Paul “Tank” Younger

Paul “Tank” Younger

Birth
Grambling, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 15 Sep 2001 (aged 73)
Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Grandview, T-1/Seace, 1
Memorial ID 10689000 · View Source
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Professional Football Player. Born Paul Lawrence Younger in Grambling, Louisiana, he was one of the first black athletes to break the National Football League's color barrier. Known as "Tank" he played as a fullback, halfback, and as a linebacker for the Los Angeles Rams from 1949 to 1957, and the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1958. Young, who retired in 1958, ranks as number 15 on the NFL's All-Time Rushing Average List with 4.727. He was elected into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2000.

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  • Originally Created by: Mark R. Daniels
  • Added: 27 Mar 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10689000
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Paul “Tank” Younger (30 Apr 1928–15 Sep 2001), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10689000, citing Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .