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Benny Friedman

  • Birth 18 Mar 1905 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
  • Death 23 Nov 1982 New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Burial Glendale, Queens County, New York, USA
  • Plot Section 2, Block 9, Map 9, Lot 24, Grave 20
  • Memorial ID 24154833

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 Red 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.

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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 25 Jan 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 24154833
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Benny Friedman (18 Mar 1905–23 Nov 1982), Find A Grave Memorial no. 24154833, citing Mount Carmel Cemetery, Glendale, Queens County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .