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Benny Friedman
Birth: Mar. 18, 1905
Cleveland
Cuyahoga County
Ohio, USA
Death: Nov. 23, 1982
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Hall of Fame Professional Football Player. He was regarded by many as being one of the earliest great passers of the National Football League. For eight seasons (1927 to 1934), he played at the quarterback position in the National Football League with the Cleveland Bulldogs, Detroit Wolverines, New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers. He attended East Tech High School in Cleveland and played collegiate football at the University of Michigan. While with the Wolverines, he achieved All-American honors twice (1925 and 1926). During his professional career, he received First-Team All-Pro recognition four consecutive times (1927 to 1930) and along with the Chicago Bears Reg Grange, Friedman helped popularize the National Football League during the early years. After retiring as a player, he remained in the sport to serve as head coach at the City College of New York. Following service with the United States Navy during World War II, he served as head coach at and athletic director at Brandeis University. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1951 and was named to the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1979. Friedman was posthumously enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2005. (bio by: C.S.) 
 
Burial:
Mount Carmel Cemetery
Flushing
Queens County
New York, USA
Plot: Section 2, Block 9, Map 9, Lot 24, Grave 20
 
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Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Jan 25, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24154833
Benny Friedman
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Benny Friedman
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