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William Roy Lyman

Hall of Fame Football Player. Born in Table Rock, Nebraska, he joined the Canton Bulldogs as a defensive tackle in 1922. He played for thirteen seasons with the Canton Bulldogs 1922, 1923, 1925, Cleveland Bulldogs 1924 and Chicago Bears 1926 to 1934. In his career, he helped the Cleveland Bulldogs win the NFL Championship in 1924 and Chicago Bears win the NFL Championship in 1933. He is also credited for pioneering the sophisticated defensive play of constant shifting and sliding on the line which confused opponents. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1964.

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  • Added: 12 Nov 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6914
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Roy Lyman (30 Nov 1898–28 Dec 1972), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6914, citing Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .