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Lou Rymkus
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Birth: Nov. 6, 1919
Royalton
Franklin County
Illinois, USA
Death: Oct. 31, 1998
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA

Professional football player and coach. After attending Notre Dame on a football scholarship, Lou Rymkus was drafted by the Washington Redskins in 1943 and played for one season before enlisting in the military during World War II. In 1946, Rymkus became a member of the Cleveland Browns, coached by Paul Brown, and won five championships (both AAFC & NFL) before retiring from playing in 1951.

Ten years later, Rymkus became the first head coach of the Houston Oilers in the new American Football League. The Oilers would go on to win the inaugural AFL Championship game over the Los Angeles Chargers. Differences of opinion with the Oilers' owner would lead to Rymkus' dismissal midway through the following season. 
 
Burial:
San Felipe de Austin Cemetery
San Felipe
Austin County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: William Woodburn
Originally Created by: Jr. McKay
Record added: Nov 20, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44581487
Lou Rymkus
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Lou Rymkus
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Lou Rymkus
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You were my step-Grand Dad and i miss you very much. I have so many trinkets from your career, but none can answer all the questions I have for you. If nothing else, you have taught to to better appreciate my loved ones while they are alive. You are the G...(Read more)
- Darryl Britt
 Added: Dec. 15, 2010
 
 
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