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Sid Luckman
Birth: Nov. 21, 1916
Death: Jul. 5, 1998

Hall of Fame Professional Football Player. For twelve seasons (1939 to 1950), he played at the quarterback, halfback, defensive-back and punter positions in the National Football League with the Chicago Bears. He attended Erasmus Hall High School and played collegiate football at Columbia University. While with the (Columbia) Lions, he excelled earning All-American status at the halfback position. Selected by the Bears during the 1st round of the 1939 NFL Draft, he became a practitioner of the "T-formation" offensive strategy and with its success resulted in four NFL Titles for the Bears during the 1940s (1940, 1941, 1943 and 1946), including a 73-0 trouncing of the Washington Redskins in 1940, as he led the squads nicknamed "The Monsters of the Midway". Luckman earned MVP honors in 1943 with his league-leading 2,194 passing yards and 28 touchdowns. Following the 1943 season, he served with the US Merchant Marines during World War II. In 204 career regular season games, he amassed 14,686 passing yards with 137 touchdowns and achieved All-NFL status five-times (1941 to 1944 and 1947). Following his playing career, he returned to Columbia where he served as an assistant coach. He was elected to College Football Hall of Fame in 1960, the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1965 and the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1979. At the time of his death, Luckman continued to lead the Bears in career quarterback statistics and is regarded by many as the franchise's greatest quarterback. (bio by: C.S.) 
 
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Memorial Park Cemetery and Crematorium
Skokie
Cook County
Illinois, USA
 
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Record added: Jun 22, 1999
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