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Baugh, Samuel Adrian (Sammy)

Born: 1914 AD
Currently alive, at 101 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Coach, Football Player


1914 - Samuel Adrian Baugh was born 17th of March in Temple, Texas.


Baugh matriculated to Texas Christian University after high school.


1936 - Finished fourth in voting for the Heisman Trophy when he was a consensus All-American.


Signed by the Washington Redskins as a rookie, Baugh led the NFL in passing while leading the Redskins to two NFL championships.


1937-1952 - Baugh is the quarterback for Washington Redskins.


1940-1943 - "Slingin' Sammy" was the finest punter, leading the NFL for four consecutive seasons.


1945 - Baugh's best statistical season came when he completed 128 of 182 attempts for 1669 yards.


1947 - Best play is the "Sammy Baugh Day" where he threw for 6 touchdowns against the Chicago Cardinals, that season's eventual NFL champion.


1952 - Baugh stayed with Washington through the season playing in a then-record 16 seasons.


1955-1959 - Baugh became a coached at Hardin-Simmons University.


Baugh is the last living charter member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.





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