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Charlie "Choo-Choo" Justice
Birth: May 18, 1924
Death: Oct. 17, 2003

Football Player. He was twice the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy while piling up yardage as an elusive running back at North Carolina in the late 1940s. At the end of his four years of college football he had gained 4,883 yards running and passing, a record that stood for 45 years until 1994. He was twice named to the all-Southern Conference team and was the conference player of the year in 1948 and 1949. He went on to play in the NFL for the Washington Redskins. He was honored by the Redskins in 2002 as one of the team's 70 greatest players. He also was the first athlete inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. He is said to have been given his nickname during his stint in the Navy when a fellow sailor remarked that "He runs along just like a choo-choo train". (bio by: Ron Moody) 
 
Burial:
Calvary Episcopal Church Cemetery
Fletcher
Henderson County
North Carolina, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Ron Moody
Record added: Oct 19, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8001512
Charlie Choo-Choo Justice
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Charlie Choo-Choo Justice
Added by: Julie Karen Hancock (Cooper) Jackson
 
Charlie Choo-Choo Justice
Added by: Julie Karen Hancock (Cooper) Jackson
 
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Thanks for the memories, Choo Choo -- rest in peace.
- Soljerblue
 Added: Nov. 16, 2013

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- Kathy (McPhaul) Cather
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