, and also punter) for Mission High School (including leading his team to a 12-0 record his senior season),[1] he attended the University of Texas in Austin as an industrial engineering major.
He interrupted his education after a semester to serve in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. XXXXX earned his wings and a commission as a Second Lieutenant at Lubbock Army Air Field, and was assigned to the 493d Bombardment Group at RAF Debach, England, as a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber co-pilot in the 860th Bombardment Squadron. From November 1944 to April 1945, he completed a combat tour of 30 missions, and survived a crash landing in Belgium after his bomber ran out of fuel.
Following the war, he returned to the university and played fullback and defensive back on the Texas Longhorns' bowl game winners on New Year's Day of 1948 and 1949. At UT, he was a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity (Omega Chi chapter). He received his bachelor's degree from UT in 1949. XXXXXX also earned a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering from the University of Houston in 1952.

The Coach that LOST the Ice Bowl to the Green Bay Packers??????


RK

dnf777
01-14-2011, 07:05 PM
I have great respect for that man. He was asked in an interview what his greatest accomplishment was...which superbowl?-- He paused for a second, and said his greatest accomplishment was playing a small role in helping to defeat the Nazis. The other announcer then mentioned that, oh, he flew B-17s over Germany....

I had no idea.

BonMallari
01-14-2011, 07:07 PM
The Coach that LOST the Ice Bowl to the Green Bay Packers??????


RK

I would like to think that Bart Starr called a great game...and I could have run behind the gap that Jerry Kramer and Fuzzy Thurston caved in the Big D....bitter ..not me, well maybe a little :D

M&K's Retrievers
01-14-2011, 07:14 PM
The Coach that LOST the Ice Bowl to the Green Bay Packers??????


RK

We was robbed!!:(:rolleyes::D:(

road kill
01-14-2011, 07:32 PM
We was robbed!!:(:rolleyes::D:(

I am the only person in WI that was not at that game.
But I did watch it.

Can't even imagine being out there in thatr cold.

Tom Landry & Bart Starr--2 of the classiest people to ever be involved in the NFL!!


RK

dnf777
01-14-2011, 07:44 PM
I am the only person in WI that was not at that game.
But I did watch it.

Can't even imagine being out there in thatr cold.

Tom Landry & Bart Starr--2 of the classiest people to ever be involved in the NFL!!


RK

I'm way too young to remember that old timey stuff :D.....but was Roger Staubach on the team then? If so, make that THREE of the classiest people in the NFL.

M&K's Retrievers
01-14-2011, 07:49 PM
I'm way too young to remember that old timey stuff :D.....but was Roger Staubach on the team then? If so, make that THREE of the classiest people in the NFL.

Yes you are. That would be Don Meredith. Four of the classiest.

road kill
01-14-2011, 08:10 PM
Yes you are. That would be Don Meredith. Four of the classiest.

And Ray Nitschke!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zO7wm4918bY&feature=fvw

RK

dnf777
01-14-2011, 08:29 PM
Since this thread has morphed into classy NFL persona, I would be remiss if I didn't mention the Rooney family...one of the originals along with GB.

mjh345
01-14-2011, 08:41 PM
Classy NFL people has to include Drew Brees

Beat you to it Franco!!

Franco
01-14-2011, 08:49 PM
Classy NFL people has to include Drew Brees

Beat you to it Franco!!

:D
He is just following in Archie Manning's foot steps! Of course Manning was never Sports Illustrated's Man Of The Year. An awarded based on accomplishments on the field(all sports) and in the community.

And, lets don't forget another Mississipian, Walter Payton. A guy Archie respected so much he named a son after.

From today's Yahoo Sports . com


With that in mind, here’s a look at the greatest free-agent moves since the league started formal free agency in 1993:
1. Drew Brees (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/5479/), New Orleans Saints (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/teams/nor/), 2006: Let’s see: What has Brees meant to not only the Saints, but the entire city of New Orleans? Well, he has been the best quarterback in team history. He has won various offensive player of the year honors, and was named Sports Illustrated Man of the Year and Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year in 2010. Oh yeah, there’s that Super Bowl title he helped win. Then there’s all the charity work he has done to help rebuild the city. Hollywood doesn’t write scripts this corny.
http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=jc-topfreeagents011411